What is the Respect in Sport Parent Program?
Respect in Sport for Parents provides information on a parents natural influence over their child, and the role they play in their child's enjoyment of a sport or activity. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behaviour.
What is the cost to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program?
The cost is $12.00 plus GST per family.
Where do those fees go?
Of the $12 fee to take the RIS parents program the majority of the fee ($10) is absorbed by Respect Group
Inc for their expense in developing the program and maintaining the databases to operate it. There is a
portion that is profit but our Board considered this as an acceptable burden of doing business to have this
educational tool being used in our system. Hockey Canada realizes $1 for every program taken and Hockey
Alberta receives $1 as well. These funds are re-invested into our Risk Management program of Game and Conduct
Management for use in promotion, programming, and other risk/safety initiatives.
Why is this being implemented?
Respect in Sport helps Hockey Alberta promote the "Right Way" concept through this simple and convenient on-line tool. The Respect in Sport Parent Program is being implemented to provide an enhanced sport environment for our children.
How is Respect in Sport implemented?
The Respect in Sport Parent Program is presented as an online curriculum and includes audio/visual presentations.
What equipment is required to complete the program?
All that is required to complete the Respect in Sport curriculum is a computer, an Internet connection, and speakers or a headset. Optional equipment includes a printer to print out your certificate of completion.
What if I don’t have a high-speed connection?
The course is designed to be accessible from any computer using dial-up or high-speed Internet. Once registered, the user experience is the same at any speed.
What if I don’t know anything about computers?
Through extensive research and development, the program was designed, first and foremost, to be user friendly. There is also an on-line “Help” feature and a 1-800 support line available.
Is there a paper version of the program?
No, by design. Hockey Alberta is continuously looking for tools that will help us create stronger organizations at minimal cost. Respect in Sport’s online courseware eliminates the need for our organization to absorb printing, mailing and administration costs. Respect in Sport also gives you ongoing access to the course once you’ve completed it, as an online resource.
How long is the course?
It’s a total of 1 hour.
Do I have to do it all at once?
No. You can do it at your leisure, come and go as required. The program remembers where you left off and brings you back to that point when you next sign-in. You can even do it from different computers.
Do I have to take the course every year?
No. Once you’ve completed the course you’re done.
What happens if I forget my login and password?
Contact the help desk.