OMHA Promoting More Respect in Minor Hockey, News (Ancaster Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
OMHA Promoting More Respect in Minor Hockey
Submitted By AMHL on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association [OMHA] is proud to announce plans to expand the Respect in Sport program to full integration for the 2014/15 season.  At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey in the OMHA will be required to complete the Respect in Sport - Parent Program as a condition of participation in 2014/15. 

OMHA - Ontario Minor Hockey Association

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Richmond Hill, ON:  -  The Ontario Minor Hockey Association [OMHA] is proud to announce plans to expand the Respect in Sport program to full integration for the 2014/15 season. The OMHA will move to become a complete ‘Respect in Sport’ integrated association which will include all Team Officials, On-ice Volunteers, On-Ice Officials and at least one parent or guardian of each registered player.

The Respect in Sport program is an online certification program designed to protect youth as well as enhance the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders.

Currently, all Team Officials – Coaches, Trainers and Team Managers - in the OMHA are required to complete the Respect in Sport - Activity Leader Program or Speak Out! certification which includes education in the areas of risk management, bullying, harassment and abuse prevention. The program will expand to include on-ice Volunteers and on-ice Officials in 2014/15.

At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey in the OMHA will be required to complete the Respect in Sport - Parent Program as a condition of participation in 2014/15. The one-hour online course is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game.

“As the game of hockey continues to evolve it is the responsibility of us all to change with it – but more importantly, to be the agents for positive change.” said OMHA President, Rob Ring. “Ultimately, we seek to provide the very best programming, as well as a safe and enjoyable environment in which to enjoy all the positive opportunities our great game has to offer.”

“This program encourages positive behaviour, effective communication, and provides parents with valuable tools which can only enhance the enjoyment of our great game for all stakeholders,” commented OMHA Director, Development Programs, Ian Taylor. “Value-added programming such as this is one component of the OMHA’s ongoing commitment to our membership to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.”

The OMHA supports all Member Associations in encouraging all parents to take advantage of this online educational tool. Program completion will be automatically updated in the Hockey Canada Registry [HCR]. The program will also form part of a new OMHA initiative dedicated to resources for parents.

“It sets a standard of appropriate rules for everyone. And, it empowers good parents to be better,” said Wayne McNeil, cofounder of Respect in Sport.

This article has been viewed 5307 times.
Category Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Ancaster Minor Hockey on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 25
    Sep
    Organization
    Hello 2012 Hockey Families - the 9 spots that were open for the U9 Bombers Blue team (Last season’s Ancaster Tyke MD team) have now been filled. The coach for this team is Jeff Sutton. Here are a few details about the team/season. 
  • 21
    Sep
    Organization
    We wish to keep all our members informed as we get new information and move through this different season. The deadline for payment is Friday September 25, the City of Hamilton will now allow the use of benches and we need more coaches/volunteers ...
  • 11
    Sep
    Organization
    Based on guidelines from The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the City of Hamilton we have structured a season to keep kids playing hockey the best we can. Please note that traditional hockey, as we have come to know it, will not exist this ...
  • 01
    Sep
    Organization
    The AMHL will have less ice-time available than expected due to two recent announcements:  the City of Hamilton will not open Spring Valley Arena and the City is limiting the number of participants to 25 (players and coaches combined) on the ice ...
  • 28
    Aug
    Organization
    The AMHL Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday September 28 beginning at 7pm.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions around group gatherings, the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Read more . . .
  • 26
    Aug
    Organization
    The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) has released its Return To Play guidelines.  These guidelines provide the framework for a gradual, safe and positive experience for players to return to hockey.  While plans are being finalized for the upcoming ...
  • 01
    Aug
    Organization
    As we approach the first phase of starting hockey activities we ask that all members who are interested in participating in hockey this year register online (no fees) if you have not done so.  It is extremely important to register so we can report ...
  • 06
    Apr
    Organization
    Congratulations to Brett Fullerton on being selected by the Saginaw Spirit as the 278th overall pick in the 2020 OHL draft.
Printed from ancasterminorhockey.com on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:19 AM