SGRA AA - Information and FAQ
The objective of the SGRA AA ringette program is to build strong, confident athletes that are committed to hard work, achieving personal goals and teamwork. Through dedication, commitment and a passion for excellence, SGRA strives to prepare our athletes for the opportunity to compete at the highest levels in the sport.
Why should my daughter consider trying out for an AA ringette team?
When are Try-outs for AA in Spruce Grove?
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:15pm - 8:30pm @ Tri-Leisure South Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm @ Glenn Hall Arena Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm @ Glenn Hall Arena Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm @ Glenn Hall Arena
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm @ Glenn Hall Arena Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:45pm - 9:00pm @ Tri-Leisure North Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm @ Glenn Hall Arena Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm @ Glenn Hall Arena
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 8:45pm - 10:00pm @ Tri-Leisure South Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:15:pm - 10:30pm @ Tri-Leisure North Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm @ Glenn Hall Arena Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm @ Glenn Hall Arena
Can interested players tryout from other associations?
Any player from any association can try out for an AA team in Spruce Grove. If you are a player currently registered with another association and you are interested in trying out for an AA team in Spruce Grove, please follow the steps below: If you are looking for current and up to date information regarding AA in Spruce Grove, contact our AA Coordinator; Daron Kew. AAcoordinator@sprucegroveringette.com
If you are looking to register for AA tryouts, please complete the AA Tryout Player Registration Form. The fee for import players attending tryouts in Spruce Grove is $75.
If you are selected to play on one of the SGRA AA teams, the $75 tryout fee will be deducted from the total registration fee.
To balance the development of SGRA athletes and create viable teams with the ability to compete with other AA programs across the province, SGRA will place a limitation on how many athletes will be selected from outside SGRA boundaries on a year by year basis. (“import players”)
What is the financial commitment?
The financial commitment will vary amongst the AA teams and age level. There are some basis costs such as registration fees, extra practice ice, dryland training and mandatory team apparel that are fairly standard and include a SGRA AA equipment bag and Team Hoodie. Other associated costs would be left to each individual team. Variables that affect cost include:
What is the time commitment?
Are athletes permitted/encouraged to play other sports during the ringette season?
What is the tryout/evaluation process?
Independent evaluators will be contracted, when available, to assist with the AA evaluation process. AA tryouts will consist of three scrimmages, with possible releases after the second scrimmage. Additional information on SGRA evaluation policies can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual (available on the SGRA website).
Who organizes the tryouts?
Tryouts are organized by the SGRA Director of Player Development & Assessment, in consultation with the SGRA Board and AA Coordinator.
How will teams be selected?
Upon completion of the AA tryouts, The Oversight Committee in coordination with the coaching staff will select athletes for each team based on the outcome of evaluations. The Oversight Committee consists of but not limited to: Director of Player Development & Assessment, Director of Coaching & Coaching Assessment, Applicable Division Director; Vice President or President where applicable, and the AA coordinator. Coaches children are not automatically accepted on the team.
How many U14AA, U16AA, U19AA teams are there?
For the 2018-19 season, Spruce Grove AA has approval to form one team of 13-16 skaters and up to 2 goalies in each division.
U14 AA & U16 AA, U19 AA will play in their own respective divisions in the Black Gold League.
Who do I contact for information about AA ringette?
SGRA Vice President - firstname.lastname@example.org
SGRA AA Coordinator - AAcoordinator@sprucegroveringette.com