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.

Questions? Contact the APRA Coaching Coordinator.



Each season, prior to participating in any Ringette activities all Team Staff must register with the Association each and comply with Ringette Ontario & APRA Screening requirements (e.g. Ringette Ontario Screening Policy, Criminal Background Checks)




All Teams must comply with Ringette Ontario's Team Staff Qualification Policy, and all Team Bench Staff must 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.



New Team Staff should first register with the Coaching Association of Canada to obtain their NCCP# (National Coaching Certification Program #) > CLICK HERE.

This number is required to apply for most training, and provides access to The Locker, which is the central location to easily access, manage, and maintain your coach training and records. The Locker is also where APRA and Ringette Ontario will confirm coaching certifications. Through The Locker you are also able to access required and optional eLearning programs and online training. 



Ringette Ontario Team Staff Qualification Policy

Ringette Ontario Team Staff Qualification Chart 

Required Roles, Bench Staff composition and compliance, by age and level)

Resource - Team Staff Qualifications Pathways 

List of required qualifications by age and level, for Coaches, Trainers, Managers, On-Ice Assistants and Junior Coaches. Note: On-Ice Assistants may not occupy a position on the bench or on the Team Roster Form but must register and comply with screening and training requirements. 

Resource - Maintenance of Coaching Certification

NCCP Coaching Certifications EXPIRE after 5 Years. Learn how to renew and maintain your status by earning Professional Development (PD) points: CLICK HERE



For dates and information on how to register for Coaching Clinics (e.g. CI, CSI) including the Managers Certification Program > CLICK HERE.

Standard First Aid Level A CPR & AED courses are offered by St. John Ambulance, Durham First Aid, and Canadian Red Cross. Certification and ongoing maintenance required of all Trainers. It is recommended that you have more than one Team Staff member certified to ensure your team has a qualified individual present for all Ringette activities.

To access additional training resources including courses offered by the Coaching Association of Canada, the Ringette Ontario Coach Webinar Series, and more > CLICK HERE.




Code of Conduct Policies

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:

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 and Bullying Policy*

Investigation Policy*

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


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