Team Staff - Policies, Qualifications, Compliance

All APRA Teams and Bench Staff will abide by the following APRA and Ringette Ontario team, volunteer, and coaching-related policies.


Team Bench Staff will be fully qualified in their roles by November 30th of the current playing season to be an eligible member of the roster. The only exception is for the Competition Introduction Evaluation required of AA coaches (U14AA- head coach only; U16 and U19AA - all coaches), for which the deadline is January 31st.


Questions? Contact the APRA Coaching Coordinator.



Ringette Ontario Team Staff Qualification Policy

Requirements for teams including Bench Staff composition and training deadlines.

Standard First Aid or Equivalent / Trainers

ALL teams must have a bench staff member who has Standard First Aid or equivalent qualification. All U10-U19 must have a registered Trainer who fulfills this requirement.

On-Ice Assistant - Requirements

Qualifications required for On-Ice Assistants over the age of 18. Note: On-Ice Assistants may not occupy a position on the bench or on the Team Roster Form.

Resource - Team Staff Qualifications Pathways

Per age and level, required training for Coaches, Trainers, Managers, On-Ice Assistants and Junior Coaches.

Resource - Team Staff Qualification Chart - 2021/2022 

Resource - Maintenance of Coaching Certification

NCCP coaching certification expires after 5 years. Learn how to renew and maintain your status by earning Professional Development (PD) points.  


APRA Recommended Courses for all Bench Staff

Leading a Return to Sport Participation

Mental Health in Sport

These free eLearning modules have been created by the Coaching Association of Canada to support athletes adapting to long lay-offs in programming due to COVID. Each take approximately 45 - 60 minutes to complete and are available in the Locker. Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP Certification will earn one NCCP PD point upon completion of each module.


Volunteer Screening Policy

Required of ALL APRA volunteers, including Team Staff, On-Ice Assistants and other Team Volunteers:

Ringette Ontario Screening Policy 

Resource - Screening Disclosure Form

Resource - How to Obtain a Criminal Background Check / Vulnerable Sector Screening (includes letter templates from APRA required to process volunteer background checks)

Resource - APRA Annual Offence Declaration Form


Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct*

Bench Staff Concussion Code of Conduct* 

Athlete Concussion Code of Conduct* 

(*Ringette Ontario policies agreed to as a condition of volunteer/participant registration with APRA. To view these policies, CLICK HERE). 


Safe Sport Policies

APRA has adopted the following Safe Sport policies to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and all ringette participants:

COVID-19 Safety and Return to Ringette Resourses

Concussion Policy, Concussion Management Guidelines, Return to Play Policy, Injury Reporting 

The Rule of Two Guidelines

Athlete Protection Guidelines*

Person in Authority Guidelines*

Impairment & Accommodations Policy*

Social Media Policy*

Social Media Guidelines*

Harassment Policy*

Investigation Policy*

(*Ringette Ontario policies adopted by Ajax Pickering Ringette. To view these policies, CLICK HERE). 


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