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U10 skaters will develop fundamental ringette skills in a fun, participation- based environment. They will continue to develop physical and motor capacities, and develop general physical fitness. Coaches will introduce the development of mental skills and develop simple tactics through the introduction of game play with focus on application of skills learned in training. This will also involve the introduction and development of decisionmaking skills in standard/ controlled conditions with a goal?to encourage players to strive to succeed and do their best.
--Community-based programming where game play introduces an environment of competition, but there is no â€œcompetitiveâ€ program
--Teams are created based on equal abilities distribution - no tiering
--Practices well organized, varied, game-like, and active participation of all
--Emphasize motor skill development, technical skill instruction, time-space orientation and team play
--Increase skill repertoire through a gradual progression of skill acquisition
--Include activities to develop flexibility during warm-up and cool down
--Introduction to the game - modified rules
--Ensure that players experience all positions; toward the end of this stage, identify players who show an ability and interest in goalkeeping