Respect in Sport Parent Program


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.

Provides information on parents' natural influence over a child, the coach or leaders role in an activity, the role parents play in their child's enjoyment and of a sport or activity, and protecting your child when they are outside of your immediate control. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behaviour by highlighting five key "behavioural traps" frequently exhibited by parents, particularly in competitive sports. It demonstrates negative behaviours and provides ideas of how a situation may be better handled, includes valuable information from subject matter experts delivered in a clear and concise fashion, and asks questions of parents based on scenarios presented. Specific topics included in the program are: five common negative parent behaviours, a child's development, nutrition and hydration, rest, injuries, as well as interacting with coaches, officials, and other parents.

The RIS Parent certification does not expire.  If you completed the Course previously and it is noted on your child's Hockey Canada file, then you  will not have to take the course again to register your child in the current year.

If you are registering siblings for the first time, please add them in your RIS Parent account under the Child Management tab in your Hockey Canada "Profile".  Please be sure to select SEERA as the Association.

At least one adult in your family is required to complete the online course.  It costs $12.60 and takes approximately one hour to complete.  If you have not yet completed the course when you register, you will have seven (7) days from the date of registration to complete the certification.  Your child will be unable to participate in any pre-season shinny or evaluations unless and until you complete this course.  Once completed, the RIS Parents Course will link with your son's or daughter's file in the Hockey Canada Registry.

Should you have any questions, please contact the SEERA Registrar, Kerri Bishop:

To complete the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Parent Program, please click on the following link:



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