Ringette Ontario announced that one parent of every ringette player under the age of 18 is required to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program before participating in ringette programming, starting in the 2022-23 season. This course is mandatory to have the Player’s registration approved.
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 sports behaviours, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals play, such as coaches and officials.
This program empowers parents to:
The online course costs $12 and is transferable to other sports involved in Respect in Sport.
TIP: When you create your account, you will be asked to enter your child's information. Under "Association", select Ringette Ontario > Ontario > Southern Region > Etobicoke.
What is the Respect in Sport Parent Program?
Respect in Sport for Parents provides information on a parent’s natural influence over their child, and the role they play in their child's enjoyment of a sport or activity. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behavior.
Why is this being implemented?
Ringette Ontario believes that the ringette experience for all involved should be built on a foundation of respect. Respect in Sport helps us promote these values through this simple and convenient on-line tool. The Respect in Sport Parent Program is being implemented to provide an enhanced sport environment for our children.
Do I have to take the course every year?
No. Once you’ve completed the course you’re done.
What if I have already taken the Respect in Sport Parent Module for another sport?
Fantastic! If you have already been certified for the Respect in Sport Parent Module you are not required to re-take it. Include your certification # on the RAMP site when you register your athlete. You are also able to “port” your certification over to the Ringette Canada database under your local Club by signing into your Respect in Sport account.
Do I have to complete the Parent program if I have already completed as a coach?
Yes, the courses are independent of each other so as a parent you are expected to complete the parent course as well as the coach course.
How will RO track a parent with multiple children in the program?
Enter your RIS Certificate number on the RAMP website for each child when completing the 2022-23 registration with your Club.
When must Respect in Sport for Parents be completed?
Parents should complete RIS for parents prior to registering your child for the 2022-23 season so you can add your certificate number directly to your child’s profile when you register. You can register without completion but will be required to email your certificate number to your Club register or to firstname.lastname@example.org once completed so that it can be added to RAMP profile. Deadline to complete and be eligible to participate in ringette activities is November 1st of each year.
Who is required to complete Respect in Sport for Parents?
ALL athletes under 18 participating in ringette must have at least one parent/guardian complete the Respect in Sport for Parents on-line program. This includes LTS/FUN1 and FUN 2 programs.
What equipment is required to complete the program?
All that is required to complete the Respect in Sport curriculum is a computer, an Internet connection, and speakers or a headset. Optional equipment includes a printer to print out your certificate of completion.
What if I don’t have a high-speed connection?
The course is designed to be accessible from any computer using dial-up or high-speed internet. Once registered, the user experience is the same at any speed.
Is there a paper version of the program?
No, by design. Respect in Sport’s online courseware eliminates the need for our organization to absorb printing, mailing and administration costs. Respect in Sport also gives your ongoing access to the course once you’ve completed it, as an online resource.
How long is the course?
It’s a total of 1 hour.
Do I have to do it all at once?
No. You can do it at your leisure, come and go as required. The program remembers where you left off and brings you back to that point when you next sign-in. You can even do it from different computers.
NOTE: The Respect in Sport Parent Module is available in French and English