Respect in Sport - Mandatory for 2014 Registration!, News (Huntsville Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Respect in Sport - Mandatory for 2014 Registration!
Submitted By Dianna Clark on Thursday, March 13, 2014
 Muskoka Parry Sound Minor Hockey League Associations are  ALL looking to adopt the new guidelines set down by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) this week regarding the Respect in Sport initiative. The MPS League, following this weeks OMHA announcement that the “Respect in Sport program” is expected to be fully integrated for the 2014-15 hockey season, has unanimously agreed to implement it in each of their Associations. 


Steven Bowman President of the MPS League said “ Our league has already taken steps to improve the safety and well being of the players , officials and volunteers as well as the game for a number of years. The League, 2 years ago implemented the “Player Accountability” process for our Associations so now adopting the Respect in Sport platform we will see a compliment to help achieve our goal of involving everyone in the proper support of our great game. Players want to play their best. Referee’s want to call a fair game and volunteers want to help but not at the personal peril or abuse. It is a smart social step asking a family to be involved in the big picture and should help with personal reinforcement of proper behavior. A win, win , win all around.”

 The program is being introduced as an Educational piece supporting the traditional values of Team sports. Under the new OMHA guidelines, 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. The Program is geared to point out the obvious that sports are to be FUN and enjoyed by the players demonstrating how quickly that can be lost when common respect is missing.  “Anyone truly interested in the benefits of Team sports will right away see the value of this program”. Historically OMHA courses have been provided in a classroom setting but The OMHA has made this much easier for parents to learn by way of an online course. A nominal $12 fee is required to cover the cost, “A small price to pay to enjoy the game in an atmosphere of respect and appreciation” said Bowman. The MPS Associations are giving local parents lots of warning of the new Respect guidelines, in advance of their 2014 registration sessions. Current OMHA Team rosters will clarify who has and who has not yet completed this requirement  and if you are not registered to have taken the respect course, the OMHA certification won’t be approved and the child won’t be allowed to play. The program is designed for ALL stakeholders of the game with everyone, team/league officials and at least one parent or guardian of each registered player, required to participate.

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.

For more information on the Respect in Sport program, visit www.omha.net. Full instructions for taking the course will be provided at the time of registration.



This article has been viewed 990 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 08
    Apr
    Organization
    HUNTSVILLE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH 7:00PM VIA ZOOM. WE NEED SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS TO FILL BOARD POSITIONS OR THERE WILL BE NO HOCKEY FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON. DON'T DISAPPOINT APPROXIMATELY 400 ...
  • 29
    Mar
    Organization
    Please remember all HMHA Jerseys (including garment bags), Trainer Bags and Equipment (i.e. pucks/pails, pylons, pinnies, goalie equipment) must all be returned between 7:00pm and 8:00pm to the Canada Summit Centre on Wednesday, March 31st or ...
  • 18
    Mar
    Organization
    Jerseys, Trainer Bags, All HMHA Equipment (i.e. Pucks/Pails, Pylons, Pinnies, Goalie Equipment) will be collected from 7:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday March 31st and Thursday April 1st at the main entrance of the Canada Summit Centre. We are hoping ...
  • 16
    Feb
    Organization
    Huntsville Minor Hockey is very disheartened to announce that we will not be offering any further programming for the  2020-2021 season.  
  • 22
    Dec
    Organization
    With the provincial lockdown beginning December 26th for a minimum of 28 days, HMHA's pause in our hockey season has been extended.
  • 11
    Dec
    Organization
    All HMHA programming will continue as scheduled through this Sunday, December 13th. With Simcoe Muskoka moving into the province's Red Zone as of Monday, December 14, HMHA will pause all of it's programming beginning Monday, December 14th.
  • 24
    Nov
    Organization
    The Simcoe-Muskoka District has been moved into the Orange - Restrict Level of the Ontario Government's pandemic protection measures. Please read on regarding some changes and reminders while we are at the Canada Summit Centre and when visiting ...
  • 21
    Nov
    Organization
    HMHA is looking for some goalie equipment for our U11 Division. If you happen to have any goalie equipment that your player has grown out of or are no longer using and would like to donate it or sell it to HMHA for our programming it would be ...
Printed from huntsvillehockey.ca on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 12:26 AM