2022/23 Saskatchewan Heat

Tryout Information

The Saskatchewan Heat are excited to start our preparations for the 2022/23 season!  With the first year of our province’s NRL team re-launch under our belt, the coaching staff of The Saskatchewan Heat couldn’t be more excited to get back to work. Our inaugural season was an incredible journey full of learning moments and exhilarating competition that left us wanting more.
 

This is your call out for the 2022/23 Saskatchewan Heat NRL season and we anticipate it to be another fantastic season that sees our franchise continue to take strides in the right direction. 

 

If you are a highly self-motivated, hard working, team oriented athlete that has the desire to compete at the highest level this sport has to offer with opportunities for National recognition, then the Saskatchewan Heat is for you!!!
 

Registration is now open for The Saskatchewan Heat pre-tryout camp and tryouts coming in August 2022. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the National Ringette League and experience ringette at its best. Register today for the experience of a lifetime tomorrow. See you there!!!

If you have any questions about the Saskatchewan Heat, the Pre-Tryout Camp or Tryouts, please e-mail Colleen Butz-Purdue at sask1nrl@gmail.com.

Team Selection Criteria:

 

Full details regarding the team selection policy can be found here:

2022/23 Saskatchewan Heat Program Expectations:

 

  • Training weekends alternating between main centers (Regina and Saskatoon) - hub months will have 1 training weekend, otherwise 2 per month.  

  • Off week on ice skill training (in respective centers from September - December)

  • Meet in the middles on ice training (on off weeks from January – March )

  • Hub Style Competition Weekends (Expect a minimum of 4 with the potential for Nationals)

  • Pre-Season Exhibition Series (Expect 4 – 6 NRL format games Sept – Oct )

  • Fitness Testing throughout season (Expect 3 )

  • Community and Association Promotional Initiatives

  • Team Bonding and Fundraising Events

  • Individualized Fitness Programs

  • Athletes must be available to attend all team events (special circumstances will be considered)

2022/23 Saskatchewan Heat Eligibility:

 

  • Athletes must be at least 19 years of age as of December 31st of the current playing season to play and be capable of training at the Train to Win stage of development.

  • Athletes must be registered participants in good standing with Ringette Saskatchewan (or another Provincial Ringette Association) by December 31st to play on the Saskatchewan Heat

  • All athletes (Active Roster and Affiliate Players) must sign an athlete agreement with the Saskatchewan Heat and Ringette Canada every season.

 

Budget

 

The NRL Hub locations and format have not been finalized for the 2022/23 season.  At this time, we can only provide an estimate based on the 2021/22 season.  Estimated fees per player are between $2500 to $4000, dependent on the number of hubs we attend, location of the hubs, travel requirements (driving vs flying) and our participation in CRC.

Corporate sponsorship as well as athlete fundraising will be used to offset these costs.  Athlete fundraising opportunities include instructing at summer camps as part of our partnership with the National Ringette School as well as benefiting from Heat merchandise sales. 

Fitness Testing:

 

To ensure the health and safety of all NRL athletes, minimum fitness guidelines have been established by Ringette Canada.  These minimum guidelines can be found HERE.  Fitness testing will be incorporated into the tryouts and results will be used as an evaluation tool.  Results will also be used as a baseline for comparison testing throughout the year.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire:

All athletes attending the Pre-Tryout camp or Tryouts must complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q).  Please complete the form below and bring it to the first event you are attending (Pre-Tryout Camp or Tryouts).  You do not need to bring it to Tryouts if you attended the Pre-Tryout Camp.

2022 Pre-Tryout Camp (August 20th & August 21st)

To help athletes prepare for tryouts, a pre-tryout camp is being offered.  Participation in this camp is optional and your performance at this camp will not be used during the tryout evaluation process.  This camp is only intended for those athletes seriously considering trying out for the Saskatchewan Heat for the 2022/23 season.

Pre-Tryout Camp Dates: 

  • Saturday August 20th, 2022 and Sunday August 21st, 2022

Location:

  • Emerald Park & Regina

Cost:

  • Registration Fee: $125.00 (Registration deadline August 8th, 2022)

  • Registration deadline for the Early Bird discount was May 15th.   If you registered prior to May 15th, but the registration fee was not paid by May 15th, you are no longer eligible for the early bird price and are now required to pay the regular price of $125.

Included in Camp: 

  • Two 1.25 hr. Skills sessions

  • One NRL Format inner squad scrimmage

  • One 1 hour Off Ice Fitness Session

  • Goalie Specific Instruction

  • Nutrition for all events

Schedule of Events:

Saturday August 20th, 2022: 

Location: Emerald Park Communiskate Arena

  • Athlete Registration:  10:30am – 11:00am

  • Athlete Pre-Session Prep:  11:15am – 12:00pm

  • Ice Session #1:  12:00pm – 1:15pm

  • Athlete Pre-Session Prep:  5:15pm – 6:00pm

  • Ice Session #2:  6:00pm – 7:15pm

Sunday August 21st, 2022: 

Off Ice Location (TBA) / Scrimmage at Cooperaters Centre (rink #4)

  • Off Ice Session:  9:00am – 10:00am

  • Athlete Pre-Game Prep:  1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Inner Squad Scrimmage:  2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Athlete Cool Down:  3:30pm – 4:00pm

  • Camp Debrief:  4:00pm

Spots are limited and on a first come first serve basis.  

Refunds determined on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.

Payment instructions will be provided once your registration into the camp has been accepted.  

Participants are not considered registered until full payment has been received.  A Confirmation Code will be sent to you once registration is complete.

 

Pre-Tryout Camp Registration Form - CLICK HERE 

2022/23 Saskatchewan Heat Tryouts (August 27th & August 28th):

 

This year, fitness testing will be incorporated into the tryouts and results will be used as an evaluation tool.  Results will also be used as a baseline for comparison throughout the year.  Please make yourself familiar with the minimum guidelines prior to attending tyrouts.  The minimum guidelines can be found HERE.

Jerseys and pants will be ordered as soon as the team is announced to ensure they arrive prior to our first competition.  Please refer to the sizing chart HERE prior to starting the registration process as your sizes will need to be entered when you registering for tryouts.

Tryout Dates: 

  • Saturday August 27th, 2022 and Sunday August 28th, 2022

Location:

  • Warman, Saskatchewan

Cost:

  • $75.00

  • Tryout Registration Deadline is August 8th, 2022

  • Only those athletes that were registered and paid by May 15th are eligible to be entered into the draw for the Early Bird Athlete package.

Tryouts will include: 

  • Two 1.25 hr. Skills sessions

  • One NRL Format inner squad scrimmage

  • Fitness Testing

  • Goalie/Skater Specific Evaluations

  • Nutrition for all events

Schedule of Events:

Saturday August 27th, 2022: 

Location: Warman Legends Center

  • Athlete Registration:  10:30am – 11:00am

  • Athlete Orientation: 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Fitness Testing: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Athlete Pre-Session Prep: 6:15pm

  • Ice Session #1: 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Sunday August 28th, 2022: 

Location: Warman Legends Center

  • Athlete Pre-Session Prep: 8:15am

  • Ice Session #2: 9:00am - 10:15am

  • Athlete Pre-Session Prep: 2:00pm

  • Inner Squad Scrimmage: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Athlete Cool Down: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Weekend Debrief: 5:30pm

Refunds determined on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.

For payment, please send an eTransfer to nrlsaskheat@gmail.com.  Please include the participants name and what the payment is for (Tryouts) in the notes/comments when sending your payment.

Participants are not considered registered until full payment has been received.  A Confirmation Code will be sent to you once registration is complete.

Heat Tryout Registration Form - CLICK HERE