Durham Ultimate Club is proud to announce the Respect in Sport Parent Program
will be used by all Club Member parents, effective for the 2018 season.
roll out is a testament to the dedication that DUC and its members have in
making this amazing sport fun and enjoyable for all.
Respect in Sport is an accessible, online resource aimed at prevention of
bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission
is to empower participants to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from the
game, through a global culture of respect.
Group was co-founded by former NHL'er Sheldon Kennedy in 2004. It partnered with
the Canadian Red Cross to create a best-in-class e-learning curriculum for mass
consumption. Participants are certified through a 60-minute on-line program,
they can do from anywhere with internet access.
least one parent or guardian of each player(or family) registered in the DUC
youth leagues will need to complete the online RIS Parent Program as a condition of participation.
The program 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. Cost is $12.00.
note that if you have completed the RIS Parent Program for another sport like
Hockey or Soccer than all you need to do is fill in your number at the
beginning of the process.
To register, visit https://durhamultimateparent.respectgroupinc.com/start.jsp.
note that the program is also available offline by downloading the Respect In
Sport mobile app after you have initialized your profile through the website above.
can view detailed Parent Access
Instructions here. Still have questions? Check out the FAQ or learn More About Respect In Sport.
- 70% of kids quit sports by the
age of 13 because they stop having fun
- The most common
reason: Parental behaviour
- For every adolescent boy who
leaves sport, 6 girls leave
parents interact and behave with the kids has a major impact on whether
kids remain in sport
Respect in Sport Program for Parents is a unique, online program geared to
providing the parent with information on how to evaluate and understand:
- Parental influence over a child
- Coach and leader roles in sport
- Role of he parent and coach in
ensuring a child’s enjoyment of a sport
- Protecting your child when
outside of your immediate control
- Losing perspective
- Injury management
- Misplaced enthusiasm
- Using guilt on your child
- Treatment of opposing players,
- Concussion awareness and Return
to Play guidelines
Player Development model
Respect in Sport – Parent FAQ’s:
1. What is the cost and how long does the
program take to complete?
The cost is $12.00 and
the program takes about an hour to complete.
2. Where does the $12 go?
$1 goes to Pay Pal for
fee processing, $1 goes to the Canadian Red Cross (Curriculum Partner of
Respect Group), $10 goes to
Respect Group for hosting, 24/7 bilingual help-desk support, program updates,
and on-going support to OVA and Club members.
3. Who pays the $12.00 fee?
In most cases, Clubs
choose to have the parent/guardian pay the fee themselves. Clubs may elect to
“bulk-purchase” on behalf of parents and in that case, a pre-registration code
is issued to the Clubs to give to parents. The Code is then used when the
parent registers, rather than paying with a credit card. Clubs interested in a
bulk purchase should contact Mark Allen at Respect Group - email@example.com.
The cost is the same whether the parents pay or the club pays.
4. Does a parent/guardian from each family at all
levels and ages have to take the program in 2017-2018?
Yes, the program is
designed for parents/guardians of players (Under 18) at every level including
the youth league, High school league and also the competitive players on
Nightfury and Stud. Parents of players aged 18 and up are NOT required to
complete the RIS – Parent Program.
5. What if a child is in foster care?
Any adult who is in a
guardian/caregiver role, may complete the program.
6. When will this be implemented?
It is a requirement
that each player has a parent or guardian who has completed by the program before
the first night of play.
7. Will the parent/guardian have to re-certify every
There is no
expectation for annual re-certification. However, if there is an issue, a
parent/guardian could be asked to re-take the program. Further, the
program is transferable across all minor sports in Ontario.
8. What are the sanctions if a parent/guardian from
each family does not complete the program?
The player(s) will not
be permitted to participate in practices or games until such time as a
parent/guardian completes the required program.
9. What if a parent/guardian does not have a Pay Pal
account. How will they pay on-line?
are processed by Pay Pal, but you do not have to have an existing account, nor
do you have to create a Pay Pal account to pay for the program. During the
payment process you can select to not create a PayPal account.
10. What if a parent does not have a credit card to pay
on-line when they register?
Prepaid, one-time use
credit cards can be purchased at numerous retail locations and used to pay.
11. Some parents do not have the means to pay. How
will they be able to take the course?
If for some reason you
do not have the funds to pay for this program please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
12. How will local administrators/registrars know
whether or not a parent has completed the program?
to the data-basing side of the Respect in Sport – Parent Program will be
provided to designated registrars/administrators, as approved by Ontario
Volleyball. Those with administrative access will be able to run reports,
look up individual certification records etc. Parents/guardians are asked
to enter their RIS number into the child’s profile in the National Registration
System (NRS). The parent can also fill out their RIS number on the DUC Release
of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Form and/or Informed
Consent and Assumption of Risk Agreement when providing the form for
their child and give it to their Club Contact for the season.
13. What if the household has no computer or access
to the internet?
Most public libraries
have public internet access, or you could try a relative or a neighbour.
14. What if the parent/guardian does not have strong
computer literacy skills?
The program is very
user friendly, but online help is available as well.
15. What if the parent has a language barrier?
The program is
available in French or English. For parents who may struggle with English or
French, they may ask a child, friend or relative to sit with them as they go
through the program, and assist/translate for them. Many communities have
cultural centres which can assist as well.
parent, or a Club contact (on behalf of the parent) can ask for an extension or
exemption, if there are extenuating circumstances. An email must be sent to Kevin
MacLeod at email@example.com to
ask for an extension/exemption, prior to the first game.
16. What do parents do with their certificates once
they complete the online module?
Parents should keep
their certificate # save and accessible so they can use it the following year
or for other sports should that sport also require the RIS number. Parents/guardians
should also login to their child’s National Registration System (NRS) account
and enter the certificate number in their child’s profile.
17. What if a parent took the Parent Program through
another sport. Do they have to take it again?
No. Parents can enter
their parent certification RIS # right into the program and this should only
take a few minutes. There is no cost to import an existing certification.
18. If a parent has already taken the Respect in Sport
activity leader program for coaches, do they still have to take the Parent
Yes. The Parent
Program is different in content from the Activity Leader program for coaches.
The Parent program was created at the request of hockey coaches, and most
coaches find the content very beneficial.
19. How long is my Parent Program Certification good
There is no expiry,
20. What supports/resources are in place to assist
associations and registrars/administrators with the program?
Respect in Sport works
very closely with associations and registrars to support them through
implementation and beyond. In addition to a 24/7 live person bilingual help
desk, training webinars are made available to administrators/registrars. Timely
responses to e-mails and phone calls will be provided by Nathalie Muller, your
direct contact at Respect Group throughout the implementation process.
Nathalie can be reached at 613.265.0033 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
21. Why is the program being mandated within
It provides tools to
deal with various situations which could arise during participation in sport,
both as a parent, and in any leadership role you may have. This is a
positive program to make good parents better, and will empower all the good
parents in the organization.
22. How do I register?