Respect In Sport: Coach

Respect in Sport – General FAQ Coach

All Hockey teams in the province of Alberta must have all registered Team Officials certified in the Respect in Sport-Activity Leader/Coach Program. 

***Note*** As of the 2018-2019 season the Speak Out Program is no longer valid.

When do I have to take the course?

You are required to take the online course before you are able to step on the ice as a coach!  It is a mandatory requirement for Hockey Calgary and without taking the course you will not be able to coach.

Does the course expire?

Yes all Respect In Sport Certifications are only valid for 3 years.  If your certificate has expired you should receive a notice.  You can login to your RIS account to check to see if you certificate is still valid.

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.

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.

I took the course with another sport, is that RIS number valid?

Yes if you took the RIS Activity Leader / Coach Program through another sport like baseball, then you can transfer that information to your account.  Below is the information you will need to do this.

  • To transfer a certificate from another organization to Hockey Alberta's activity leader / coach program you will need to go to the Coach / Team officials Respect in Sport Link. Once on the website follow the instructions below.

Import Certificate

Help Desk

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.

Website: Respect in Sport Support


McKnight Hockey Association

Our Mission is to provide our players with an affordable, fair and competitive hockey experience that focuses on the development of individual and team hockey skills, the practice of good sportsmanship and fair play and the opportunity to be challenged while having fun. At McKnight Hockey, our goal is to involve your child in a program that fosters teamwork, skill development and enjoyment of the game.

Contact Info

RPO Box 64261
5628 - 4th Street NW
Calgary,  AB  T2K 6J0