Bench Staff Requirements by Division

Training and certification requirements for each position are outlined in this chart, set out by Ringette Ontario.

All bench staff requirements must be completed by November 30th of the current playing year to be eligible. Use these checklists to make sure you’ve met all the requirements for your position.

Requirement checklist: An easy to use tool to help you get ready for the season

Manager (All)– Manager’s certification program (coachingringette.ca)
Screening Disclosure Form (within past three years)
Annual Attestations Form, declaring no charges
– Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector
– Review the Policies section on the WRA website
– Review Ringette Ontario policies, including code of conduct for coaches, team staff qualification, safe sport and concussion policies, and relevant administrative policies
Trainer (All)– Standard First Aid or equivalent* (within past 3 years)
Making Headway in Sport online module
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders online module
Screening Disclosure Form (within past three years)
Annual Attestations Form, declaring no charges
– Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector
– Review the Policies section on the WRA website
– Review Ringette Ontario policies, including code of conduct for coaches and team staff qualification, and become especially knowledgeable on policies under the categories of safe sport and concussion
Junior Coach (All)Coach Initiation in Sport online module
Making Headway in Sport online module
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders online module
– Review Ringette Ontario policies, including code of conduct for coaches
On-Ice Assistant (U19 and under)Coach Initiation in Sport online module
Making Headway in Sport online module
Screening Disclosure Form (within past three years)
Annual Attestations Form, declaring no charges
– Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector
– Review Ringette Ontario policies, including code of conduct for coaches
Coach (Head coach and assistant coaches)Coach Initiation in Sport online module
Make Ethical Decisions (MED) online course
Making Head Way in Sport online module
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders online module
– Standard First Aid or equivalent (asset)
Screening Disclosure Form (within past three years)
Annual Attestations Form, declaring no charges
– Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector
– Review Ringette Ontario policies, including code of conduct for coaches, team staff qualification, safe sport and concussion policies

*To be a trainer, Standard First Aid or higher is required. Alternatives include:
– Medical Doctor/Student
– Firefighter
– Registered Nurse/Nursing Student
– Paramedic
– Athletic Therapy
– Sport Physio Designation or Sport First Responder
– Equivalency for any certified standard first aid course, thirteen (13) hours or more in duration (e.g. St. John Ambulance or Red Cross Standard First Aid programs), which includes the following content: • Principal of First Aid and Safety • Artificial Respiration • Wounds and Bleeding • Shock, Unconsciousness and Fainting • Fractures • Head and Spinal Injuries • Joint Injuries • Medical Conditions (Diabetes, Asthma, etc.)