Respect In Sport (Tottenham - Beeton District Minor Softball Assoc.)

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Respect Group was co-founded by Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil to pursue their common passion: working to empower people to recognize and prevent abuse, bullying, and harassment and discrimination. Through interactive online certification programs such as Respect in Sport and the Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program, Kennedy and McNeil are carrying out their vision of inspiring a global culture of respect in sport and recreation.

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program offers an engaging and easy-to-use online training course for sport leaders of all levels. The intent of this training is to:

Empower and educate youth leaders/coaches on the prevention of abuse, bullying, harassment and discrimination.
- Build a holistic culture of respect within the sport community.
- Provide fundamental training tools which enable ALL coaches and youth leaders to become even better role models for the young athletes in their care.

Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders TBDMSA Policy - NEW FOR 2023

a) All Head Coaches and Board of Directors aged 18 years and older within the TBDMSA must complete a Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders (RISAL) training program by June 1, 2023 in order to participate in the TBDMSA.
b) The TBDMSA recommends all Assistant Coaches to obtain a RISAL in the event the Head Coach cannot attend a practice or game.
c) Failure to comply may result in removal from the person’s duties within TBDMSA or not permitting the team to play.
d) Any reasonable costs associated with obtaining a RISAL can be submitted to the TBDMSA for reimbursement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Respect in Sport?
A: The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program helps hockey coaches and youth leaders recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.

If you still have questions about Respect in Sport, visit:

Respect Group Inc. (Official Site)

These pages will provide you with information about Respect in Sport as well as an in-depth Frequently Asked Questions section.

Q: How do I sign up for and take the Respect in Sport online course?
A: Please contact us at [email protected] for a registration link.

Q: I took Respect in Sport with another sport. Do I have to take it again?
A: No. However, you will have to register your certificate number for the parent or activity leader/coach program.