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May 22, 2013, 6:14 pm
Good news for those players that have not yet registered for the 2013/2014 ringette season. If we receive your payment and registration form by May 31st, you are still eligible to pay the early-bird AGM rate. All the registration information is available under "Registration Info" to the left of this notice. Hardcopy registration forms and payments should be mailed to
May 7, 2013, 1:41 pm
A Team Try Outs! Come out and Show us your Talent!
U16 A - Head Coach; Clarke Fisher
U19A - Head Coach Dave McDougall
Friday, May 10, 8:00pm at Magna Centre, Newmarket
Saturday, May 11, 6:30pm at Magna Centre, Newmarket
Tuesday, May 21, 8:30 pm at Canlan Ice Sports Arena (by invitation only)
Sunday, May 26, 9 pm at Clatworthy Arena (possible exhibition game)
Cost is $15 per session. please pre-register
Markham will be hosting the U14A team please check out their website for tryout dates and times.
The U16A team will be completely hosted in Newmarket, but because we have had the closest association rule set aside for this season Markham players will be able to tryout for this level and will not have to be released from Richmond Hill to come play for us.
We are currently reviewing the U12 evaluations and there might be an opportunity for a join U12 provincial team.
May 1, 2013, 2:05 pm
Do to the changes in our tryout schedule we have some extra ice that we can now use to help keep your girls in shape for the upcoming tryouts. Any player that will be U14/U16 or U19 aged is welcome to attend. Please bring your own practice Jersey.
Apr 12, 2013, 8:34 pm
Hello NDRA members,
As our AGM is fast approaching and your current board is working hard on wrapping up the season, we are also looking forward to what the next season has to offer and what ideas and suggestions YOU have to share with us.
What better way then to join the board!!
To move things along at the AGM and not bore our girls and families we are asking that everyone take a look at the attached job descriptions and see where you or a fellow member of NDRA may be helpful in filling a position next year.
We are asking all nominations be submitted prior to April 25th so that we do not have poor Dave calling out names again and asking for volunteers and we can just enjoy our year end party.
Below you will find a list of names of those who have already put forward for a position and if no one runs against them prior to April 25th then they will be acclaimed as of that date. At the AGM we will then only focus on the empty positions.
PLEASE think about all that you have thought over the past year and comments you may have heard or suggestions you have said or heard and remember that you can help make them part of our association by becoming a board member.
The board members who have taken these roles on before you have done a fantastic job of paving the path for us newbies to step in and carry on their hard work. So please, if you have any questions about a position or time involved in it feel free to ask a current or past board member. Please keep in mind that all board members who are leaving this year have all said they will mentor anyone who takes on the job and you will not be left alone.
– Candidate – Shawn Linton
• Vice President
– Candidate - Lui De Dominicis
– Candidate - Kim Owens
– Candidate: Brent Routledge
– Candidate: Michelle Linton
– Candidate: Dave McFadden
• Past President
– Candidate: Dave McDougall
• Coach & Player Development
– Candidate: Murdock Brooks & Kathy Kane
• Fundraising (Golf Tournament & MacGregor Meats)
⋄ Fundraising (NDRA Tournament)
• Tournament Chair
• Tournament Registrar
• Tournament Volunteer Co-Ordinator
• Come Try Ringette Co-Ordinator
• S.R.R.A. Rep
• Equipment Manager
• C.O.R.L. Rep
• O.C.R.R.L. Rep
• Trillium Grant
– Candidate: Eric Pelletier
• Parent Relations
Apr 9, 2013, 7:41 pm
Update on Provincial teams AA
On behalf if Dave McDougall :
I met with the presidents of Richmond Hill and Markham to come up with a trial policy for this year for the U16AA team (an extension on what we did last year).
It is likely that we will only be able to contribute a minority number of players this year to the U16AA team (same with Markham) – Richmond Hill has 23 players that played u16A, u16AA and u14AA coming to the tryouts. It was clear even by choosing some of the best players from all 3 associations last year that we were outgunned by more mature associations that are also combining their regions (and have been for many years) – Guelph, elora, burlinton, Niagara etc… - not to mention London and all their surrounding teams.
We have come to the agreement that there is likely only the skillset to have 1 AA team between the 3 associations at each of the u14, u16 and u19 levels.
Newmarket had already determined we would not be holding tryouts for AA in any level.
I was successful in negotiating on our associations behalf a “trial year” that enables a fair selection of the coach and the players at the U16 level this year. The details are below – we will have equal representation from Newmarket on both the player and coaching committee as well as 2 unbiased southern region reps to provide an uneven 5 people to enable a majority vote and evaluations on players.
Does anybody know of anybody else interested in going for the U16AA head coach position? We are looking for all coaching apps in for April 10th (let me know if you need more time)
Representatives from Markham, Newmarket and Richmond Hill met March 26 to review the situation for U16AA teams in the area. These notes of the discussion have been approved by the presidents of those associations.
General Discussion on Objectives:
- there was wide agreement that it is important to offer all ringette players in the area a chance to play the level of ringette that they are best suited to. Doing so helps keep players challenged and rewarded and keeps them in the game
- Southern Region needs to improve the competitiveness of its AA teams, and this in part depends on finding a better balance in the number of AA teams relative to the number of players
- the small numbers in ringette mean that associations often need players from outside their association to form a competitive AA team, and that players often have to move among associations. This can have a negative impact on the associations losing players, but at the same time, having an optimum balance of teams helps all associations in an area by improving the quality of options available to the players.
- a review of the number of players at the U16 provincial level for next season among the three associations indicates that there are enough players to form 1 U16AA team
- while it is not certain until the team is chosen, the numbers suggest the greatest number of players would likely be from Richmond Hill
- Markham has hosted U16AA the last two years and would like to keep it, but the number of Markham players at that level next year is smaller than Richmond Hill
- there was discussion of the differences between a joint York Region team and a team based in one of the three associations
- it was observed that when one association hosts, players and parents not from that association may have concerns about the potential for bias in the selection process. This concern is lessened if a transparent selection process is in place.
Ultimately, the following agreement was reached:
- there will be one U16AA team among the three associations, with one set of tryouts for that team
- the team and tryouts will be in Richmond Hill
- Coach selection - there will be an open call for U16AA head coach (candidates accepted from any association). This will be advertised on all three association websites and the SRRA website. Deadline will be April 10.
-Team Selection - at tryouts, player evaluations will be done by a committee of 5, again including one rep from each association and 2 independents familiar with the AA level of play. It is assumed the head coach would be one of these evaluators.
- all three associations are open to the idea of the team playing and practicing on ice from any of the 3 associations, to help maintain a high profile for AA ringette in the area, and to provide the team with access to more resources
- these arrangements are considered by the associations to be a pilot project at U16AA for the 2013-14 season only, and the arrangement will be reviewed prior to next season
There was a thorough and frank discussion on all these issues. It was evident to me that all parties were thinking beyond their own borders, about how best to develop the sport in the area, acknowledging practical realities and trying to be fair to one another. In the end, it seems everyone gave up something of their own interest to get something that should work well for all.
I commend the three associations for their collaborative and constructive approach.
Elite Development Co-ordinator
Apr 9, 2013, 4:05 pm
Let's help spread the word about Ringette and this new association. Please visit their website at: http://www.barrieringette.ca/Updates.html
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Apr 2, 2013, 1:09 pm
Newmarket & District Ringette Association
Invites you to our Year End Party and
Annual General Meeting.
Sunday April 28, 2013
Magna Centre – Activity Rooms A&B
From 1:30 – 4:30
Ø Pizza & Drinks
Ø Trophy Presentation
Ø Miss Ringette Award
Ø Refer A Friend Rewards
Ø Free Skate