REP teams in the Under 12, 14, 16 and 19 age groups are planned (based on age on December 31st, 2023).
The U12A program is still considered a regional program however it offers a higher level of competition. It has the same financial or time commitment (other than further travel) as the B regional program, it is a higher level of play and requires a higher level of commitment from the player and their parents to ensure that they are available for practices and games. This means that players may be asked to choose ringette over other social activities (school and family excluded).
Players wishing to play on the U12A team will attend a sortouts in the Fall. Any player who is not offered a spot on the U12A team will be offered a spot on the U12B team. Everyone plays!
U12A teams play in a larger geographical area which could be from Chatham to Etobicoke to Oshawa to Barrie and everywhere in between (spanning Southern, Central and Western Regions) . There may be more travel, however most games are in your home region - particularly in the first half.
There are no minimum requirements for tournaments - this will be decided by team interest. Some tournaments will have a minimum of 4 games - thus the fees for these tournaments may be slightly higher. The year-end tournament for 12A may not be the same location or date as the B Regional year-end tournament for Etobicoke’s B teams. This will not be determined until the season is well underway.
More information about trying out for the U12A team will be coming over the next few months. No action is required at this time, other than registering with your Home Association under the U12 Division.