Volleyball Alberta is proud to announce a partnership with the Respect Group to provide interactive, online training courses to empower people to recognize and prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in volleyball.
The Respect Group and their Respect in Sport programs have already been implemented by many national and provincial sport organizations
across Canada, including but not limited to Ontario Volleyball, Sask Volleyball and Volleyball Manitoba. They have RESPECT Certified over 1 million Canadians to date and their training courses currently meet the Sport Canada training requirements under the Safe Sport mandate.
For more information on the Respect Group, please visit their website: www.respectgroupinc.com
Together with Volleyball Alberta, The Respect Group has created an online portal for all registered clubs for the 2020 season where they can access and manage the Respect in Sport programs for their coaches, staff, parents and volunteers. When individuals register for one of the Respect in Sport programs, they will be able to select their club or organization from the Association drop-down menu and then will then be automatically linked with that club, as well as with Volleyball Alberta.
Respect in Sport Training Programs
To access the Respect in Sport programs, please choose from the following links:
The Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program (recommended for all adults working with youth – coaches, referees, managers)
The Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program – Registration Guide
The Respect in Sport for Parents Program (recommended for one adult caregiver per athlete’s family)
The Respect in Sport for Parents Program – Registration Guide
Respect in the Workplace Program (optional – additional resource provided to clubs by The Respect Group for their staff and board)
Respect in the Workplace Program – Registration Guide
Pricing and Payment
|Respect in Sport Activity Leaders Program||$30 per individual user||The club or organization has option to pay on behalf of the individual (using prepaid purchase of access codes) or the individual can pay via PayPal during registration process.For prepaid access codes, please email:|
|Respect in Sport Parents Program||$12 per individual user||The club or organization has option to pay on behalf of the individual (using prepaid purchase of access codes) or the individual can pay via PayPal during registration process.For prepaid access codes, please email:|
|Respect in the Workplace Program||$40 per individual user|| The club or organization pays using prepaid purchase of access codes. For prepaid access codes, please email:|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Individuals that have completed a Respect in Sport Training Program through another sport and have an up to date certification, do not need to take the training again. The Respect Group can transfer any current training certifications from other sports to the Volleyball Alberta database.
For the 2019 – 2020 season, participation in the Respect in Sport training will be optional for all clubs and Volleyball Alberta members; however, Volleyball Alberta strongly encourages everyone to participate in this valuable training, especially the Activity Leader Program and Parent Program. From recent discussions at the national level around Sport Canada’s Safe Sport mandate, the expectation is that this type of training will be mandatory for all sports, organizations and clubs for the 2020 – 2021 season.
Volleyball Alberta and the Respect Group have developed a two- year programming plan for the implementation of the Respect in Sport programs. Interested individuals can view it here.
For more information on Volleyball Alberta’s partnership with The Respect Group, please email Jim Plakas
For Technical Support with any of The Respect Group Programs, please click here. The Respect Group’s fully bilingual Helpdesk Support is available 7 days a week from 6 AM to Midnight MST.