What is it?
The online Respect in Sport Activity Leaders/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. It may be the single most important training your leaders will receive to assist them in creating a safe, healthy and respectful environment for all participants!
Respect in Sport Criteria
All active, registered coaches and activity leaders of our provincial sport membership are required to complete the program.
Sask Sport, along with the support of the Government of Saskatchewan, has launched this required program for coaches in the province to help provide a safer and more respectful sporting environment for all to participate. The online training program for coaches and activity leaders is provided free of charge for all users.
The sport system believes strongly in this program and the values it promotes, therefore coaches who have not completed the course will be unable to volunteer in the capacity of coach until the certification is reached.
Four Respect in Sport online training options are available in Saskatchewan.
- Hockey Coaches
- Gymnastic Coaches
- ALL OTHER COACHES
Within these programs, you have the option to:
*Register – if new to the program
*Import Your Certificate
*Look up Certificate Number
*Edit Profile & Select which sports you are coaching
The Respect in Sport curriculum consists of seven modules and takes approximately three hours to complete. It can be completed in one or multiple sittings. There is no examination component. Once the course has been completed, a certificate verifying completion is generated. Coaches completing the Respect in Sport certification will be tracked through the Respect in Sport database and each sport will have access to this database to determine if their registered coaches have completed the course. Coaches will need to complete the course once every five years or less, depending on mandates from National Sport Organizations, even if they coach in multiple sports.
Coaches that have already received equivalent training such as the National Coaching Certification Program's (NCCP) Empower Plus program will not be required to also take the Respect in Sport certification. Coaches in the education system who have completed the "Respect in School" training would also be given equivalency recognition.
Contact the Helpdesk by phone at 1-866-956-9791 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need technical assistance with the Respect in Sport training (i.e., if you are having computer problems with the Respect in Sport modules freezing, or not advancing, etc.) visit support.respectgroupinc.com
For Questions of a non-technical nature, please contact email@example.com or the Softball Sask office at firstname.lastname@example.org.