Ringette – Volunteer Awards

This is the first call out/reminder about the annual volunteer awards presented to Ringette BC enthusiasts in the following categories:

 

  1. Coach of the Year – Provincial: There shall be no more than one (1) Coach of the Year in this category elected annually. The nominees must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for selection: Nominees shall have been involved with a Provincial level team (AA, Canada Winter Games) for a minimum of three (3) years in the capacity of Head Coach or Assistant Coach.  Nominees shall be a current member of a Provincial level team. Nominees must display an excellent rapport with players, parents, opponents and officials, and embody ringette’s philosophy of teamwork, fair play and Sportsmanship. Nominees shall also have a proven capacity to improve the teams/ and individual athlete’s performance.
  2. Coach of the Year – Community: There shall be no more than one (1) Coach of the Year in this category elected annually. The nominees must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for selection: Nominees shall have been involved with an association level team for a minimum of three (3) years in the capacity of Head Coach or Assistant Coach. Nominees must be designated head coach of a team during the season they are nominated and must be fully certified to coach at that level. Nominees must display an excellent rapport with players, parents, opponents and officials, and embody ringette’s philosophy of teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship. Nominees shall also have a proven capacity to improve the teams/ and individual athlete’s performance.
  3. Official of the Year – Senior: There shall be no more than one (1) Senior Official of the Year elected annually.  Nominees to the Senior category must have been involved in ringette officiating for a minimum of three (3) years. Nominees must be actively involved in officiating at the Provincial Championships or other Ringette BC or Ringette Canada sanctioned events.  Nominees must display:
    1. a solid understanding of the rules.
    2. consistent and fair rule application during games and from game to game.
    3. a professional attitude when dealing with players, team staff members, spectators and fellow officials.
    4. appropriate manner that best represents all officials both on and off the ice.
  4. Official of the Year – Junior: There shall be no more than one (1) Junior Official of the Year elected annually. Nominees to the Junior category must have been involved in ringette officiating for a minimum of two (2) years. Nominees must be actively involved in officiating at the Provincial Championships or other Ringette BC or Ringette Canada sanctioned events.  Nominees must display:
    1. a solid understanding of the rules.
    2. consistent and fair rule application during games and from game to game.
    3. a professional attitude when dealing with players, team staff members, spectators and fellow officials.
    4. appropriate manner that best represents all officials both on and off the ice.
  5. Athlete of the Year – Senior: The recipient will be a currently registered athlete with Ringette BC in the U19, 18+ and Masters divisions. The athlete may have contributed to their local association, league or provincial body through coaching, officiating or skill development, as well as displaying outstanding skill and fair play. The recipient should embody ringette’s philosophy of teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship. No more than one award will be given each year.
  6. Athlete of the Year – Junior: The recipient will be a currently registered athlete with Ringette BC in the U16 division and below. The athlete may have contributed to their local association, league or provincial body through coaching, officiating or skill development, as well as displaying outstanding skill and fair play. The recipient should embody ringette’s philosophy of teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship. No more than one award will be given each year.
  7. Association of the Year: There shall be no more than one (1) Local Association of the year elected annually. Nominees shall be in good standing with Ringette BC and their League (if applicable). Nominees will have displayed above average performance in areas including, but not limited to, publicity, promotion, volunteer/participant recruitment and development, outreach assistance, player development, competition for varied levels of play and generally offering a well-rounded program for their membership. Nominations may be put forth by another local association.  This award is made only if there are sufficient nominees.
  8. Volunteer of the Year: The recipient will have made a significant contribution during the current season that promotes the philosophy of ringette. This could be through promoting the sport and local association; initiating a new dynamic program; chairing a host committee; developing policy for the association. One award will be given each year.

Nominations are made using the electronic form found on the Ringette BC website.  (http://www.ringettebc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/BC-Ringette-2016-volunteer-recognition-Form-fillable-1.pdf)

Should you need more space than is allowed on the form to give background to the nomination, please submit a letter, addressed to the Chairperson of the Nominations’ Committee, care of the Ringette BC Office.

Nominations are collected by the office and presented on whole to the Nominations Committee.  The terms of reference for the Nominations Committee are here.