Respect in Sport General Information (Oakville Rangers Hockey Club)

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Parent Respect in Sport

Please DO NOT complete the RIS Course unless directed to do so by the ORHC Office!!

Respect In Sport for Parents Respect in Sport for Parents is an effective and informative online training program for parents of active children. This unique certification program compliments Respect in Sport for Coaches/Activity Leaders by reinforcing a parents role in a child or youth’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviors, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals (such as coaches and officials) play. This program empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child’s fun and camaraderie of the activity.

As per the 2014 OMHA Mandate, all parents must complete the Parent Respect in Sport online course in order for their child to be eligible to play. This is a one-time only requirement and is completed after the registration. Only one parent needs to complete the course. Players whose parent has not completed the RIS Course will not be allowed on the ice. Please click here for more information.

Why was Respect in Sport for Parents implemented?
  • It further ensures your commitment to our number 1 priority: safety for participants
  • It enhances communication between parents and organization staff, coaches, officials, etc.
  • It helps our organization, staff and volunteers to mitigate liability
  • It provides parents supplementary knowledge about preparing a young athlete for practices, games and other activities
  • It helps to retain recreation leaders, coaches, officials and volunteers
  • It makes a values based statement on behalf of our organization to ALL stakeholders

What does the Respect in Sport for Parents certification cost?

The Respect in Sport Parents program is a one-time cost of $12, paid by credit card during the on-line certification process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have completed the Respect in Sport for Coaches and Activity Leaders, is this sufficient for satisfying the parent program as well?
No. It is necessary for parents that have completed the RIS for Coaches and Activity Leaders in the role of a Team Official to also complete the Respect in Sport for Parents program. This program is tailored to the role of the parent, providing information specific to the parental involvement, while the Coaches and Activity Leader program has a different focus. During the introduction of the module, the differences are outlined.

Q: What will happen if I do not complete the course?
Participation will be denied until such time as the program has been completed.

Q: How do I access the Respect in Sport for Parents Program?
Please click here for instructions on accessing the course. It is a one hour online curriculum with both audio and visual features that allows flexibility and does not have to be completed in one session.

Q: Is this required every year?
No. The Respect In Sport for Parents certification must only be completed once.

Q: My child is 18 and is a registered player, am I still required to complete the program?
Completion of the Parent Program is not required for parents of players aged 18 and above.

Q: What if the household/individual has no access to a computer/internet?
Please contact the ORHC Office and we will make arrangements for you to complete the course in our office.

Q: What if I do not have strong computer literacy skills?
Utmost attention to detail was taken to ensure the program was designed to make the program user friendly. If issues do arise there is online help available as well as a 24/7 1-800 support number.

Q: I am trying to complete the course but it will not accept my credit card.
In this situation you will have to get in touch with the RIS for Parents Help Desk. They can be accessed through the program’s log in page.

Q: I have completed the RIS for Parents course but the certification but does not appear.
If you have completed the RIS for Parents program but it is not being displayed within your child’s profile, it could be because not all of your children were added to your profile when you created your account. You can add them by accessing the Child Management area found under the Profile section.

Q: The RIS for Parents course has been completed but it does not indicate certified.
Ensure that you have completed the Program Survey found at the end of Module 6. If the survey is not completed the you will not register as certified.

Troubleshooting Guide

If you are having issues with payment for the Respect in Sport for Parents program or having issues with associating your children with your Respect in Sport for parents certification please click on the following link: Respect in Sport for Parents Troubleshooting Guide

Before You Begin / Program Link

Prior to accessing and taking the Respect in Sport for Parents program, please familiarize yourself with the following Registration Procedures. Answers to additional frequently asked questions are outlined in the Respect in Sport Parents program, and can be accessed once you have set up your account.

Once you have read over the Registration Procedures you can click here to start the program.