Team Manager's Information
Manager's Certification Course
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR MANAGER’S CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TEST:
The course is online and can be found at http://www.ringette.ca/. Click on the coaching tab. The manager`s certification will be on the left and all the information will be there
This managerial "course" has been designed specifically for those who may not wish to coach, yet wish to contribute and be involved in a team"s organization. The information contained in the Managers Certification is valuable and beneficial for any individual in the "team sport" setting. It is highly recommended that those people who are currently in a coaching role obtain this manual to help increase their knowledge in the area of team administration. This program is intended to prepare an individual for a managerial or an administrative position on any Ringette team.
After creating your online profile, you will be able to access the Manager’s Certification Program by clicking on the appropriate tab. When prompted, you will have to make an online payment of $22.00 through PayPal. You will then have access to the program.
Please read through the material online and answer the respective questions. You will not be able to advance to the next section without having successfully answered the questions. Thus, you will be re-directed to the appropriate material to assist you in correcting your answer.
If you leave the online program stagnant for a period of time, you will be able to resume where you left off.
Once complete, a certificate of achievement will be generated, but you are not required to print this as you will receive a wallet card accrediting you as a Certified Manager by Ringette Canada. These individuals will be registered with their provincial/territorial association and with Ringette Canada as certified managers.
You will have the ability to review the Manager’s Certification Program by logging onto the system at any point in the future.
All certified managers will be added to the Manager’s database and will have the ability to receive emails regarding updates or professional development opportunities. All provinces will be provided with a master list of all certified managers in their province.
Certification Deadlines: Certification deadlines for tournaments or provincial/territorial championships vary across Canada. It is your responsibility to check with your provincial/territorial association regarding deadlines affecting your certification. Don’t make assumptions – check and be sure!
Canadian Ringette Championships - The certification deadline for managers whose teams attend the CRCs is February 28. Managers of teams playing at this level should be prepared well in advance.
Once you have completed the course, please
e-mail a copy of your receipt and proof of
completion of the course to
There are several links within the
document below that may be helpful.
Team Staff Form
PDF format) needs to be filled in and
returned to the
Director of Coaching ASAP at the
beginning of the Season. This information
will be used to create a Team Staff Contact
If your team
wishes to participate in Provincials, the
Form will need to be completed
and submitted to the RRA Director of
Registration before the
appointed deadlines. LATE APPLICATIONS
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The team Manager needs to work with the other team
staff, team treasurer, and parents to ensure that
everyone is kept informed and organized.
The Manager does NOT need to do all of the work
themselves – ask for volunteers to take care of
various tasks and delegate. This also helps to get
more people involved with the team.
Collect contact information from players
including player name, phone #, address(es),
parent name(s), e-mail & birth date. It is also
a good idea to collect any pertinent health
information, such as allergies and other medical
conditions – this can be helpful to the coaches,
but should be handled discretely. This
information should be stored in the team first
Discuss season plans
with team staff to determine possible
tournaments, team apparel, etc. Based on these
ideas, create an estimated team budget including
practice ice, tournament entry fees, year-end &
other miscellaneous costs (such as pictures,
apparel, bus costs).
Some players may
need name swatches (two, one for each jersey)
for the back of their jerseys. You may wish to
take care of this for anyone on the team that
needs them and just bill it to their account.
Some players may
need/want league socks. These can be purchased
from the RRA Equipment room and billed to the
player's individual account.
Meet with team
parents to finalize a plan for the Season –
which tournaments to attend, whether to take a
bus, team apparel & other decisions requiring
Recruit a Treasurer
& Co-signor (these are ideally someone other
than the coach/manager or their spouses).
Request an initial payment from each player for
the Treasurer to open the team account.
Create team phone
lists & schedules to hand out to each of the
players. Remember to assign each family
(usually excluding the coaches) to time/scorekeep
& operate the shot clock (if required) for each
league game. It is also a good idea to create
wallet sized team lists including player’s
tournament(s) have been decided on:
Submit the tournament application form ASAP
along with a cheque from the Treasurer.
Some tournaments fill up quickly.
Book a bus if the team has decided to take
Book hotel rooms. Don’t forget to book one
for the bus driver if you are taking a bus.
Make sure to check with the team to
determine how many rooms are needed.
Some tournaments require each team to
provide scorekeepers, shot clock operators,
and/or people to work the penalty box. Be
prepared to assign these tasks or get
Prepare an itinerary for the tournament
Fill out the Game Sheet roster. This is most
easily done using stickers (2x4” mailing
labels). You will need 3 stickers per game –
one for each sheet. Remember to cross out any
players that are absent and add any players that
have been picked-up as
Temporary Promotions – indicate these players
with “TP”. The Home team is responsible for
providing the game sheet, these can be obtained
from the office at each of the Regina rinks.
After each game, the winning team (or Home team
in the case of a tie) is responsible for
reporting the game score using the
Game Scores Form. This is usually
done by the coach or manager.
Fundraising – this is a good opportunity to get
others involved with the team. Recruit
volunteers to organize/coordinate various
fundraising activities that the team decides to
Team Bingo – you will be contacted by one of the
Bingo Hall Coordinators to assign your team a
bingo date and how many workers are needed.
Survey your team’s parents to recruit the
required number of workers. Each worker will
receive a bingo voucher to turn in to the team
Book team photos – don’t wait too long to do
this otherwise they won’t be back before the end
of the season.