Friday, August 21, 2009
BC Hockey announced today a new safety program that will dramatically affect the members of BC Hockey. The program SpeakOut! has been phased out for the newly developed program called Respect In Sport (RiS).
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.
Certification through Respect In Sport will be the equivalent to certification received when taking a SpeakOut! course. RIS has been successfully implemented by Hockey Manitoba and the BC Hockey Executive Committee approved the change.