The Ringette NS Excellence Program is intended for athletes who are looking to advance along their ringette pathway to high-performance events and programs such as the Canada Winter Games, National Ringette League, and the Ringette Canada National Program. The Excellence Program provides these athletes with supplemental training and competition to support their long-term high-performance goals.
The Excellence Program is open to athletes at U14, U16, U19 and 18+. The Program follows the stages of the Canadian Sport for Life's Long Term Athlete Development Framework, so programming will vary depending on the particular LTAD stage, as follows:
The U16 program is designed for athletes who have progressed to the later stage of Training to Train. The competition opportunities include inter-provincial play, the Atlantic Ringette Championships (PEI January 27-29, 2023), the Canadian Ringette Championships (SK April 9-15, 2023) and the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championships (NB April 20-23, 2023). Athletes graduating from this stage also have an opportunity to be selected for the Ringette Canada La Relève U17 National Development Program (location/date TBD).