The London Junior Knights will require all parents starting in the 2013-14 season to complete an online program called "Respect in Sport Parent Program".
This program must be completed by one parent with a player in the association by August 1st, 2013.
This program must be completed by this time or your player will not be able to start the season.
The program takes an hour to complete and allows users to progress at their own convenience. The cost is $12 per family and payment can be made online. A certificate along with a completion number will be provided (one per family) and that information will be added into the Hockey Canada database.
This program must be completed prior to your child starting the season or they will not be permitted on the ice.
Those families that have already completed the program will not have to repeat it providing they have the supporting documentation.
"One of the most common reason cited by coaches, managers, and officials of all ages leaving a sport is unacceptable parent behavior. The "Respect in Sport" program along with the London Junior Knights Code of Conduct policy will help support parent behaviors to create a more rewarding, safe, and respectable environment for all."
Any questions can be forwarded to Kevin Dartch, Midget Convenor
Click here to register for the program
Instructions to register for the program are located here:
Parent Program Procedures for London Jr Knights.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the Respect in Sport Parent Program?
Respect in Sport for Parents provides information on a parents natural influence over their child, and the role they play in their child's enjoyment of a sport or activity. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behaviour.
Q. Why is this being implemented?
The LJK believe that the hockey experience for all involved should be built on a foundation of respect. Respect in Sport helps us promote these values through this simple and convenient on-line tool. The Respect in Sport Parent Program is being implemented to provide an enhanced sport environment for our children.
Q. How is Respect in Sport implemented?
The Respect in Sport Parent Program is presented as an online curriculum and includes audio/visual presentations.
Q. What equipment is required to complete the program?
All that is required to complete the Respect in Sport curriculum is a computer, an Internet connection, and speakers or a headset. Optional equipment includes a printer to print out your certificate of completion.
Q. What if I don't have a high-speed connection?
The course is designed to be accessible from any computer using dial-up or high-speed internet. Once registered, the user experience is the same at any speed.
Q. What if I don’t know anything about computers?
Through extensive research and development, the program was designed, first and foremost, to be user friendly. There is also an on-line “Help” feature and a 1-800 support line available.
Q. Is there a paper version of the program?
No, by design. The LJK is continuously looking for tools that will help us create stronger organizations at minimal cost. Respect in Sport's online courseware eliminates the need for our organization to absorb printing, mailing and administration costs. Respect in Sport also gives you ongoing access to the course once you've completed it, as an online resource.
Q. How long is the course?
It's a total of 1 hour.
Q. Do I have to do it all at once?
No. You can do it at your leisure, come and go as required. The program remembers where you left off and brings you back to that point when you next sign-in. You can even do it from different computers.
Q. Do I have to take the course every year?
The LJK will review this each year.
Q. How do I find my Respect in Sport number?
Respect in Sport numbers can be found through this link:
If you cannot find it through that link, please contact Respect in Sport directly.
If you require additional technical assistance with program operation or computer glitches please call the 24/7 Help Desk. The service is in both English and French.
Email: [email protected]
Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-945-9906