2016-7 U10 Game Formats


Zone 2 Game Formats for U10 Step 1, 2 and 3

Modification of Rules for U10 and AS Age Divisions

 

All U10 Levels

 

  • No Active Start or U10 player is to be credited with more than three (3) goals in any regular league game. Goals scored in excess of this by any player shall NOT be recorded on the game report, posted on the score clock, or counted in the final score at the end of the game.

o      It is strongly recommended that Active Start and U10 coaches manage their team (ie. position changes) to ensure players do not consistently score more than the allowable three goals per player per game.

 

·       There should be only a three (3) minute pre-game warm up. It is important to start the game as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time to complete the game.

·       There will be up to a five (5) minute break between periods. If both teams are ready before the five (5) minutes are up, they may do so.

  • If time expires on the clock but time remains on the ice permit, then the game is considered complete. However, coaches are encouraged to continue to play and take advantage of the ice time.
  • Small nets are MANDATORY all U10 S1,2,3 games

 

U10 Step 1 Division Rules

U10 Step 1 Games before December 31

 

·       Recommended warm up of 3 minutes

·       A maximum of one (1) coach from each team is allowed on the ice until December 31st; staying close to the boards and out of the area of play. The coach or designate who participates on-ice during a game is required to wear skates and CSA approved protective head gear.

·       Games consist of two (2) stop time periods, 20 minutes each with a 2 minute buzzer. A free pass will occur after the 2 minute buzzer.

·       Extra time can be given at period break for the teams to do a cheer;

·       The "4 or 5 in" violations will be waived if the on-ice coach notices and calls the player out without impacting play.

·       Scores shall be posted on score clock with a maximum five (5) goal spread.


U10 Step 1 Games after December 31 (in addition to the above)

Games are two (2) stop time periods, 20 minutes in length with no 2-minute buzzer


·       No coaches are allowed on the ice;

·       Players are expected too make shift changes "on the fly"

·       Scores shall be posted on score clock with a maximum five (5) goal spread.

·       Teams must change ends for the second period


Officiating Practice for U10 Step 1 Games

 

The primary focus will be to have the Players learn the rules of Ringette. The On-Ice Official making the call will explain each violation to the offending Player and the Coach (should it be necessary).

 

Serving of penalties will be according to the following:

Point in Season

Up to December 31

Action

The on-ice Coach (up to November 30) or the on -ice official (after November 30) will escort the offending Player to the team bench and will further explain the call. Teams may substitute for the penalized player.

After December 31

The On-Ice Official will escort the offending Player to the penalty box and the appropriate penalty will be served. Teams may not substitute for the penalized player.

The U10 Step 2 and 3 Rules

1.            U10 Step 2 and 3 games will be played according to standard Ringette rules.

2.            No shot clock to be used.

3.            Games are two (2) stop time periods, 18 minutes in length

3.            When a penalty is called, the player is taken to the penalty box and the appropriate penalty will be served.

·       Teams may not substitute for the penalized player.

4.            Scores shall be posted on score clock with a maximum five (5) goal spread.

5.            Teams must change ends for the second period

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