Policies


MRRA Bylaws

 

Dressing Room

In accordance with Southern Region Ringette Association (SRRA) recommendations around team preparedness, Markham Ringette has adopted the following dressing room policy for all games:

  • All players are expected to arrive at least 45 minutes before game time to ensure sufficient time to warm up, dress, and participate in the coach's pre-game talk. 
  • Parents are not permitted in the dressing room for all teams U9 and older. For those ages, players are expected to be able to dress themselves with the exception of skate tying. Teams may provide female chaperones for supervision (not dressing assistance) as necessary.
  • Players may either leave the dressing room to have their skates tied, or if all players are dressed then team staff is permitted into the dressing room to tie skates. 
  • All players must be dressed and ready for the ice 15 minutes prior to game time. 
  • The coach and bench staff are permitted in the dressing room 15 minutes prior to game time for the pre-game talk. Players that arrive for the game during these 15 minutes must wait until the coach completes his/her talk before getting dressed in that dressing room. 
  • Coaches shall use their discretion as to whether to impose penalties on players who are not ready to start within 15 minutes of game time. For example, the penalty could be a reduction in a player's ice time during the first period

 

Team Formation

 

Tryouts

All players please note the following procedures in order to attend tryouts:

All Players whose home association is Markham and wish to play ringette anywhere next season, must first register their intent to play by completing the online registration form.   This form is available on this website in April of each year.   After completing the intent to play form, these players may elect to attend tryouts for Provincial A and AA teams by completing part one of the Try Out Notification Form.

All Players whose home association is not Markham must bring their duly completed Try Out Notification Form to in order to attend tryouts for any Markham team holding tryouts.

 

MRRA Concussion Policy

Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018

Please be informed of the new policy from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport regarding Rowan’s Law. The final regulation is currently available for print or download on Ringette Ontario Rowan's Law, as well as Ontario.ca Rowan's Law. The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect on July 1, 2019.

As a high-level overview:

  •  As of July 1st, 2019, Ringette Ontario associations/teams must not register athletes under the age of 26 years of age (**with the exception of University/College/Post Secondary) in Ringette activities unless they receive confirmation from the athlete and their parents/guardian (if under 18 years of age) that they have reviewed the Minister approved Concussion Awareness Resources within the previous 12-months.
  • Between July 1st , but no later than October 15th, 2019, Ringette Ontario associations/teams must not permit individuals to serve as coaches, officials and team trainers in Ringette activities that includes any athlete under 26 years of age**, unless the individual gives Ringette Ontario association/teams confirmation in the calendar year, but before the first time they serve in that position in the year, that they have reviewed the Minister approved Concussion Awareness Resources within 12 months before the confirmation is given.

This law also requires all registered players under the age of 26 (including parents for players under the age of 18), as well as all coaches, trainers and officials to sign their designated sports Concussion Code of Conduct.

Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource E-Booklet

This e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions, so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, parent, coach or official.

All registered players under the age of 26 (including parents for players under the age of 18), as well as all coaches, trainers and officials must review the age-appropriate Concussion Awareness Resource as noted below:

Concussion Resource Guide - Ages 10 and Under

Concussion Resource Guide - Ages 11-14

Concussion Resource Guide - Ages 15 and Up (including all bench staff and parents of players under the age of 18)

Once you have read and understood the Concussion Awareness Resource guide, all players under the age of 26, all parents of players under the age of 18 and all MRRA Bench Staff must Print, Sign and Submit the Ringette Ontario Concussion Code of Conduct.

RO Code of Conduct (Concussion) - Athlete

RO Code of Conduct (Concussion) - Bench Staff

Please submit your signed form to your Team Manager. All signed forms will be maintained by the MRRA Registrar.

If you have any questions, please contact your Team Manager or the MRRA Registrar.

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