RESPECT IN SPORT (Cayuga Minor Hockey)


About “Respect in Sport"

Respect in Sport is Canada’s only on-line bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect prevention program for coaches and community leaders. Founded in 2004 by partners Wayne McNeil and former NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy, Respect in Sport has been developed in consultation with the Canadian Red Cross to protect youth...

Respect in Hockey
is a concept that receives considerable attention in both minor hockey and in community sport. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is committed to the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment, and the education of our membership.

At the 2013 OMHA’s Annual General Meeting, it was announced that the OMHA will move to become a complete ‘Respect’ integrated association effective for the 2014-2015 season and beyond. 

Here at Cayuga Minor Hockey, we are responsible for implementing these requirements as established by the OMHA and we require your support and cooperation with ensuring the completion of the online certification as listed below.


PARENTS OR GUARDIANS - At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey in the OMHA is required to complete the Respect in Sport Parent Program as a condition of participation. The one-hour online course is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game There is a small fee for the course ($12), but you only have to take it once. 

The Respect in Sport** Parent Program reinforces a parent’s role by encouraging positive sport behaviours and providing insight into other roles, such as coaches and officials. The Respect in Sport Parent program empowers parents to ensure their child’s safety, encourages positive and effective communication, and creates a standard of respectful behaviour for all parents of active kids. Specific topics include:

·  5 common negative parent behaviors

·  Child development/nutrition and hydration/rest/injuries.

·  Interacting with coaches, officials, and other parents.

CLICK HERE to take the Online Parent Respect In Sport Course

Upon completion of the course, you will be provided with a certification number.

TEAM OFFICIALS (Bench staff), ON-ICE OFFICIALS AND ON-ICE VOLUNTEERS (age 16 and above) are required to complete the online Respect in Sport - Activity Leader Program or in-class Speak Out certification – a 3 hour course ($30) 

All team officials must have Speak Out or Respect in Sport, in addition to all other Certifications appropriate to their position.

Click here  FAQs - RIS for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.