Hockey Alberta 2018 Change: Respect in Sports: Parents & Activity Leaders (Coaches)


May. 31, 2018


Hockey Alberta is implementing several MAJOR changes for the 2018/19 season.  This article is about the change to the Respect in Sports program.

Mandatory ‘Respect in Sport’ Online Certification Program

In the spring of 2017, Hockey Alberta announced that - effective for the 2018-19 season - Parents and Coaches/Team Officials would be required to recertify their Respect in Sport every four seasons.

The requirement to recertify comes into effect on May 1st, 2018

For the 2018-19 season, the requirement to recertify affects Parents and Coaches/Team Officials who completed their Respect in Sport certification prior to the 2015-16 season.

The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth, as well as enhance Hockey Alberta’s mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all of our participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders. It is offered in two different streams:

Respect in Sport Parent ($12.00; 60-90 Minutes)

The Respect in Sport Parent Program helps define a standard of behaviour for all parents and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. Parents want to do a great job supporting their kids. Respect in Sport provides parents with the tools to do just that.

Respect in Sport Parent - Login ›: https://hockeyalbertaparent.respectgroupinc.com/

Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach/Officials ($30.00; 120-150 Minutes)

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates coaches and activity leaders to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. It may be the single most important training leaders receive to assist in creating a safe, healthy and respectful environment for all participants.
NOTE: Speak Out is no longer recognized as a relevant program for coaches.

Respect in Sport Coach - Login › https://ha.respectgroupinc.com/

PLEASE NOTE:

Innisfail Minor Hockey Association will not allow a player on the ice until a parent in the household has successfully completed the Respect in Sport Parent course.

Innisfail Minor Hockey Association will not allow a Coach on the bench &/or ice until they have successfully completed the Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach/Officials course

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Hockey Alberta Release: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/members/respect-sport/

Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/uploads/source/Ticker_Posts/RIS-FAQ-forwebsite.pdf

Respect in Sport Help Desk: https://www.hockeyalberta.ca/members/respect-sport/ris-help-desk/

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