2017-2018 Season Registration Opens May 1st for Returning Players and May 15th for New Players. Register online
Returning Cochrane Ringette Player Registration - opens May 1, 2017. Returning players are those players (and siblings who reside at the same address) who were registered and played in Cochrane during the 2016-2017 season, and who registered with Cochrane Ringette, but were released by Cochrane Ringette to play with another association during the 2016-2017 season.
Open registration commences May 15, 2017 and is ongoing as program space permits. Registration is on-line. Please see options for payment below.
Programs - Cochrane Ringette Association's mission is to provide a secure and fun environment, which promotes skill development, respect, friendship, fair play and a love for the game in all participants, members and volunteers.
Active Start: ages 4-6, a program that is based on fun, introducing basic ringette skills, being part of a team and getting comfortable on the ice. Practices are once a week for 45 minutes with several mini games throughout the season on weekends.
U10 - Step 1-2-3: ages 6-9, program based on fundamental skills development including: skating skills, ringette skills and basic goalie instruction for all players, emphasis on active involvement, participation and FUN. Players will be evaluated pre-season and placed on teams with like skilled players. Practices are one hour weekly (half full ice, half shared), games are scheduled primarily on weekends and are played in Zone 2 and include travel to surrounding communities like Strathmore, Airdrie, Indus and Rockyford. Step 2 and Step 3 may require travel to Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.
U12 to U19 - program continues to develop and refine ringette skills, players will be evaluated and placed on tiered team pre-season depending on registration numbers. Teams compete in the Zone 1-2- 3. League games are scheduled by a central schedular and may be played on weekends or weeknights. Travel to communities in and around Calgary, Zone 2 and Medicine Hat and Lethbridge can be expected. Practices are one hour weekly (half full ice, half shared). Teams may compete for Zone titles and in Provincial competitions.
Weekly or bi-weekly power skating at U10 and U12 and extra practice ice at U14, U16 and U19 are planned, but not confirmed or included in registration fees. Part of the cost of these athlete development activities may be covered by association fundraising, primarily the Cochrane Classic Ringette Tournament.
Practice Schedules - will not be available until September 2017. Please be prepared for early morning, weekday practices on a rotating basis this season.
Registration Numbers - registration will be on a first come first served basis after the returning player registration period and will be capped at a maximum of 15* players per team, with the exception of
Active Start, Active Start will be capped at 24, but can split into smaller teams for game play as is necessary. If a division is full, a wait list will be established by the registrar. Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
*The Cochrane Ringette Association Board of Directors reserves the right to make occasional exceptions if needed as provided for in our Operations and Regulations Policies.
Active Start-2011, 2012, 2013- $300
U10- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011- $650
U12- 2006, 2007- $700
U14-2005, 2004- $700
U16-2003, 2002 -$750
U19-2001, 2000, 1999- $750
Goalie-1999 - 2007 -$400
Dedicated Goalie $400 - Goalies who are dedicated to playing goal all season at U12, U14, U16 and U19 levels are being rewarded with a special goalie registration rate of $400. More goalies than teams may register. Goalies at U16 and U19 are expected to have their own equipment. Goalie registration at Active Start and U10 is not available as players in those fundamental and introductory levels are expected to play all positions.
Residency - Registration is open to players who live within the boundaries of Cochrane Ringette Association. Players that reside within the boundaries of another ringette association may register only with prior approval of both the Registrar and the President of Cochrane Ringette Association.
Birth Certificate - If your child has never played Ringette with our Cochrane Ringette Association you must submit a copy of your child's birth certificate to Cochrane Ringette. This can be uploaded during registration, emailed to the registrar, or photocopied and mailed to the registrar within 7 days of registration.
Email: Registrar@cochraneringette.com or mail to: Cochrane Ringette Association PO Box 34 Cochrane AB T4C 1A4
a) Credit card (on-line)
i. In full at time of registration, or
ii. Payment of $50 at time of registration with the balance split equally into three additional payments that will be charged to your credit card on July 1st, 2017, August 1st, 2017 and September 1st, 2017.
b) Cheques (by mail following on-line registration)
i. One Cheque for the total amount at registration or
ii. One cheque for $50 at the time of registration, a second cheque with the balance dated Sept 1st, 2017
iii. One cheque for $50 at the time of registration and the balance in three equal cheques dated July 1st, 2017, August 1st, 2017, and September 1st, 2017
iv. Please make registration cheques or money orders payable to Cochrane Ringette Association.
v. There will be a $50 service charge for all NSF cheques.
vi. All cheques must be submitted within 7 days of registration by mail toCochrane Ringette Association PO Box 34 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A4
Financial Assistance - Financial aid may be available through KidSport or Jumpstart. Alternate payment options are available upon request. Please contact one of the following to make confidential arrangements:
Insurance - No player shall participate in any evaluation, practice, exhibition or scheduled game unless they have registered with the Cochrane Ringette Association by completing the designated form and paid the Registration Fee by the date specified. Registration is the mechanism by which Players become insured through Ringette Alberta.
Refunds - All requests for refunds must be provided in writing to the Registrar. All requests refunds shall be assessed a $50 administration fee. Registrants who Cochrane Ringette is unable to place in our Programs will NOT be assessed the administration fee. Refund requests shall be provided on a prorated bimonthly basis and based on a 6-month playing season [Sept 15th to March 15th]. Requests for refunds based on a league suspension or other disciplinary action will not be provided. Withdrawal due to medical circumstances shall be considered up to the end of the current season. Refunds shall be issued to the entity from whom the registration fee was received. Players wishing to play in other ringette associations should submit their fees by post dated cheque in order to avoid the $50 administration fee.
Game Jersey - Members will be charged a $100 fee for each unreturned or damaged jerseys at the end of the season which will show on their account going forward. ‘Rockies’ jerseys are for games only. A practice jersey is required.
Tournament -The Cochrane Classic Ringette Tournament will be held on the weekend of December 8- 10, 2017. Games will and do occur during the day Friday and players are expected to be available to attend. This tournament is vital to the association, funds raised are invested back into our athletes through developmental opportunities such as power skating, drylands training, extra ice, nutrition sessions, concussion information sessions and more, but it cannot happen without everyone helping out. Volunteer requirements include (but are not limited to) working at the tournament for 2-3hrs per player.
Registration fees cover the following
player and team registration fees to Ringette Alberta (including group insurance fee) and Zone 2 or Zone 1-2-3 league fees depending on the division
pre-season evaluation ice as deemed appropriate by the Cochrane Ringette Association Board of Directors
weekly practice ice
ice and referee costs for regular scheduled league games and gamesheets
provincial play down fees or Zone 2 Bunny Bash fee