Mandatory Respect in Sport Parent Course

Hockey Edmonton: Respect in Sport online course is MANDATORY starting with the 2012-2013 season

Beginning with the 2012/2013 hockey season Hockey Alberta and Hockey Edmonton are mandating that one parent from every registered hockey players family have taken the Respect in Sport Parent program.

What this means is, your child’s registration will not be accepted by Hockey Alberta or Hockey Edmonton without one parent from each family completing the on-line course.

Therefore registrations will not be accepted until the course is completed by one parent.

Once you have completed the course your certificate number will be attached to your child’s/children’s file on the Hockey Canada registration system.

Please bring this certificate number with you when you register.

The fee for this online course is $12.00 and is not reimbursable.

Please note that if you have the Respect in Sport for the coach it is NOT the same course. You will still be required to take the parent Respect in Sport.

This 1 hour online program is designed to reinforce a parent’s role in a child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviours, and 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.

The link below will take you to the appropriate website to take the online course.


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.

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.