128-510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7 Phone: 975-0839 Fax: 975-0856 SPRING 2009 2009 Saskatoon Ringette MAY 15, 2009 IS THE Annual General Meeting DEADLINE April 21th, 2009 7:00 PM Room 122, John Remai Building, 510 Cynthia Street FOR ALL “AA” and “A” (Enter at the North Door Entrance at back of building) COACHING APPLICATIONS Find the application form on our website - This is also a planning meeting for the 2009 – 2010 playing season - www.saskatoonringette.com then click on Vacant Board Member positions will be elected for: “Coaches” heading, then on “Coaches President – 2 year term Application” Bunny Commissioner – 2 year term Tween Commissioner – 2 year team Junior & Belle Commissioner – 2 year term Coach & Player Development – 1 year term Marketing & Public Relations – 2 year term Marketing & Promotion – 2 year term Tournament – 2 year term Director of Fundraising – 2 year term - GET INVOLVED – MAKE IT HAPPEN – Ringette Saskatchewan – AGM is being If you’ve got something to say that held in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 25th will help improve ringette, we want at the Cosmo Civic Center from 9:30am – to hear it at this meeting! 5:00pm. This meeting is open to anyone who is a member of ringette. Please see later in this newsletter for a list of the proposed changes that the board wishes to make to the Constitution and to the Policies, Rules and Regulations. If you are interested in attending, please contact Brenda at the Saskatoon Ringette office at 975-0839 to register. COACH APPRECIATION NIGHT THURSDAY, April 2nd, 2009 Location: Modern Billiards on Central Avenue Time: 7 PM – 10 PM Cost: FREE Activity: Shoot some pool The season just doesn’t work without you! The Ringette Association would like to Thank You! for your commitment to the team that you helped with this season. Please join us along with your guest or spouse for an evening of socializing and fun. FOR REFEREES TOO Ringette Saskatchewan Certification Requirements: BUNNY: Wildcats – Medal Winner in Regina Tournament For years RAS has been implementing training for ALL coaches & ALL bench personnel. SRA will insist this - Medal Winner in City Tournament training is completed for the 2009/10 season. Snow Dogs – Medal Winner in Regina Tournament - Medal Winner in City Tournament All listed bench staff on Ringette Canada Registration Ringers – Medal Winner in City Tournament Forms must have the certification for their position. Black Shadows – Medal Winner in Regina Tourn. This will mean that: - Medal Winner in City Tournament NOVICE: Ice Boomers – Attended Davidson Tournament Managers - must complete the Manager’s - Attended Regina Tournament Certification Program Booklet which is - Attended Saskatoon Tournament available at the office and costs $22.00 to Black Widows – Hosted Tournament in Davidson complete to be certified. There is no refresher or renewal requirements involved. - Attended Red Deer Tournament Coaches and Assistant Coaches – there are - Attended Regina Tournament specifics for all ages, even bunny division. - Attended Saskatoon Tournament Check with Andie Johnston 665-0943 to get the Red Hot Rings – Attended Regina Tournament required training clinic information for your - Attended Saskatoon Tournament needs. Ring Pops – Attended Regina Tournament Trainers – must have 7 hours of training from a creditable organization. - Attended Saskatoon Tournament Ice Crushers – Silver in Leduc Tournament REGISTER FOR CLINICS Early - Attended Saskatoon Tournament Tornados – Attended Regina Tournament Remember ….Clinics put on by Saskatoon - Attended Saskatoon Tournament Sports Council run through the summer PETITE: Fury – Attended Medicine Hat Tournament months. - Attended Saskatoon Tournament Certification deadline for all bench staff is December 31st Breakers – Attended Medicine Hat Tournament - Gold in Saskatoon Tournament Stealth – Attended Edmonton Tournament - Attended Saskatoon Tournament Riot – Silver in Red Deer Tournament COACHING APPLICATIONS - Attended Saskatoon Tournament All B Divisions: TWEEN: Sonic – Attended Regina Tournament All coaches interesting in coaching “B” teams are - 4th in City Tournament strongly encouraged to submit their applications to the - Provincials – March 6, 7, 8 office by May 15, 2009. Toxic – Attended Leduc Tournament - Silver in City Tournament Rabid Dogs – Bronze in Regina Tournament - Provincials – March 6, 7, 8 Saints – Attended BP Memorial Tournament Custom License Plates still available at the office - Attended Edmonton Tournament - Attended Regina Tournament $5 - Westerns – March 26, 27, 28 JUNIOR: Blaze – Attended Edmonton Tournament - Attended Regina Tournament - Bronze in Medicine Hat Tournament - Westerns – March 26, 27, 28 Ringette Saskatchewan is hosting the BELLE: Ice – Silver in Edmonton Tournament Ringette Canada Annual General - Westerns – March 26, 27, 28 Blazers – Attended BP Memorial Tournament Meeting and Conference from June - Attended in Regina Tournament 12th – 14th. If you are interested, - Bronze in Winnipeg Tournament please contact Crystal at Ringette - Gold in Provincials Saskatchewan at 306-780-9432 to - Nationals in Charlottetown, PEI OPEN: Chargers – Attended City Tournament register. Friday evening – Open - Provincials – March 6, 7, 8 Session, Saturday – conference, Blues – Attended Calgary Tournament Saturday night – banquet and hall of - Attended City Tournament - Provincials – March 6, 7, 8 fame inductions, Sunday am – AGM. Renegades – Attended City Tournament There is a registration fee to be Straight Shooters – 1st Men’s team in Saskatoon confirmed for the event. Shock – Attended Calgary Tournament - Westerns – March 26, 27, 28 The Masters moved out to Dalmeny to play their games this season every Friday night. We have hosted several “Drop In” nights to encourage people to come out In 2007, the Government of Canada put in place a and try the game. This has resulted in non-refundable tax credit program for eligible gaining some new players from amounts of up to $500.00, paid by parents, to Dalmeny, Martensville, and Warman areas, as well as Saskatoon. Carpooling register a child (under the age of 16) in an eligible from Saskatoon is also helping with the physical activity program, this includes Ringette. drive. This $500.00 is a per child amount so if you have 3 children under 16 playing sports your total tax credit This season we attended the “Friends on would be $1,500.00. Ice” tournament in Red Deer - January 2, 3, & 4, and had a great time. We are Please visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness/ for a ending our season with a tournament in complete breakdown on how this tax credit works. Calgary at the Old’n Ring Tournament in Chestermere, AB on April 3, 4, & 5. For more information about the Masters The Saskatoon Ringette Ringette Program, please contact Chris Association is excited to be Thiessen at email@example.com. hosting the Western Canadian Ringette Championships from Wednesday, March 25th to Saturday, March 28th at Cosmo Arena and at Harold Latrace 1 and 2. New to SRA Husky supports our ringette organization by rebating 2% of your – If you have a Volunteers are still needed. retail purchases at Husky & Mohawk small business – gas stations, convenience stores and Call the office to Come on out and watch the Husky House Restaurants. Funds check out our Tween Saints, Junior Blaze, Belle can be used in any way our website or Ice, and Open Shock teams organization sees fit. newsletter There are no strings attached. compete to see who is the advertising. BEST IN THE WEST. Cards will be available at registration nights, at our AGM and at the office Rates available for you to give friends and family to upon request. Opening Ceremonies are present at the time of Subject to space Wednesday, March 25th at 8:00pm purchases…..no other work is availability. involved. at the PAC Centre on the U of S Campus. Everyone welcome. Something to think about for the fall. Earn some extra spending money. Flexible hours. Need to be 12 years of age or older. Are you interested in reffing ringette. Contact Gary Loy @ 374-2815 Summer Ringette Camps – Saskatoon Wild presents their 4th Annual Summer Ringette Camps. August 23 to August 27, 2009 at Harold Latrace Arena. The camp is run by the Wild players and will again feature power skating instruction by ex- NHLer (and ringette parent) Dan Focht. The camp will again feature three age groupings (Bunny/Novice with less that two year’s experience, Novice with two or more years experience and first year Petites, second year Petites and Tweens) and if there is enough interest, there will be a Junior/Belle group as well. Age groupings are based on the upcoming year. Contact: Terry McAdam 384-6255 or Dwayne Andreen 384-3847 221-0237 380-9600 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Proposed Changes to Association Policies, Rules and Proposed Changes to Constitution Regulations Article VI – Directors reads: Section III – Registration 1. ii) Vice President of Coaching and Sport reads: Development – (even years) i) …Deb/Open 19 years and older change to: 1.iv) Vice President of Coaching and Player change to: Development – (even years) f) …Open 18 years and older reads: Section III – Registration 1.viii) Vice President of Tournament and Games – (odd years) reads: change to: p) For league games, coaches are not allowed to pick up players 1.viii) Vice President of Tournament – (odd years) unless they have less than ten (10) skaters and a goalie from their own registered team. Coaches may pick up players to fill their reads: 1. xiii) Commissioner of the Open & Master Division – roster to a maximum of ten (10) skaters and a goalie. (even years) add on: change to: p) Teams that are preparing for Provincials, Westerns, and 1. xiii) Commissioner of the Open Division – (even Nationals may pick up their affiliated roster pick-ups from years) February 15th of each playing season and onward, in order to reads: give these players a chance to get the experience they need to 4. … The 8 year consecutive rule in clause 3 applies … play on that team. change to: 4. … The 8 year consecutive rule in clause 2 applies Section IV – Team Officials … reads: Article VIII h) The Directors will advertise locally for coaches. “AA” and reads: “A” coaching application must be received by May 15th of the 2. For the Annual General Meeting, 30 members playing season. All other coaching applications may be consist of a quorum. change to: submitted up until the time of drafting the teams. 2. For the Annual General Meeting, 25 members change to: consist of a quorum. h) The Directors will advertise locally for all coaches. “AA” and “A” coaching applications must be received by May 15th for the upcoming season. “B” team coaches are strongly encouraged to get their applications in by May 15th as well. Section X – City and Provincial Qualifying Rules reads: a) No pick-up players will be allowed, including goal tenders. change to: a) Pick-up players will be allowed, to a maximum of ten (10) There is an abundance of information about skaters, not including goal tenders. These players have to be Saskatoon Ringette and the people involved with from the division below the one you are in. the organization on the website, so check it out. The association is always looking for up-to-date Section XII – Bingos information about what is happening in the Remove this section, we do not have bingos anymore. ringette world…so send your stories and pictures (in jpg format) to firstname.lastname@example.org The Saskatoon Ringette Association is hosting NATIONALS in April 2010!!! From April 4th – 10th, 2010, Saskatoon will be host to the most prestigious event in Canadian Ringette. From British Columbia to Nova Scotia and everywhere in between and above, Provincial Champions in the Junior and Belle divisions, as well as NRL playoff games, will be in Saskatoon for a wonderful week of ringette. The Committee is formed and volunteers will be needed to make this event the best one ever. Keep this in mind for 2010! PLEASE WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO ON COME TRY RINGETTE EVENTS. FREE SKATES PLANNED FOR JUNE AND AUGUST The Saskatoon City of Bridges Tournament would like to thank the following sponsors for their support. KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SASK-TEL SASKATOON BOX LACROSSE PLAY BOX LACROSSE Saskatoon Box Lacrosse is starting a GIRLS DIVISION for Lacrosse this spring. They have two divisions – Youth – 1999/1998/1997 and Intermediate – 1996/1995/1994. If you are interested in playing or want more information, please contact: SBLA, 1111 Avenue G North, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 2A2. Their phone number is 384-3466 and their fax is 384-3477, and their email address is email@example.com - You base the purchase of your next vehicle on whether it will hold five kids, five sticks, and five ringette bags. - You know the location of every Tim Horton’s within a 400 kilometer radius. - You relate directions to places by the nearest arena. - You feel lost when you have a free weekend. - You look forward to going to work on Monday morning because you can use the rest. - You can cheer at the top of your lungs for an entire weekend and not lose your voice. - You buy gloves according to how loud you can clap in them. - You find yourself missing the parents of your child’s teammates during the off-season. - You can keep up your end of the conversation and watch ringette at the same time. - You refuse to make any plans with your friends until you check your kids’ ringette schedule. - Dad can rationalize spending $90 on a Ring-Jet stick for his eight-year-old but won’t spend $5 on a birthday card for his wife. - You ground your kid for a week (except for ringette practices and games). - Can justify complaining about someone who gives hundreds of hours of volunteer time to your child. - Has to use a grandparent to take kid #1 to a tournament, because Dad was in a different city with kid #2 at a tournament and Mom was with kid #3 in yet another city for a 3rd tournament all in one weekend. Twelve new referees joined the ranks this season. There will be clinics in October for any new referees that are interested for the upcoming season. For more information about the referees and their association, please contact Gary Loy at 374-2815 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Watch for information on the website and in emails about the 3rd Annual Referees vs Coaches game. SASKATOON RINGETTE WOULD LIKE TO THANK WINDSOR PLYWOOD, CROATIA INDUSTRIES AND SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP DURING THE PAST SEASON. WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO TO HELP OUR SPORT! Also, a big THANK YOU to Larry Cruse and his SIAST students for their help with repairs to our shot clocks!