Memo: U19AA Projected Program


Aug. 07, 2022

Memo: U19AA Projected Program Outline 2022-23 Season

As we approach the upcoming High Performance Ringette season, RNB is releasing this memo
regarding the expected U19AA programming for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.
The intent of this memo is to ensure that the expectations of the ringette community are in line
with the operational realities of the U19AA program within a Canada Winter Games year.
The information below is based on likely scenarios and projected assumptions. RNB will review
the registrations numbers and player assessment data at the end of the U19AA tryouts and
re-confirm before a final decision is made on the below U19AA program.
This upcoming season, the U19AA program will represent Ringette New Brunswick and,
provided player registrations and assessment results support the decision, a team will be declared
to Ringette Canada to compete at the 2023 Canadian Ringette Championships (CRCs) held in
Regina, Saskatchewan from April 9 - 15, 2023. Tryouts for the U19AA will proceed as
intended, but RNB anticipates double carded athletes will play both on the Canada Winter
Games (CWG) 2023 team as well as the U19AA team. This will mean a unique start to the
season as both programs will co-exist from September to February 25h, 2023. Due to the nature
of the situation, the U19AA program will have a lighter schedule until the Canada Winter Games
are over (February 25, 2023). The CWG program will be the priority for double carded athletes,
and we will schedule the U19AA accordingly to avoid overtraining. If an athlete is an affiliate
with the CWG team, they will be committed to the U19AA team but may be called up as
required to play on the CWG team. The U19AA athletes not related to the CWG program will
still get regular training but it will be less intense than previous years. Once CWG is completed,
the U19AA team will resume regular training in preparation for CRCs in Regina.

Projected U19AA program outline, includes:


- (1) ice time per week
- Off ice / dryland physical training
- Other off ice player training such as sports psychology and nutrition
- Participation at local High Performance inter-provincial jamborees

 

Frequently asked questions:

 

If a player only plays U19AA will they have regular ice times and games ?

Yes, the practice schedule will be slightly less than normal and regular games will be scheduled both locally and regionally.

 

Will U19AA have any travel away tournaments before CRC’s?

This is possible but would only be after CWG is completed and would be decided by coaching staff.

 

With a reduced schedule until February, will the U19AA team be a less costly program?

Yes, the budget will be reflective of a less intense schedule and therefore less costly per athlete.

 

Will U19AA players be allowed to play other sports?

RNB and our HP program recommends only playing for the athletes HP program to avoid overtraining as the program will ramp up quickly after the CWG are completed until Nationals / CRCs in April.

 

How many double carded athletes will declare to play both CWG and attend CRC ?

This will be asked of the CWG athletes before the RNB HP registration deadline of August 9.

 

Will CWG athletes be allowed to declare and join the U19AA program after the August 9 registration deadline?

No, CWG AAA players will be required to identify prior to the August 9 deadline and will not be allowed to join after the deadline. If CWG athletes do not declare and pay team fees for U19AA team throughout the year, they will not be allowed to join the U19AA team after the CWG and will not be allowed to participate at the CRCs in April.

 

What are options for a player wanting to play a regular / full program ringette season?

With the information outlined in this document, a player can decide to tryout strictly for U19A which will remain unaffected by the CWG AAA program.

 

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