respect in sport parents

The Respect in Sport Parent Program helps define a standard of behaviour for all parents and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. Parents want to do a great job supporting their kids. Respect in Sport provides parents with the tools to do just that.


What is respect in Sport for hockey canada parents?

This 1 hour online program is designed to reinforce a parents 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.

Respect in Sport (RIS) Certification is a requirement of Carstairs Minor Hockey Association and Hockey Alberta. We are certain Respect in Sport will have a positive impact on our game and we are committed to keep the momentum going! The cost of the Respect in Sport Course for Parents is $12 (as at April 2019).

Read more about the Respect in Sport movement.


In the spring of 2017, Hockey Alberta announced that – effective for the 2018/2019 season – Parents and Coaches/Team Officials would be required to re-certify their Respect in Sport every four seasons.

The requirement to re-certify came into effect on May 1, 2018. For the 2019/2020 season, the requirement to re-certify affects Parents who completed their Respect in Sport certification prior to the 2015-16 season.


If you are new to hockey, you are required to complete the Respect in Sport course before you can register your child.

For returning players, where your Respect in Sport certification has expired the deadline for the 2019/2020 season is September 15, 2019. Your child will not be allowed to participate in games until you are re-certified.


Visit the Respect in Sport Parent site.