Respect in Sport

Respect in Sport - Mandatory for All Coaches



The Manitoba Badminton Association (MBA) is proud to partner with Sport Manitoba and embrace the Respect in Sport program to help ensure a safe and

positive environment for all participants.  Respect in Sport (RIS) is an on-line training course designed to assist coaches, regardless of their sport, in

identifying and dealing with issues of abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying.  It is designed to complement current coaching certification requirements.


Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy is championing Respect in Sport as its spokesperson.  This initiative is fully endorsed by the Province of Manitoba,

Sport Manitoba, Coaching Manitoba and the MBA.


"Sheldon is an active crusader in raising awareness of abuse and the negatives that can occur and we are pleased to support his efforts" said Eric Robinson,

the minister responsible for Sport.  "We are being proactive in ensuring that a safe haven exists for sport participants and Manitoba is proud to be a leader

in this respect."

The three-hour course can be taken at the coach’s leisure, in its entirety or in separate half-hour modules. Coaches will be required to complete the course

by the end of December 2007. There is no cost to the coach and the program will provide for recertification after the third and fifth year. Sport Manitoba

and Provincial Sport Organizations will monitor the participation of coaches.

Respect in Sport is available in both English and French. Future plans include development and implementation of a Respect in Sport program geared

toward parents.