The following is being issued in response to a
question from a local association.
Any player that attends Provincial try-outs and is
offered a position on either a home association team or on a closest association
team must accept that offer to play Provincial Level Ringette for the current
season or forfeit their right to request a "level of play" release. Any
player that refuses the offer of a position on a team may not be released from
their home association for any level of play for the current season. The player
however may play in their home association at any level offered.
clarity this means that any player refusing to accept an opportunity to play AA
ringette may not participate in another associations tryouts or be released
for A level ringette during the current
This is based upon the current release rules as
documented in the ORA Operating Manual, Membership Services section as currently
interpreted by ORA. If a player has been offered a position at AA, they are
clearly capable of playing at that level. If they choose not to accept the
offer, they cannot pick another team at the A level based on level of
play. Clearly, they were already offered a position based on a level of
play they were capable of and rejected that offer. The wording is such
that the player could always play A in their home association.
note that this is not a new policy or a change in policy but clarification of
Western Region Ringette