Welcome to the 2022/23 Season
Thankyou to all the athletes, great job!
Below are the teams. Coaches will be in touch when they find out practice times.
Mandatory - UAA: All U-12 athletes are required to attend a UAA ice session as designated by Ringette Alberta. This will measure their skating proficiency in the areas of forward skating, backwards skating, tight turns, and pivots. There will be approximately 30 players on the ice for each UAA session.
Results of the UAA, along with previous coach feedback if available, will be used to determine groupings for the first evaluation scrimmage for U12. Groupings for subsequent scrimmages will be determined by a combination of UAA results and evaluation results from prior scrimmages.
The UAA results presented as average scores for all players will be used within the association to support athlete and program development. The UAA information will also be provided to RAB in accordance with their time constraints. While UAA Scores are not used in determining individual player ranking within their division, SARA shall use the RAB Target Team Scores and Target Ranges to form their teams. Each teamâ€™s Team Score shall be as close as possible to the Target Team Score for that tier, and each athleteâ€™s score should be within the Target Range for the tier, where possible. Aggregate UAA scores are used to ensure SARA teams are declared in the appropriate division for their skill level.
Independent evaluators will be contracted, when available, for skills and scrimmage evaluations. These evaluators will assess athletes relative to the group they are playing with, on a scale of 1-5, in the areas of skating, ring skills (ring control, passing and shooting),and game sense/team play. Evaluators will be encouraged to use the full 1-5 scale for ranking players during the evaluations.
Some player movement between groups is required after each evaluation session. Player movement can include movement between skating groups, or between teams within a skating group. All players will have a cumulative evaluation score based on all evaluations to date (including on ice skills and scrimmage evaluations, prior year coach feedback, and UAA scores if applicable) to determine subsequent ice times and/or determine player draft position. At the end of the evaluation process, the athlete will be ranked based on all evaluation scores to generate the draft lists.
Scrimmage game play can consist of 3 on 3, 4 on 4 and 5 on 5 at the discretion of the Division Coordinator, the on-ice coordinator and coaches (only when identified prior to evaluations). Game sessions should not exceed 30 skaters, to ensure the evaluators can adequately assess all players in all categories. On the sound of the buzzer or whistle (after approximately 90 seconds - time keepers are encouraged to assess current game play and stop play at an appropriate time that does not interfere with an active play) the players will abandon the ring and leave the ice. The next line will rotate onto the ice in the assigned order, as determined by their pinny or jersey number. The players will be reorganized periodically throughout the scrimmage to prevent the same players playing together on every shift. During the evaluation scrimmage, athletes will rotate between centre, forward and defense - bench volunteers will be responsible for ensuring that all players are given equal opportunity to play all three positions.
Final evaluation score is based on weighting of 25% for Coach feedback and 75% for evaluation sessions. Where coach feedback is not available, for example in the case of a player new to the association, the playerâ€™s final evaluations score will be based 100% on their evaluation session score.
Carrie and Gerald Blouin