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Respect in Sport


ALL TEAM STAFF (Coaches, Managers, Safety Persons) must complete Respect In Sport.

The Respect in Sport Program is an education program for coaches to assist them in the prevention of harassment, abuse and bullying in sport. The purpose of the program is to impact on attitudes, skills, and knowledge of the coaches that will result in a safe, sportsmanlike environment for all players, coaches, and parents/guardians.


Beginning in the 2017-18 hockey season, Sport Manitoba initiated a 5-year re-certification policy which applied to all coaches, managers and safety people who take the Respect in Sport – Activity leaders online course.  This means that for the 2023 – 2024 season any team staff that completed their Respect in Sport prior to 2018 – 2019 are required to retake the Respect in Sport – Activity Leaders online course. The policy has been put in place as a result of multiple changes that have been made to the Respect in Sport course designed to reflect the current climate. The course now includes more material regarding online harassment and cyber bullying as well as other needed updates.

With this policy change, Hockey Manitoba also made the decision to no longer accept the Speak Out certification as an equivalent to the Respect in Sport online course. This means that any team staff that completed the Speak Out course in the mid 2000’s will be required to complete the Respect in Sport – Activity leaders online course in the 2023 – 2024 season in order to be properly certified by the coaching certification deadline (The coaching certification deadline for the 2023 – 2024 season is Friday December 1, 2023).


Please read carefully before entering the Respect in Sport website:

Please ensure you have speakers and/or a headset attached to your computer and are turned on.

***If you have completed the RIS for Coaches and Officials and it is not showing up on your profile please follow these steps:

Log into your Respect in Sport account – Click on the PROFILE tab at the top of the page – Under” Profile Information”, there are 2 tabs: “Account Information” and “Associations”. Please click on “Associations”. – This will open a dropdown of all the Manitoba Hockey Associations (MHA.) – Select the appropriate association. – Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Save Changes” button