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    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Ajax-Pickering Coaching Manual ajax-pickering-ringette-manual3840.doc 2007-Sep Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Development Committee
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    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Table of Contents 1. Overview............................................................................................................................................................................1 1.1 Coaching Goals.........................................................................................................................................................1 1.2 Coaching Philosophy................................................................................................................................................1 2. Coaching Qualification and Behaviour...............................................................................................................................2 2.1 Coaching Qualifications............................................................................................................................................2 2.2 Code of Conduct.......................................................................................................................................................2 2.3 Expected Norms........................................................................................................................................................3 2.4 Coaching House League vs Regional Teams (B, C) vs Provincial Teams (A, AA)...................................................3 2.5 Coaching Related Communication and Important Contacts......................................................................................4 3. Team Charter....................................................................................................................................................................5 4. Team Staff Selection.........................................................................................................................................................6 4.1 Prime Staff................................................................................................................................................................6 4.2 Other Important Roles...............................................................................................................................................6 5. Team Selection..................................................................................................................................................................7 5.1 Tryout Plan................................................................................................................................................................7 5.2 Selection based on Team Needs (Positions and Roles)...........................................................................................7 6. Budget and Fundraising.....................................................................................................................................................8 6.1 Budget.......................................................................................................................................................................8 6.2 Fundraising Letters...................................................................................................................................................8 7. Team Development Plan.................................................................................................................................................10 7.1 Planned Developmental Phases.............................................................................................................................10 7.2 Off-Ice Development Support Tools........................................................................................................................10 7.3 Other Developmental Support Reference Material..................................................................................................10 8. Fitness and Nutrition........................................................................................................................................................12 8.1 Nutritional Guidelines for Athletes...........................................................................................................................12 8.2 Meal Suggestions....................................................................................................................................................12 9. Team Strategy.................................................................................................................................................................13 9.1 Basic Offensive Concepts and Strategies...............................................................................................................13 9.2 Goalie Ring Strategies............................................................................................................................................16 9.3 Opposition Goalie Ring Strategy.............................................................................................................................18 9.4 Offensive Zone Movement......................................................................................................................................18 9.5 Defensive Strategies...............................................................................................................................................19 10. Practice Planning...........................................................................................................................................................22 10.1 Basic Skating and Cardio Drills.............................................................................................................................22 10.2 Skating Agility Drills...............................................................................................................................................24 10.3 Ring Handling – Passing/Receiving......................................................................................................................25 10.4 Ring Handling – Shooting......................................................................................................................................27 10.5 Ring Handling – Passing/Receiving/Shooting.......................................................................................................28 10.6 Individual Skills/Tactics.........................................................................................................................................30 10.7 Team Skills/Tactics...............................................................................................................................................34 10.8 Game Experience Drills.........................................................................................................................................37 10.9 Goalie Skills/Tactics..............................................................................................................................................37 11. Blank Practice Plan.......................................................................................................................................................40 Appendix A: Coaches Timeline............................................................................................................................................41 Appendix B: Forms..............................................................................................................................................................43 Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching -i– Development Committee
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    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 1. Overview 1.1 Coaching Goals • Achieve the desired outcome of winning by supporting the young women of the Team to achieve the following goals: • To develop positive Life Skills • physical fitness, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, respect, and discipline while having fun. • To understand and respect their role as positive and healthy role models for other youth. • In the development of Ringette and Sport Skills • To develop as a strong, trusting and unified Team • To be the best thinking team on the ice in any given game. • To be prepared 1.2 Coaching Philosophy 1. Respect for all 2. Integrity and Ethics are the measuring stick 3. Commitment and Effort 4. Performance Measurement Establish performance and success metrics, collect data and use collaborative methods to support improvement and the achievement goals – performance and success metrics are related to things the players can actually control and not what they can’t: a) Can Control i) Soft Skills (1) Effort (2) Motivation (3) Attitude ii) Hard Skills (1) Application of team strategy/plays (2) Skills development (3) Shots on net, save %, recovered rings, rings given up,… b) Can’t Control i) Winning/Losing ii) Level of skill of the other team iii) … 5. Understand that Girls learning styles o Active listeners o Need to be able to relate learning to real life (understand why) o Demonstration is particularly important but they are collaborative learners o Socialization is part of the process o Music is important o Process is more important than the product o Need for communication, support and feedback Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 1 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 2. Coaching Qualification and Behaviour 2.1 Coaching Qualifications • B & C Novice to Belle and C Open & Masters − Grandfathered o Tech. 1/Prac. 1 − New o CSI – Trained • B (Open & Masters) − Grandfathered o Cert. 1 • New o CSI – Trained • A Tween to Open & Provincial Petite • Grandfathered o Cert. 1, Tech. 2 + Theory 2 until 2008 or o Cert. 1, Tech. 2 (taken prior to Sept. 1, 2005) + CI Part A or Tech 2 (taken prior to Sept. 1, 2005) + CI Part B until 2008 • New o CI - Trained 1 • AA Tween to Open • Grandfathered o Cert. 1, Tech. 2 (taken prior to Sept. 1, 2005) + Prac. 2 + CI Part A or o Cert. 1, Tech 2 (taken prior to Sept. 1, 2005) + Prac. 2 + CI Part B until 2008* • New o CI certified + CI Part B • Or o CI trained + gradation trained if available + certified ALL* Courses Available • CSI Trained: Community Sport Initiation - training - offered by O.R.A. • CI Part A: Introduction to Competition - Part A - offered by N.C.C.P. • CI Part B: Introduction to Competition - Part B - offered by N.C.C.P. • CI Trained/certified: Competition Introduction Trained/certified - offered by O.R.A. • Gradation - offered by O.R.A. 2.2 Code of Conduct The opportunity for athletes to participate in sport should be one where values of good sportsmanship and citizenship should be prevalent. Therefore, the following code of conduct will be applied to all O.R.A. Sanctioned Events and activities for all members: • General Conduct o Members are expected to treat each other with mutual respect for the betterment of our sport on and off the ice. • Personal Misconduct 1. The use of drugs is strictly prohibited. 2. Alcohol a) consumption by minors is strictly prohibited b) alcohol consumption by those of legal age must be handled with discretion and in a manner not demeaning to the Ringette Association, following all laws according to the Liquor License Act of Ontario. 3. Vandalism to accommodation sites, competition sites, transportation vehicles, etc. will be dealt with severely. If such a situation occurs, the member or association will be held responsible. 4. Abusive or offensive language is not be used on the ice, bench area or the public halls and lobbies of the arena. 5. Bench Staff must abide by the decisions of the game officials, ie: referee, timekeeper or scorekeeper. 6. Bench Staff should ensure that all players are the best possible representatives at all times. Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 2 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 7. Bench Staff should respect the roles played by the volunteers, Host and officials and other bench staff and deal with them in a courteous and friendly manner. 8. Alcohol must not be consumed at least 8 hours prior to game time. Any person who interferes with the game or verbally abuses or harasses an official, player or bench staff will be asked to leave the playing area and not to return. The Head Coach will be notified by an on-ice official to remove the person. If the person refuses to leave the arena playing area after a reasonable time, the game will be called and the team that the person is associated with will forfeit the game. 2.3 Expected Norms All elements of coaching should remmeber the basic objectives for Ringette in Ajax-Pickering: • Sustainable growth of high quality ringette in Ajax and Pickering • Engagement and involvement of the Community in the sport • Achieve the desired outcome of the winning by supporting the young women of the Team to achieve the following goals: o Develop positive Life Skills o Physical fitness, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, respect, and discipline while having fun. o Develop Ringette and Sport Skills o Develop as a strong, trusting and unified Team o To be the best thinking team on the ice in any given game. o To be prepared Coaches should come to practices prepared with a practice plan. Ice time is the single most expensive resource used by the associations and should managed effectively. Coaches have an obligation to establish safety standards for players (E.g., shoulder pads, mouthguards*) *Note: Mouthguards should be mandatory for players with concussions within the past year. 2.4 Coaching House League vs Regional Teams (B, C) vs Provincial Teams (A, AA) 2.4.1 Ages, Divisions, and Competative Play Regional Provincial AGE Adult Open B Open A Open AA 19 and Recreational Older Belle B Belle A Belle AA 16-18 Junior C Junior B Junior A Junior AA 14-15 Tween C Tween B Tween A Tween AA 12-13 Petite C Petite B Provincial Petite 10-11 Novice C Novice B 8-9 House League Bunny Major 4-7 Level of Competitiveness 2.4.2 Priorities for House League Play To be included in the next revision. 2.4.3 Priorities for Regional Play To be included in the next revision. Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 3 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 2.4.4 Priorities for Provincial Play To be included in the next revision. 2.5 Coaching Related Communication and Important Contacts To be provided as a separate handout. Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 4 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 3. Team Charter Team Charter’s can help set the tone and provide a contract between the players the coaches and the parents. All parties are expected to make commitments to one another and have it well understood and agreed up front so there are no surprises. Material to consider as part of a team charter is included below. Core We Owe it to Each Other We Are Prepared Value 1. Commitment 6. Physical Fitness 2. Respect 7. Healthy Lifestyles (eg. good nutrition) 3. Discipline 8. Play Smart 4. Effort 9. Positive Attitude and Mental Preparedness We Not ME 10. 5. Success through Teamwork Players Commit To: 1. Give 100% commitment to the team 2. Work for the good of the team 3. Have and show respect for the rules of the game. Obey them and play fairly at all times 4. Show respect for coaches, teammates and parents 5. Show respect and consideration for the officials and their decisions 6. Never criticize or “bad-mouth” teammates, the opposition, referees or the coaching staff 7. Participate in all on-ice and off-ice training sessions. Classroom sessions will focus on game concepts, strategies and tactics 8. Give 100% effort in all practices and games, striving to improve from practice to practice and game to game 9. Arrive at practices and games 45 minutes prior to start time 10. Participate in a warm-up prior to both games and practices (25 min). To prevent injury, you do not play or practice until you are fully warmed-up. Late arrivals must do the full warm-up before joining the team on the ice. 11. Be dressed 10 minutes before the start of games so that coaches can enter the dressing room 12. Notify coaches if you are unable to attend a practice or game 13. Understand and follow the team nutrition guidelines 14. Be willing to learn and play any position depending on the needs of the team 15. Participate in fundraising and team building activities NOTE (Expulsions could occur if): o Severe consequences will result for any team member(s) who participate in vandalism at any location we visit for any game, practice or team event o Alcohol use and/or the use of illicit drugs will not be tolerated before, during or after games, practices or at tournaments. Coaching Staff Commit To: 1. Always consider the welfare of the players 2. Create a positive learning environment for players 3. Be accessible to players and parents 4. Provide an opportunity for all participants to achieve their full potential Note: The coaching staff will decide on athlete playing time and positions. These decisions will be based on player effort, attitude and ability as well as the needs of the team. This may be most noticeable during the last 5 min of any game. Parents/Guardians commit to: 1. Applaud the ability and achievements of every participant. Provide words of encouragement whenever possible 2. Show respect for coaches, players, other parents and referees 3. Ensure that your child attends all games, practices and workshops if possible 4. Understand the Team nutrition guidelines and encourage your child to follow them 5. Demonstrate positive team spirit and participate in team cheers/songs during games 6. Support fundraising efforts Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 5 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 4. Team Staff Selection Further discussion to be added in a later revision. These are roles teams can consider. 4.1 Prime Staff 4.1.1 Bench Staff o Head Coach o Assistant Coaches – 2 o Trainer – 1 4.1.2 Non-Bench Staff o Manager – 1 4.2 Other Important Roles o Fundraising Lead o Game Music o Game Video o Statistics Recording Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 6 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 5. Team Selection 5.1 Tryout Plan There are four major components that influence sport performance, the ability of an athlete to do well in competition is a result of adequate preparation in all four areas: • Mental/Emotional (Psychological) • Physical (Conditioning) • Technical (Skill) • Tactical (Strategy) Refer to the Ajax-Pickering Ringette Evaluations and Team Selection Program, see latest Revision. This program addresses all four areas in the selection process. The program is designed to maximize effectiveness, fairness and transparency of the player selection/tryout process. 5.2 Selection based on Team Needs (Positions and Roles) Target selection to consider is the best 12-17 players from the tryout selection process based on trying to fill the needed Positions and Roles. Roles to consider include: • Positons to Fill: o Centre/Forward: 4 o Forwards: 5 o Defense: 6 o Goal: 1-2 depending on the level of competativeness and the age group • Roles to Fill o Leader o Cheerleader/Team Builder o Hard woking example to follow o Scoring specialist o Defensive Specialist o Set-up Specialist Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 7 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 6. Budget and Fundraising 6.1 Budget A copy of the teams budget is required to be submitted to the appropriate Association Treasurer 3 times per season: Sept 30th, Jan 8th and April 30th. Example in excel is embedded below. 2006/07 <Team> Team Budget Calculation Variables: Number of Players on Team 14 Base Family Contribution $250 Estimated Expenses Planned Committed Tournament Fees (6) $3,900 Provincials $1,100 Players Uniforms $2,520 Practice Jerseys $280 Coaches Uniforns $0 Off Ice Classroom/Training $500 Extra Ice 10 hrs @ $160/hr $1,600 Total Expenses: $9,900 $0 Income Base Family Contributions $3,500 Fundraising $6,400 Sub-Total Income: $9,900 Balance $0 $0 In electronic version: double click on the table to open in excel. 6.2 Fundraising Letters Below is an example to consider. <Team> RINGETTE September 19, 2004 To those interesting in promoting their business while helping the community: Ringette is a fast paced, exciting ice sport that combines the speed of hockey with the strategy of basketball. The <Team> Ringette team consists of elite female athletes who have been selected from players throughout the Ajax- Pickering community. This team of young women will be representing Ajax-Pickering in tournaments across Ontario. Girls sports have historically received less attention and less financial support. This is changing slowly and there is more and more interest in high level female sporting events. Young women in today’s society need positive and healthy role models to help to develop them in ways society needs. These elite athletes represent role models to girls and young women across the province and they need your help to continue to excel and generate increased interest in women’s sports. You can help us in three ways: 1. Sponsorship of the team via the team Banner (Colour Logo/graphic/text on hanging banner) a. 11"x14" $125 b. 11"x28" $250 c. 22"x14" $250 d. 22"x28" $500 Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 8 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 2. Attending one of our fundraisers • The team will be hosting a Yuk Yuk’s dinner theatre presentation at Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby on February 6, 2004. The night consists of dinner, door prizes and raffles and three Yuk Yuk’s comedians. If you or your staff is interested in attending this popular event, tickets can be purchased through myself for $40 per person. Tables seat 10 people. • Other events such as a Euchre night are still in planning. 3. Donations of Prizes to our fundraisers • The donations of prizes are greatly appreciated. These prizes will be used to promote ticket sales, be used in silent auctions or provided as prizes for the purchase of raffle tickets during our fundraising events. 4. Other • If you have other ideas to promote your business while providing much needed funds to the team we are eager to hear about it. Your support will associate your company with helping to provide these young women with an opportunity to participate in a sport that develops physical fitness, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, collegiality, and most importantly, offers an opportunity to have fun. Healthy development of our youth provides for stronger and safer communities. Thank you for taking the time to consider an active role in promoting the advancement of women in sport and the development of our youth. Sincerely, Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 9 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 7. Team Development Plan 7.1 Planned Developmental Phases Other than Phase 1, the order of the content for each phase of development is always a point of discussion with many strong opinions. The key is to have a plan based on the skills and makeup of the team and individuals selected, the number of practices you have prior to games that “matter” (e.g., in Central Region in Ontario the league play has no bearing on teams qualifying for the Provincial Tournament at the end of the season and therefore don’t “matter” and can be used as developmental opportunities). • Pre-Season/Early Season Team Building • Defensive Concepts and Strategies • Ring Recovery Concepts and Strategies • Special Teams Concepts and Strategies • Offensive Concepts and Strategies 7.2 Off-Ice Development Support Tools − Gym for Strategy walk through sessions − Gym for Fitness Training or professional dryland training. − Video Review Sessions of games and/or practices 7.3 Other Developmental Support Reference Material 7.3.1 Don’t Choke Don't Choke. Dealing with Performance Anxiety From Elizabeth Quinn, Your Guide to Sports Medicine. How to psyche yourself up, calm yourself down and overcome performance anxiety Many athletes perform their best during training or practice and find that they choke during competition. If this happens to you take heart because there are some simple steps you can take to overcome such anxiety. Choking is described as a decrease in performance due to too much perceived stress. The key word here is perceived. Keep in mind that stress lives only in your mind and in the way we interpret a situation. Ultimately, it is not the external situation that causes stress, but the way we think about that event that creates feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. For athletes who choke during competition it is important to understand that you can control the thoughts you have regarding the event. Are your thoughts of doubt, failure and a lack of confidence in your ability? If so, such negative thinking often breeds feelings of anxiety nervousness, and tension. How do you expect to perform well given such an internal environment? Traditional coaches and trainers may try to help the athlete understand why those thoughts and feelings develop and then try to change or modify that process with limited amounts of success. Why such thoughts arise may be of interest, but knowing the answer isn't always necessary to overcome them. Before the event: Understand that pre-race jitters are normal and accept them. Don't fight the nervous energy you feel. Don't misinterpret it by thinking that it is fear. That adrenaline rush you feel is normal and it is part of your body's natural preparation for the competition. Notice it, but don't focus on it. Once the race starts, that feeling will subside, as it always does. Prepare both mentally and physically. Arrive at the event with plenty of time so you aren't rushed, which only increases your stress. Get a thorough warm-up. Do some easy stretching. Know the course. Dress for conditions. Allow a few minutes to visualize yourself doing everything right. Breathe easy, close your eyes and use mental imagery to visualize yourself performing well. This positive self-talk can change your attitude. While athletes need to be flexible Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 10 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL enough to react during the event, you should enter the event with a general strategy of how you want to race. Your strategy can be simple (maintain a steady pace or maintain a steady heart rate) or complex. During the event: Focus on the task at hand rather than the outcome. Stay present in the moment and avoid thinking too far into the event or thinking about the finish. If you find yourself thinking negative thoughts or negative self-talk, stop and focus only on your breathing. Focusing on your breathing rhythm will automatically pull you back into the present. Force a smile. Really. If you are struggling with negative thoughts and can't break out of the cycle, simply force yourself to smile, even if only for a few seconds. This simple action will change your attitude in a split second. Perhaps that is all the time you need to relax back into your performance. Race like you don't care about the outcome. If you find yourself caught up in negative thoughts and find that you suddenly expect the worst it will be impossible to perform at your peak. If you begin to race like you don't care about the outcome, you may relax and enjoy the event for what it is - another day in your life. Not the most important thing in your life. After the event: Review the race and recall the things you did well. Focus on actions, thoughts and behaviors that helped you perform. Acknowledge, but quickly dismiss things that hindered your performance. This is the same principle as avoiding an obstacle while driving - look where you want to go, not where you don't. When you focus on the pothole, you invariably hit it. Focusing on the negative aspects of the event will not help you improve in the future. Rather, you want to focus on the times when you 'got it right.' This is a form of mental rehearsal where you practice skills that will be used in the next event. Design a training program that mimics race-like conditions. Teams and clubs often do such training. If you always train alone, consider joining a group so you can do this type of simulation. Practice is most effective if you can mimic the conditions you will be faced with in competition. Coaches can also help or hinder an athlete's ability to overcome choking during competition. Coaches often inadvertently reinforce a pattern of choking when trying to encourage ("the next shot is critical"). Such talk only increases the pressure an athlete feels to perform. Remember that choking can be dealt with if you are aware of the pattern of negative thoughts that snowball before and during competition. If you find yourself in such a downward spiral, simply acknowledge those thoughts and let them go. Focus on you breathing and play as though you are enjoying it. Chances are you will realize that you are enjoying it despite the occasional less than perfect performance. 7.3.2 Visualization Visualization in Sport From Elizabeth Quinn,Your Guide to Sports Medicine. Swiss Triathlete Brigitte McMahon stated that she had visualized the final sprint to the finish in her mind many times before ever coming to the Olympic Games in Australia. She claims that this technique gave her the advantage because she was prepared for it - had, in fact, planned the outcome already - in her mind. Can this technique help your athletic performance? Visualization is also referred to as guided imagery, or the process of creating a scene in the athlete's mind of what she wants to happen. An athlete will create images, like pictures or movies, that recreate her best performances, or she will envision a desired outcome. While imagining these scenarios, the athlete actually imagines every detail and the way it feels to perform just the way she wants. These images can be visual (images and pictures), kinesthetic (how the body may feel), or auditory (McMahon reported imagining the roar of the crowd). Using the mind, an athlete can call up these images over and over, enhancing her skill through repetition or rehearsal, similar to physical practice. With mental rehearsal, minds and bodies become trained to actually perform the skill imagined. Both physical and psychological reactions in certain situations can be improved with such visualization. Such repeated imagery can build both experience and confidence in an athlete's ability to perform certain skills under pressure, and in a variety of possible situations. The most effective visualization techniques result in a very vivid sport experience in which the athlete has complete control over a successful performance. Guided imagery and visualization can maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of an athlete's training. In a world where sports performance and success is measured in one hundredths of a second, most athletes will use every possible training technique at hand. Visualization is used by many to gain that very slim margin. Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 11 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 8. Fitness and Nutrition 8.1 Nutritional Guidelines for Athletes Pre-event nutrition can have a major effect on performance. Timing meals well and choosing good food is essential. Fluid and electrolyte replacement is also essential. Pre-Game Diet • Eat lightly before an athletic competition. Your stomach should be relatively empty before the game. • The pre-game meal should be eaten 2 – 3 hours before the game. The stomach needs to be empty so that blood will go to the muscles and not the digestive organs. • Eat a meal that is high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat (fat takes 5 – 9 hours to digest) • In the hour before activity, athletes should drink a few cups of water. Drink fluid throughout activity. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink. Post-Game Diet • Consume high-carbohydrate foods and drinks as soon as possible after practices or games (ideally within 15 minutes). Carbohydrates will replenish glycogen stores quickly and get the athlete back into performance shape. Fruit juices, fresh fruit, and Powerade are good choices. You might have a large bowl of cereal with milk, two pieces of whole-grain bread with jam, yogurt, raisins or fruit. • Drink fluids until all of the sweat you lost has been replaced (2 cups of fluid for each pound lost). • Replace potassium and sodium that has been lost during competition by using foods. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of potassium. Salty foods are a good source of sodium. 8.2 Meal Suggestions Breakfast English muffin/bagel/toast with cream cheese/peanut butter/cheese Or Cereal with milk Or Medium muffin and cheese Or Waffles/French toast/eggs With Fruit Juice or fresh fruit Lunch Crackers and cheese Or Sandwich with lean meat (ham, chicken/turkey, roast beef), cheese or peanut butter. Note: Do not eat store prepared tuna salad, chicken salad or egg salad. Or Soup and a whole wheat roll With Fruit (canned or fresh) and vegetables Dinner Pasta (with little lean meat) in tomato sauce (no cream based sauce), Kraft dinner is O.K. in a rush With Fruit and vegetables Include • 4 eight ounce glasses of water throughout the day • PLUS ½ to 1 litre of cool water for every hour of exercise. NO NO’S ON GAME DAY • Pizza • Bacon • Hot dogs • Snack foods (chips and candy) – Salty, sugary and high-fibre foods attract • French fries water to the digestive tract and cause bloating, heaviness and • Breaded and fried foods dehydration. • Cesar Salad (very high fat) • Doughnuts • Carbonated beverages • Milkshakes • Caffeine – causes dehydration. Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 12 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9. Team Strategy • Ringette Is: A Fast Paced Strategic Game Takes a Combination of Skill and Strategy o Basic Approach to strategy development – Develop metrics and try to measure success for each item including o Own the ring − If the other team does not have the ring they can’t score − Objective: o have the ring >60% of the game o no wasted shots o no bad passes o no missed rings o Options, Options and more Options − All 6 players on the ice contribute to creating options to make it impossible for the opposition to predict − Every basic formation (goalie ring and free rings) require 3 or more options from a single setup − Develop the skill for creating options during play that involves all players − Exercise all planned and try not to repeat unplanned options throughout the game (video replay and stats collection are useful tools here) o Quality of Shots – Not Quantity − Develop player awareness and rules for qualifying a shot as good or not so good and monitor and provide feedback to the players to help them improve selections (video replay is an especially good tool here). o Take away time and space from the opposition and create it for yourself o From these basic strategies a plan for the development of the team can be formulated based on the level of skill and knowledge in the team at the start of the season. Practices and tournaments must develop these in a progression to the end of season. 9.1 Basic Offensive Concepts and Strategies 9.1.1 Clearing the Defensive Zone • The Breakout • Lateral Positioning for outlet and support • Getting to the neutral zone quickly 9.1.2 Getting Offensive Opportunities • Creating Passing Lanes − Creating Open Ice o Crossing in front of defensive players o Look for seams o Draw players to you so others have open ice o Move to space vacated by one of your team mates − Creating Time and Space o Misdirection o Multiple Options o Forcing a response o Body Position o Speed • Resetting the Shot Clock − Hard Shot off the side of the post from just behind the “icing” line and recover rebound − Hard Shot LOW from the slot at either post forcing the goalie to deflect the save while both other players drive towards either side of the net (Yell – “Recover”) • Getting the Most Out of Opportunities − When a defensive Player falls or is beaten o go to the net with the ring − Make the goalie guess wrong o “look off” o Shoot back “against the grain” Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 13 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL o Fake the pass (look and call out a name) or fake a different shot − Go for weak spots o Low or high stick side corners − Don’t let them see it o Shoot through or around screens − Quick is as good as accuracy o One-timers • No Turnovers − Make the easy pass (10-15’) − Don’t pass through, pass around (use the boards or make two passes) − Skate out of Jams to open ice before passing if no clear option − If you get into the zone late look to reset the clock to get a fresh start • “Ring Time” − Maximize the time we have the ring − If ahead use at least 25 seconds of the shot clock before shooting − If no good shot go for the reset 9.1.3 Concepts/Plays to Consider Note, these plays are really designed to training the concepts associated with the creation of opportunity. Focus on the approaches to deception and misdirection etc to develop creativity rather than teaching “Plays”. 9.1.3.1 Free Ring - Reverse to Centre 9.1.3.3 Free Ring – Decoy Low 9.1.3.4 Free Ring – Decoy High 9.1.3.2 Free Ring – Hide the Ring Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 14 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9.1.3.5 Free Ring – Fake Decoy/Slash 9.1.3.8 Reverse Pass to Slot 9.1.3.6 Free Ring Corner Drive 9.1.3.9 Slot Pick Reverse 9.1.3.10 Slot Pick Fake 9.1.3.7 Reverse Drop 9.1.3.11 Drop Pass to Trailer Ajax-Pickering Player and Coaching Page 15 of 57 Development Committee
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9.2 Goalie Ring Strategies 9.2.1 High/Low Breakout (Ringette Retreat) In this break-out, the "high" forward stays deep. She seals her defender and tells her own defence where to pass the ring by pointing her stick. When she picks up the ring, she can turn quickly and make a breakaway pass to either the other forward or the center. When you use the SEAL, make sure you leave the defence guessing until the last minute. Rather than skating in a “set pattern”, you watch for open ice. If open ice is towards the middle, point your stick that way to signal your defence to give you a lead pass. If open ice is towards the boards, point that way with your stick so your defence can pass it in that direction. 9.2.2 High/Low 1
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9.2.3 High/Low Forward 9.2.4 Slide Out 9.2.5 Butterfly
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9.2.6 Strong Left (or right) 9.3 Opposition Goalie Ring Strategy 9.3.1 Diamond Trap Pictures TBD 9.3.2 Central Zone “W” Pictures TBD 9.3.3 High Zone Press Pictures TBD 9.3.4 Man-On-Man Pictures TBD 9.4 Offensive Zone Movement 9.4.1 L-Offence In the L offence, forwards create speed by passing the ring quickly. The basic premise of the L offence is that the ring carrier always has a minimum of 2 passing options. Notice that the ring carrier (F2) has 2 passing options: F1 and F3. Because of where F1 and F3 are standing, F2 could pass them the ring quite easily. The offensive players without the ring constantly move into a position where the
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL ring carrier can pass the ring to them. Using this system, the offensive players are almost always set up in the shape of an “L”. After the first pass, F1 skates to the same side as F3. After the second pass, F2 skates lower in the zone. The rule is that no one is ever totally on a diagonal from the ring carrier. When a player is diagonally across the ice from the ring, the ring carrier often cannot get the pass through to her. We say the “diagonal” player is not supporting the ring. In this diagram, F1 is diagonally across from the ring. If the defence were set up, F3 could not get a pass through to F1. Because F3 can’t get a pass to F1, we say that F1 is “not supporting the ring”. It is easy for the defensive triangle to cover this because only F2 is open for the pass. Of course, the ultimate objective of the L offence is not passing… the objective is to score. The Finnish team used their quick passing to get our defensive players out of position. Once a defender was vulnerable, the Finns would attack 1 v. 1 or 2 v. 1 and get a quality shot away. Secrets to Success – Why the L offence works The key to the L offence is to move the ring quickly. When the ring moves quickly, the defensive triangle has to move quickly and defenders eventually get caught out of position. The forwards’ job is to notice when the defence is vulnerable and drive at one of the defenders one on one. Why the Finns blew us away with the L offence The L offence was a perfect strategy for the 2004 Finnish National team for a couple of reasons. The Finns have the best wrist shots in the world, bar none. Their shots are deadly accurate and the ring is off their stick the second they snag it. If you want your team to be as successful as the Finns with the L offence, spend lots of time working on shooting! The Canadian National team played a very aggressive triangle. The L offence is designed to pick apart a triangle that pushes out quite far. Answer this question: Do the teams you play against push out or sit back in the defensive end? If they push out at you in an aggressive triangle, the L offence could be perfect for your team! Yours in Ringette, Lisa Brown and Laura Warner 9.5 Defensive Strategies The content of this section is a shopping list of thoughts and ideas to build on and to develop thinking with your players. Get them to think about answers and approaches to these situations and develop one or two plans you want to try in upcoming games.
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9.5.1 Defensive Concepts and Strategies 9.5.1.1 Ring Time • if they don’t have the ring, they can’t score 9.5.1.2 Taking Away Time and Space • Hurried Players make bad decisions • Crowded Players throw the ring away 9.5.1.3 Closing Passing Lanes • Frustrates opposition • Forces opposition to play one on one • Forces turnovers 9.5.1.4 Defensive Zone Shot Clock Management • Situational approaches to plan for − Tied General − Tied late in the game − Ahead Late in the Game − Behind in the game early − Behind in the game late 9.5.1.5 Offensive Shot Clock Management • Situational approaches to plan for − Tied General − Tied late in the game − Ahead Late in the Game − Behind in the game early − Behind in the game late 9.5.1.6 Communication • On-Ice Communication supports aggressive defense • On-Ice Communication supports creative play making 9.5.1.7 Shift Changes • Best Time to Change − Switching off in the Defensive Zone − Changing off Defense Near/Far − Forwards in the Defensive Zone Near/Far − Defense in the offensive Zone • Creating the Opportunity to Change 9.5.1.8 Opposition Goalie Ring Strategy • Offensive Zone Pressure − Diamond Trap − Man on Man − Goalie Press • Ahead Late in the period or late in the Game − Neutral Zone Trap (Shifting “W” zone) • One Player Short/Penalty − Neutral Zone pass Prevent • Two Player Short/Penalties − Low Neutral Zone pass Prevent 9.5.1.9 Centre Free Ring Against − Centre Free Ring vs Defensive Zone − Centre Free Ring vs Man-On-Man
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 9.5.1.10 Ring Recovery Concepts and Strategies 9.5.2 Special Teams Concepts and Strategies 9.5.2.1 Defensive Zone 3 on 2 against − Taking Advantage of the 5 second count o On goalie ring, park beside the goalie and receive the ring and give it back until the 30 second clock goes off or an opportunity to clear the ring out of the zone occurs − Dump the Ring o Clear the ring as deep as possible as soon as offensive pressure is presented − Control the ring o Get to the neutral and skate the ring until the shot clock expires o If possible dump the ring on the goalie just before the clock expires 9.5.2.2 Offensive Zone 3 on 2 for us
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 10. Practice Planning 10.1 Basic Skating and Cardio Drills 10.1.1 Full Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Straight Speed 2 End to end and back Suicides x1 3 Skating to lines, stopping and returning: Red-line Red-line (1st Free-Play) Red-line Blue-line (1st Blue Line) Red-line Centre Red-line Blue-line (2nd Blue Line) Red-line Red-line (2nd Free-Play) Red-line Red-line (Icing Line) Modified Suicide 3 Skating to lines, stopping and returning skating backwards: Red-line Red-line (1st Free-Play) Red-line Blue-line (1st Blue Line) Red-line Centre Red-line Blue-line (2nd Blue Line) Red-line Red-line (2nd Free-Play) Red-line Red-line (Icing Line) Forward circles 3 Reverse circles 3 4 Follow the Clock 3 Players skate while looking at only one end of the ring (at the clock usually) so the skate forward or backwards around and between circles.
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Forward Dots 1 3 Player Player Player They start in one corner, end Player Player Player in the opposite corner, switch Player corners and repeat from the other end. (No hand touches) Forward Dots 2 3 Player Player Player One hand touches each dot Player Player Player on the ice. They start in one Player corner, end in the opposite corner, switch corners and repeat from the other end. Backwards Dots 5 Player Player Player [Skating Agility for Defensive Player Player Player Positioning] Player Backwards around the Dots with the sticks on the ice Switch Corners at the other end and repeat coming back to the starting end. Dot Reverses 5 Player Player Player [Skating Agility for Change of Player Player Player direction from forward to Player backwards] With the ring - Forward to the dot, reverse around the dot, backwards to next dot, forward to the next dot and so on. Switch Corners at the other end and repeat coming back to the starting end. Zig Zag w Backwards 4 BACKWARDS FORWARD Skating Player Player Player Player
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 10.1.2 Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Backwards Dots 5 Player Player Player Player [Skating Agility for Defensive Player Player Positioning] Player Backwards around the Dots with the sticks on the ice Switch Corners at the other end and repeat coming back to the starting end. Dot Reverses 5 Player Player Player Player [Skating Agility for Change of Player Player direction from forward to Player backwards] With the ring - Forward to the dot, reverse around the dot, backwards to next dot, forward to the next dot and so on. Switch Corners at the other end and repeat coming back to the starting end. Suicides x2 – with ring 4 Skating to lines, stopping and returning: [Skating agility and fitness] Red-line to Red-line (1st Free-Play) Red-line to Blue-line (1st Blue Line) Red-line to Centre Quick Turns 3 With the ring, Pylon reverses, straddle the final 3 pylons and move the ring only between them before shooting. Player Player Player 10.2 Skating Agility Drills 10.2.1 Half or Full Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Advanced stopping 1 2 Pylons or lines on the ice about 10 feet apart provide guides – Inside edge side to side for this drill with trailing foot in the air Advanced stopping 2 2 Pylons or lines on the ice about 10 feet apart provide guides – Outside edge side to side for this drill with cross over to head to next side Advanced stopping 3 2 Pylons or lines on the ice about 10 feet apart provide guides – Snowplow stop and for this drill accelerate forward to normal stop and then reverse back to snowplow stop
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 10.3 Ring Handling – Passing/Receiving 10.3.1 Full Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Around the World 5 Player Player Player Player Player Switch sides at ~ half way so they have to do the circles in the other direction Player Goalie Player Player Player Goalie Player Player Player Player Player Around the World with a 5 Forward Forward Friend Defense 1. One Forward and one defensive Defense player skate toward the center ice circle 2. The forward skates high around the outside of the circle G G 3. The defense skates low at the bottom of the circle 4. The defensive player then transitions to backward skating Defense 5. The forward tries to go around Defense the defensive player and takes Forward Forward a shot 6. The defensive player tries to direct the forward away from the net Note: Alternate from one side to the next Fast Break Passing - 1 5 Skills Focus: Goalie Throws, Passing, Receiving, Skating Timing ~1 minute of explanation and demo required Switch Sides and shoot at opposite end after ~ 3 min. Fast Break Passing - 2 5 (This one is a little easier for the 3rd player to receive the ring) Skills Focus: Goalie Throws, Passing, Receiving, Skating Timing ~1 minute of explanation and demo required Switch Sides and shoot at opposite end after ~ 3 min.
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Face-To-Face 5 Players face each other and proceed to skate in tandem down the ice and then back (on forward and one backwards) while passing the ring back and forth. Maintain an even pace. As the drill progresses they are instructed to do the following in order of priority ensure every ring is received. pass and receive harder/faster skate faster get further apart 10.3.2 Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Face-To-Face 5 [Passing and Receiving Skills] Players face each other and proceed Player Player Player Player Player Player Player to skate in tandem down the ice and then back (one forward and one backwards) while passing the ring back and forth. Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Maintain an even pace. As the drill progresses they are instructed to do the following in order of priority ensure every ring is received. pass and receive harder/faster skate faster get further apart Zig Zag Passing 5 Start with one ring and then add rings and increase speed as they get more proficient. Players must use forehand or backhand for passing without changing standing position (e.g., if clockwise – a left handed player uses their backhand to pass the ring) Change directions at half the time.
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 10.4 Ring Handling – Shooting 10.4.1 Full or Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Rapid Fire angles 5 After Shot go to opposite corner and repeat Player Player Player G Both ends at same time. Repeat left and then right side of goal. Give N Go One-Timer Left Handed slide to this side setting Player up for one timer Coach Player Player Player Player Player Right Handed slide to this side setting up for one timer Rapid Shoot 4 7. Player drives to the net and in G one motion sticks the furthest ring and shooting at the same time (uses natural forehand or backhand based on position – no moving to forehand position Player Player Player if on backhand.) Player Player Player 8. Player switches lines after Player Player Player shooting. One-Timer 1 (Quick 5 Release) Goal is to develop the Player Player Player Player positioning and quick release Player Player skills without having to deal Player Player Stick behind rings with receiving the ring. touching them should Left- Right- not move when Handed Handed player shoots Skate to the position, stop Players Players and fire the stationary ring without moving it backwards One-Timers 2 5 Player Player Player Player One-timers with passes from Player Goalie Player the coach Coach
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time One-Timer 3 5 Goal is to complete the One- Timer skill development. Player Player Player Player • Skate to Position and Stop Player Player with stick aiming at the Player Player passer. Coach • Receive the ring and fire it Left- Right- Handed Handed without drawing Players Players backwards. 10.5 Ring Handling – Passing/Receiving/Shooting 10.5.1 Full Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Board-Um Plus 5 Passing/Receiving/Shoot/Dec ision-making 1. Pass pass to themselves along around the pylons 2. When the get to the coach, the coaches tells them which pylon (1, 2, or 3) and then what kind of shot (Slot, Deek Left, Deek Right, Backhand). 3. Player then goes to corner, gets ring and starts again. Board-Um 2 8 COACH [2nd progression in passing Player Player Player Player Player and receiving skills and adds 1 Shooting and Decision- making] 1. Pass pass to themselves along 2 G around the pylons 2. At the end with the Goalie - 3 when they get to the coach, the stick/ring must go Skates strattle the pylons but the coache tells them which pylon Player Player Player in and out (1, 2, or 3) and then what kind Player Player of shot (Slot, Deek Left, Deek Right, Backhand). 3. Player then goes to corner, gets ring and starts again. 4. At the other end they move the ring side to side around the pylons and then shoot top corner
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Board-Um 3 8 1. Pass pass to themselves along Player Player Player Player Player around the pylons Player 2. At the end with the Goalie - they move the ring side to side around the pylons and then Skates straddle the pylons but the shoot. stick/ring must go 3. Player then goes to corner, gets in and out G ring and starts again. 4. At the other end they move the ring side to side around the pylons and then shoot top Player Player Player Player Player corner or at a hanging target. Board-Um 4 5 Coach Coach Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player G Player Player Player Coach Coach 10.5.2 Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Skating-Passing- 8 Player OneTimers Player Player One side starts by passing and the Player Player other skating around the pylon receiving the pass. After passing to Player G Player Player the skating player, the passer sates around the pylon. Player On receipt of the ring, the player Player skates towards the net and passes off to the player on the opposite post. After passing the player skates to the post and waits for a pass. Player On the post, when the pass comes, the player on-times the ring into the Player net. This needs to happen fast enough to make the goalie have to drive from Player side to side to try to stop the one- timers. Follow the Pass 8 Player Player Passing and Receiving Skills, 1 Player Player 3 Concept of following the pass Goalie is re-enforced, shooting and goaltending skills] Passer follows the pass to the next line Player in 4th position skates to the slot for the pass and goes to the net for a shot. 4 Player Player Player Player 2
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Board-um with a Twist 8 Player Player [Passing, receiving, ring Player Coach handling, skating, and Goalie shooting skills] Passing off the boards to themselves Stick with then Ring from through the serpentine, then Side to Side while Passing of the Boards to themselves, straddling the pylons then Around the coaches to the net, then Coach While straddling the pylons, drag the ring side to side between the pylons and shoot at the end. Board-Um 7 Player G Shoot Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Shoot G Player 10.6 Individual Skills/Tactics 10.6.1 Full Ice Quick Pass and Skate 8 Players start in front of the net and skate in a pattern from stop point to stop point passing the ring as soon as they get it and then skate to the Player Player Player next position. Extra rings should be available at Player Player Player Player Player each location to allow for some G G G missed rings. The primary skill is the receive and quick pass release while still skating. If they get very good at the timing the hold points can be removed and a continuous motion of skaters Player Player Player Player Player Player attempted. Channeling 5 One player is a forward and the other Player Player Player a defensive player. The forward tries to drive past the defender while staying inside the Player Player Player Player Player pylons. The defender tries to angle the forward outside the pylons
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Channeling and Recovery 5 • Two players are offensive players trying to get a ring from a defensive player leaving their Player zone. Player Player Player 1 • The defensive player leaving the zone tries to drive past the Player Player Player 2 Player forechecker. • The first forechecker angles the player to the boards and the Player second pins the player to the boards. • One of the player recovers the Player Player Player ring and drives to the net. 3 • Using a coach as the defensive player can provide the right level of resistance to develop the forecheckers. Man-On-Man 8 Players pair up. Going from one end to the other. One player tries to shadow the other player down the ice and prevent the player from receiving the ring from any of three passes from coaches in side each zone (Defensive, Neutral, Offensive). Coaches are located: The 1st free play line against the left boards, Centre Ice line against right boards, 2nd free play line against the left boards. Razmataz 5 • Key concepts COACH Receive 3rd pas s o Head on pass simultes a Return pass breakout to a High player to coach o Blue Line passes simulate Return COACH pass to crossing into the zone. Stay coach tight to the blue line to protect the pass from the defenders GOALIE o Receiving over the blue line Player Receive 2n d pass COACH and driving to the net is always a good idea Player • Player skates hard across their Player to coach Return pass blue line and receives a hard Player Player Player Player Player COACH straight –on pass just before Receive 1st pass they get to the centre line, • they continue towards the blue This can be done alternating from both ends. line and return the ring to the coach before the blue line After a few cycles have the players and coaches swap corners • they skate along the blue line and repeat to ensure turns from both sides are exercised. just inside the zone and receive another pass from the centre coach • they return the pass to the centre coach and turn up ice across the blue line receiving another head on pass from the corner coach • they continue towards the blue line and return the ring to the coach before the blue line • they skate along the blue line just inside the zone and receive another pass from the centre coach • they head to the net and attempt to score on the goalie
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Razmataz 8 COACH Receive 3rd pas s o Return pass to coach Return COACH pass to coach GOALIE d pass Receive 2n Player COACH Player Player to coach Player Return pass Player COACH Player Player Player Receive 1st pass Drop/Back Pass Drill 4 1 Goalie at the far end. • Orange starts with ring, • Orange drop passes to blue at 4 the edge of the far free ring Drop Pass circle • Blue picks up the ring and circle 3 Pass behind the net. Drop Pass 5 6 • Blue back passes to Orange. 2 Back • Orange passes the ring back to Pass Blue and skates towards the 5 opposition blue line • Blue skates the ring to the opposition blue line and drop passes to Orange • Orange shoots on Goalie or passes to Blue who shoots. 10.6.2 Full or Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Monkey in the Middle 5 Player in the middle keeps the stick on the ice and attempts to intercept the passes - coaches time and change middle player every 1 minute. Can be done in multiple circles at the same time One-On-One Body Position 8 D The forward skates with the F ring over the blue line and D G F then heads for the net. The D defensive player skates up F between the pylons, turns and skates backwards keeping her body in front of the forward, blocking her progression to the net and Defensive D forcing her to the boards. Player does not have a stick D F Breakaways 5 1st pass through shot from slot 2nd pass through Deek to backhand 3rd pass through Deek to forehand 4th pass through fade right shoot left
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time 5th pass through fade left shoot right Cat and Mouse 5 Player Player Player Pilon Race Player Player Player Coach places ring on blue line] 1 player from each corner races to the ring around the pilons 1st to the ring (mouse) drives the net for a shot 2nd player (cat) chases and tries to recover the ring before the shot (if they get it, they can shoot) Drive the “D” 7 Player with the ring attempts G to drive through the defense to the goal. The Defense tries to stay in front of the D D play to either draw the charge or force re-direction. The first few attempts should have the Defense without a stick to learn to avoid going for the ring 1st. F F F F F Sealing the Defender “Sealing” a defender is just what it sounds like: you push yourself right up against the defender trying to mark you. “Sealing” is a basketball technique. Check out the red guy in the diagram below with his arm in the air. Notice how close he is to his check in the white uniform—he is actually touching him! Then, at the last minute, you BURST away from the defence quickly, guaranteeing yourself a one-step lead (if not more). In this break-out, the "high" forward stays deep. She seals her defender and tells her own defense where to pass the ring by pointing her stick. When she picks up the ring, she can turn quickly and make a breakaway pass to either the other forward or the center.
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 10.7 Team Skills/Tactics 10.7.1 Full or Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time 3 on 2 10 At each end – Play till score or 30 seconds then blow whistle then rotate the players around each position. Finished when everyone has played every position. Defense should be butt to butt with sticks on the ice. G 4 5 1 2 F D D F 3 C Offensive Zone Movement 7 2 3 Player Player Player Player Move from position 1 thru 3 in 1 Player order Player Offensive Zone Movement 2 7 2 Player 3 Player Player Player Player Player Move from position 1 thru 3 in 1 Player order Player
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Offensive Zone Movement 2 Position 1 (Orange) skates with the ring all the way around returning to where they started and makes a back pass. After completing the pass the player continues to post up on the right post. Position 2 (Green) follows in behind position 1 and then stops on the left post and receives the back pass. The play then immediately turns and passes to the player from Position 3. Position 3 skates out to the blue line and then comes down the middle to arrive at the net just as the pass is being made and shoots on the goal. 1 on 1 5 Player Player Player G Player Player Player Player Player Player Dump N Chase 5 G Objective is to teach defense Defence how to clear the zone under pressure and the offense, Offense how to recover the ring. Defense Centre Defense Centre FW FW
    • Player THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Picture to Follow Player Player Player Player Player Player Details Details Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player Player G G G Total Total Time Time (min) (min) Time Time 6 5 5 5 5 Three on Two Fast Break Diamond Trap Offensive Two on One Fast Break One on One Fast Break Drop Pass Drill Full Ice Activity Activity 10.7.2 Full Ice Weave Zone # #
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 10.8 Game Experience Drills 10.8.1 Full or Half Ice # Activity Time Total Details (min) Time Kings/Queens Corner 10 Ring is lobbed over 2 or 3 players facing the boards in the corner, they fight for the ring and go to the net for a shot. The players without the ring defend and try to get it back. Both Ends – ends in shot on goal 10.9 Goalie Skills/Tactics Goalies require different approaches to coaching including mental preparation and skills development. There is a reason they have different equipment and never come to the bench during the normal course of a game. The development and coaching style needs to take this into account. 10.9.1 Goalie Mental Preparation and Coaching Needs To be included in a future revision to this document. 10.9.2 Goalie Drills/Skills Goalie Drills – first 15-20 minutes of practice or during goalie down times Goals: To develop basic skills and movements To imprint basic angles and positioning To develop association muscles related to goaltending Goalie Drills – work through the list as time permits Basic Moves referenced: Shuffle – lateral sliding movement on skates left or right Telescoping – Rapid forward movement with skates parallel (not skating) with stick and hands in ready position Retreat – backwards skating with stick and hands in ready position T-Push – using the back skate at right angles to the front skate and pushing forward using the back skate Butterfly – Down on knees with feet extended outwards and pads at a 90 degree angle to the ice, stick in place and free hand up and ready Straight Speed – Forward>Reverse>Forward (2 Straight speed one end to the other. Straight speed back to the blue line, then turn and retreat to Min) other Blue Line, then straight speed back to start. T-Push – Retreat (2-3 Min) T-Push right leg back to Blue line then switch to left leg back to next blue line then retreat to red icing line. Repeat back to starting point. Telescope – Shuffle – Retreat (2-3 Min) TelescopeBasic Positioning and Locating While right to to Blue Line, Shuffle left to center, shuffle blue line, retreat to icing line. maintaining goaltending readiness Repeat back to starting point. Basic Crease Movement (3-5 Min) Repeat from other side. position 4 3 6 5 2 1
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Cross to Post and Reposition (3-5 Min) 3 1 1st do this with the goalie crossing standing up 4 2 2nd do this with the goalie laying the lead pad on the ice as they go to the post and then pop up to standing position when they hit the post. For other crease movements see end of section. Rapid call Drill (2-3 Min) Goalies line up in a row facing the instructor. Instructor uses stick to point and voice to call to make the following moves: Left Shuffle, Right Shuffle, Retreat (back), Telescope (forward), Butterfly (or down position if can’t butterfly). Mix them up and keep them moving for a full two to three minutes. Ring Toss Set up pylons in areas where you want the goalie to throw and practice rapid tosses to hit the various targets Side to Side Shooting Coaches alternate sides for shots. Time the shots to allow the goalie to get close to the set position before G shooting. Don’t let them set up but don’t shoot before they get across. 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Coach Coach Break aways Coaches take breakaway shots then deeks. During the “Offensive Zone Movement” drill. Goalie practices speed match and backing to the appropriate post Butterfly Drills Coach has rings just inside the free play line for shots on goal. • 1st drill: The Goalie is in the butterfly position on the ice just inside the Blue ice. The coach shoots to the 4 corners (bottom and top) working the goalies legs from side to side and keeping the gloves active. The GOAL stick must fill the 5 hole on the ice. • 2nd drill: The Goalie is in the upright and ready position and then moves to the on-ice butterfly as soon as the ring leaves the coaches stick. The coach targets the bottom corners and 5 hole. • 3rd drill: Same as 2nd except the goal must decide whether to move to the butterfly (low shots) or stay up. Blind Reaction Goalie lies on the ice face down, head pointing into the net at the goal line. Coach yells GO the goalie has to get up, find the ring and stop the shot then return to the start position.
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Basic Positioning and Locating While maintaining goaltending readiness position Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 1. Start at Home 1 1. Start at Home 1 1. Start at Home 1 2. Shuffle to Post to 2 2. Shuffle to Post to 2 2. Shuffle to Post to 2 3. Telescope on Angle to 3 3. Telescope on Angle to 3 3. Telescope on Angle to 3 4. Retreat to Post 2 4. Retreat to Home 1 4. Shuffle on Blue Line to 4 5. Shuffle to Home 1 5. Telescope to 4 5. Retreat to Home 1 6. Telescope to 4 7. Retreat to Post 5 6. Telescope on Angle to 6 7. Retreat to Home 1 8. Telescope on Angle to 6 7. Shuffle along blue line to 4 9. Shuffle to Post 5 0. Retreat to Post 5 8. Retreat to Post 2 10. Telescope on Angle to 6 9. Shuffle to Other Post 5 11. Retreat to Post 5 4 6 3 5 1 2 Goalie Home Position Ringette Goaltending Drills and Strategies Page 3
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL 11. Blank Practice Plan Select desired drills from the previous section and copy and paste them into the Practice plan, total the times, and your ready to go. <Date Here> [Division-Level] On-Ice Practice Plan Goals for this Practice: • • Note: Goalie will participate with Team for Shooting Drills and Scrimmages, others follows Goalie Plan # Activity (duration) Time Total Details (min) Time 1 2 3 Break 2 4 5 Break 2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Cooldown laps 1
    • THIS IS A PROPRIETY DOCUMENT – DO NO DISTRIBUTE BEYOND AJAX-PICKERING RINGETTE WITHOUT APPROVAL Appendix: ACoaches Timeline Dated Action 2007 Sep 15 1st Tournament Entries submitted to League schedulers Final Team and Bench Staff list given to Coaching 2007 Oct 15 Coordinator (to produce final TRF) 2007 Oct 15 Bench Staff Code of Conduct Agreement 2007 Nov 15 2nd Tournament Entries submitted to League schedulers 2006 Nov 15 Pickering Tournament commitments by each team 2006 Nov 15 TRF List Issued by Association (and Releases) Criminal Record Checks Submitted to Coaching 2006 Dec 1 Coordinator 2006 Dec 15 3rd Tournament Entries submitted to League schedulers 2007 Jan 08 Cheques for Provincials to Association from A/AA teams 2007 Jan 08 TRF Finalized by ORA 2007 Jan 15 Ajax Tournament commitments by each team 2007 Jan 08 Coaching Qualifications completed for Bench Staff Intent and Cheques for Regional Tournament to 2007 Feb 15 Association
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