Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador has mandated that all coaches, assistant coaches, managers, trainers and all on bench officials be certified in the Hockey Canada “Speak Out” It’s more that just a game program. This program was created in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross and is an education program on the prevention of abuse and harassment in hockey for coaches. It is presented in a clinic format delivered by trained branch facilitators. The program is approximately 3 hours in length and a registration fee of $10 per participant.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 season, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is providing the membership with the option to become certified in the program through a national initiative to implement the Respect in Sport Education tool. Certification through Respect In Sport will be the equivalent to certification received when taking a Speak Out! Course. The registration fee for this course is $30 and has a pay pal feature.
RiS is an on-line training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport. The on-line course curriculum is broken into six (6), 30 minute modules hours to complete and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure. However, HNL requests that you complete the program within 30 days of your registration.
To access the Respect in Sport program on line, please visit the following site: https://hnl.respectgroupinc.com