Respect in Sport for Parents
SSA is proud to offer a Respect in Sport (RiS) for Parents platform uniquely specific to Saskatchewan Soccer members.
One of the most commonly reported reasons coaches, managers, officials and athletes of all ages cite for leaving sport is unacceptable parent behaviour. The Respect in Sport Parent Program will help define a standard of behaviour for all parents and guardians and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. Research shows that parents and guardians want to do a great job supporting their kids, but are sometimes unsure how, and Respect in Sport for Parents provides the tools to do just that!
This program compliments the existing Activity Leader and Coach Program by reinforcing a parent and guardian's role in their child's activities. It empowers parents and guardians to:
|Ensure the safety and well-being of their children |
|Encourage proper communication with officials and coaches |
|Make sport and recreation result in a positive experience for all |
SSA Member Organizations may choose to offer this service as an added benefit to their membership or to write their own policy indicating membership requirements.
"You know, I did not want to take the Respect in Sport class, as you think it is going to be boring and a waste of time. But I have to admit when I am wrong, as I actually took quite a lot out of it. My wife was taking it with me and she kept pointing at me saying, 'yes, that is you' and I had to admit it was, even though I do not perceive myself to be one of those problem parents. It definitely helped me put things in perspective and ground myself in a proper way. I thought the one quote was perfect... the game tonight is the most important thing in the world right now and it does not matter at all! As a parent with two boys playing hockey, thank you for the program; it was very much worthwhile" Hockey Parent Testimonial
By using the Saskatchewan Soccer specific Respect in Sports for Parents platform, Member Organizations will also have administrative access to track the parents and guardians in your organization who have signed up for the course and their progress. The cost to the course is $12, plus taxes, per registrant. The program is defaulted to have the user pay, however if requested, the organization can be setup with a pre-registration code and invoiced accordingly.
Member Organization Administrative Access Information
|Go to Saskatchewan Soccer's Respect in Sport for Parents platform and simply setup an account - do not pay; log out if you reach the payment page |
|Email the Coordinator of Member Services at email@example.com with your name and email to confirm this set up is complete (email must come from a main or secondary MO contact, as registered with SSA, or verification will be sought). |
|Respect Group will grant you administrative access for your MO upon approval by Saskatchewan Soccer. They will bypass the payment page so that the administrator of your MO may complete the program at no cost. You will also receive a document which will assist you in utilizing the administrative functions. |
|You're ready to promote the course and send out the instructions to your parents! |
Parent and Guardian Access Information
To sign your Member Organization up for Respect in Sport for Parents, contact the Coordinator of Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org