Respect In Sport
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.
Respect In Sports Parent Program
The Respect In Sports Parent Program is an online course designed to provide parents with the knowledge and tools to positively influence their child's experience in sports or activities. The course covers various topics, including parents' natural influence, the coach or leader's role, and how parents can protect their child when outside their immediate control.
Key Points of the Program
The program is divided into several sections to help parents understand their role and how their behaviour can impact their child's development and enjoyment of a sport or activity. These sections include:
- The Role of Parents: The course highlights parents' influence on their child's participation in sports and activities, emphasizing the importance of positive reinforcement and support.
- The Role of Coaches and Leaders: The program covers the role of coaches and leaders in shaping a child's experience in sports, focusing on the importance of a positive and respectful environment.
- Behavioural Traps: The program identifies five common negative parent behaviours that can affect a child's enjoyment of sports and activities. It provides strategies for handling these behaviours in a more positive manner.
- Child Development: The course provides information on child development, including nutrition, hydration, rest, and injuries, to help parents ensure their child is healthy and safe during sports activities.
- Interacting with Coaches, Officials, and Other Parents: The program offers advice on how parents can interact positively with coaches, officials, and other parents to create a supportive and respectful environment for all.
Course Requirements and Certification
The RIS Parent certification is valid for four years from the completion date. If you have previously completed the course, you will not have to retake it to register your child in the current year, but you will need to add the new member to the certification. If you are registering siblings for the first time, you can add them to your RIS Parent account under the Child Management tab in your Hockey Canada "Profile".
The Respect In Sports Parent Program is an excellent resource for parents looking to support their child's participation in sports and activities. By providing valuable information, tools, and strategies, the program empowers parents to create a positive and respectful environment for their child's development and enjoyment.