We anticipate that the 2017-18 season requirements for UAA's will follow closely last years requirements which are listed below. Any changes will be updated as they are passed down from RAB.
UAA will be used to establish appropriate start of season levels for U10, U12 and U14 (excluding U14AA) for the 2016-17 season and therefore replace the current tiering formula. The tiering policy for U16 and U19 will not change.
Timeline for 2016/17 will be:
In the case where an entire association fails to submit all of its UAA testing date (collected within the testing window) by the deadline, all of the association's teams will be excluded from Playdowns and Provincials.
When less than 85% of a non-AA team's players are tested:
At U10 the team will start the season at U10 Step 3
At U12 the team will start the season at A
At U14 the team will start the season at A
When less than 85% of an AA team's players are tested, the association will be fined $1500 for each non-compliant team.
*A team is defined in the registration policy as 7 or more players. Ringette Alberta will consider the deadline met where an association submits the results for no less than 7 players for every U10, U12 and U14 team the association has.