Please continue to watch this page for updates to the posted information for our 2021/22 player evaluations.
Please be advised that all plans can quickly change as all levels of government, AHS, Ringette Canada, RAB and Ringette Calgary respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Please see the Evaluation Process Summary and the Ice Schedule posted toward the end of this page for full details. Note that plans can change subject to changes in ice availability, final numbers after AA Ringette results, and other impacts. The following are a few general points to note:
- Player evaluations for the 2021/22 season will run Sept 1-14, 2021, with the older age group game play sessions to begin after Calgary AA Ringette tryouts are finished. No sessions are planned for the Sat / Sun / Mon of the long weekend. Teams can expect their first practice on the weekend of Sept 17-19.
- UAA testing for U10 – U14 skaters will be scheduled on the evenings of Sept 1-3. Attendance at your assigned UAA ice time is mandatory. (See the Ice Schedule for potential times, and the UAA section below for info on the specific tests.)
- AS players will be evaluated at one ice time and placed on balanced teams based on relative skill level and birth year.
- U10 players will be evaluated and placed on balanced teams in Step 1, Step 2 or Step 3 based on evaluation data and birth year.
- U12-U14 players will be evaluated and placed on tiered teams based on evaluation data only. FT and PT goalies in U12 and U14 will also have a goalie skills session.
- U16-U19 head coaches will be selected after the evaluation sessions are completed to facilitate a draft process for forming tiered teams informed by player rankings.
- Final placement of players is subject to the discretion of the Evaluation Committee and has the support of the South Calgary Ringette Association Board.
Returning from Calgary AA Ringette tryouts? Please contact our VP Registration immediately to notify us if your SCRA registered player has been released from the Calgary AA Ringette tryouts.
Please stay safe and be considerate to everyone.
- All members must follow the safety protocols of the various facilities. Please strictly adhere to any mask requirements or otherwise that they may have in effect. Any complaints from the facilities could negatively impact our ice contracts going forward.
- In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, all parents are asked to continue to follow social distancing protocols at all eval sessions and also to NOT remain in the spectator areas during your player’s ice time. Unless you have an AS/U10 aged player on the ice, parents should exit the building after ensuring your player is ready and on the ice.
- Not only will the distancing help alleviate COVID-19 concerns, it will also help create a more quiet environment for our players and evaluators to lighten their stress.
- Please note that SCRA will not tolerate any harassment or mistreatment of volunteers, members, players or facility staff. Evaluations can be a stressful time for our young athletes and volunteers. Please be considerate.
Questions? Most questions can be answered by reading information available on our website. If you still have questions, your first point of contact should be your Age Group Coordinator or the Evaluations Coordinator at email@example.com. Parents are asked to use the 24 hour rule where possible: please wait 24 hours before sending any concerns. SCRA will not tolerate harassment toward any volunteers.
Evaluation Process Summary & Schedule
The following documents provide full details on the evaluation process for the 2021/22 season. Please review all the information and take note of your player’s potential ice times. You will receive email notifications for your player’s specific ice times.
Friend Request forms will be accepted for players in AS and players in any age group who are new to the sport. As always, friend requests cannot be guaranteed. The form must be signed by both families and then submitted to your Age Group Coordinator before the final session of your player’s age group.
What is UAA Testing? UAA testing is mandated by RAB for all skaters in the province in the U10 to U14 age groups. (NOTE: Full-time goalies in U12/U14 do not attend the UAA testing sessions.)
As per their tiering policy, RAB compares the UAA data across the province to approve the teams that each association can have in each tier. This approval process is done to strive for comparative competitiveness across the province. Internally, SCRA uses the UAA data for sorting U10-U14 skaters into their first game-play evaluation session. UAA data is not used to calculate a player’s final team placement. It is required to ensure we meet RAB minimum testing requirements for U10-U14 teams.
UAA Testing utilizes four different skill testing stations:
- Station 1: Forward & Backward Speed Skate (U10, U12, U14)
- Station 2: Agility Weave with a Ring (U10, U12, U14)
- Station 3: Parallel Start & Stop (U10, U12, U14)
- Station 4: Butterfly Transitional Skate (U12 and U14 only)
Details of the UAA tests can be found on the Ringette Alberta website: https://ringettealberta.com/universal-athlete-assessment/