Alberta Soccer has partnered with Respect Group, the creators of the Respect in Sport programs, to provide a discounted rate for the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program. This is a great opportunity for all clubs and districts, who purchase licenses on behalf of their stakeholders, to get direct access to this offer. It might also be a good time to review the other “Safe Sport” programs that Respect Group has to offer (for Parents, Officials and the Workplace) to ensure our soccer programs remain safe, fun and inclusive. Respect in Sport is the nationally recognized standard for promoting a safe sporting environment and complies with Canada Soccer’s, Quality Soccer Provider criteria.
Alberta Soccer and Respect in Sport are offering a bulk discounted rate to all member soccer providers. Member Districts, Communities and Clubs are encouraged to pre-order discounted licenses at $25 +GST, before March 31, 2022. There is no expiration deadline for using the licenses, so they may be used to support activity leaders and coaches for the Spring season of 2022.
The Respect in Sport Program for Activity Leaders assists coaches, referees, trainers and managers with identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.
The online course costs $30 and the curriculum is divided into six modules, which takes approximately 2.5 hours, and can be completed at the user’s own pace. Once completed, certification is portable to other sports involved in Respect in Sport.
The Respect in Sport Parent Program is a one-hour online module for parents/guardians, reinforcing their role in their child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviors, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals play, such as coaches and officials. This program empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child’s overall enjoyment of soccer. The online course costs $12 and is transferable to other sports involved in Respect in Sport.
Respect in the Workplace was developed to provide organizations, of all sizes, with a standard, cost-effective tool to empower your team with the skills to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
It’s about improving culture, first and foremost. The secondary benefit is organizational risk and liability reduction.