Respect in Sport Policy - Mandated by Sask Sport and Sask Broomball
Purpose of the Policy:
The Saskatchewan Broomball Association is committed to creating a sport environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Coaches have a responsibility to create a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying and neglect.
Respect in Sport 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 program provides coaches with tools which will assist them in their ability to deal with legal and moral responsibilities, making them less vulnerable and more confident in dealing with sensitive issues. This program is a risk management tool, which can assist Saskatchewan Broomball Association members to reduce liability.
The Saskatchewan Broomball Association requires that all coaches participating in Broomball have completed the online Respect in Sport (RiS) certification (or equivalency*), as required by Sask Sport Inc.
*Coaches who have taken the new NCCP Empower+ module, Respect in School or the Hockey Canada Speak Out Program will be given equivalency to the Respect in Sport.
Scope and Application:
RiS (Respect in Sport) Policy - Click Here
RiS (Respect in Sport) FAQ - Click Here
RiS (Respect in Sport) - Online Link
The Saskatchewan Broomball Association has implemented this policy effective immediately. All head coaches will be required to complete this online training by December 31st of 2013 in order to coach. All non-playing members on the bench along with the head coach will have until December 31st of 2014. This is a mandatory program in order to coach the sport of Broomball. If you have any questions, please refer to our website for FAQ’s at www.saskbroomball.ca or call Stacey at 306-780-9215.
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