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The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Calgary Minor Softball of providing a safe and fun environment for all our participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents,  coaches, and community leaders. Certification is valid for 3 years.


 Parent Program - One parent of every registered player (all ages categories, every division) must complete the Respect in Sport or have a valid RIS Certification # at the time of registration.

Coaches Program - RIS Certification is required by all coaches and managers listed on the player roster.  The course MUST be completed prior to April 1, 2024


Provides in-depth information about bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect. It demonstrates negative behaviours and provides ideas of how a situation may be best handled, including valuable information from subject matter experts delivered in a clear and concise fashion, and asks questions of the leaders based on the scenarios presented.


A program providing information on parents’ natural influence over a child, the coach or leaders role in an activity, the role parents play in their child’s enjoyment and of a sport or activity, and protecting your child when they are outside of your immediate control.

For more information on registration for the course, check out
Calgary Minor Softball Association's page:

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