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Club News Story

Respect in Sport Program

2017 / 11 / 28

Dear OVA Members,

The Ontario Volleyball Association is proud to announce that the Respect in Sport Parent Program will be effective for the 2017-2018 season.
This roll out reinforces the commitment of the OVA and its members to make volleyball
a positive experience for all.

We’re pleased to share key information about the program and some exciting
incentives for completing it.

Respect in Sport is an accessible, online resource in the prevention of bullying, abuse,
harassment, and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission is to empower participants
 to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from our sport, through a global culture of respect.
Respect in Sport provides guardians with information on how to evaluate and understand:

  • Parental influence over a child
  • Coach and leader roles in sport
  • Role of the parent and coach in ensuring a child’s enjoyment of a sport
  • Protecting your child when outside of your immediate control
  • Losing perspective
  • Injury management
  • Misplaced enthusiasm
  • The effects of guilt on your child
  • Treatment of opposing players, coaches, officials
  • Concussion awareness and Return to Play guidelines
  • Long-Term Player Development model

Respect In Sport certification is achieved through a 60-minute online program that can be
completed anywhere with internet access. The cost of the program is $12 (see below for a
special OVA promotion). Learn where that money goes by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
Program updates are free and this qualification is transferable to any sport your child might wish
 to pursue in the future.  *Please note that the program is also available offline by downloading
the Respect In Sport mobile app after you have initialized your profile through the website above.


  • At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in OVA volleyball is required to complete the Respect In Sport Program by March 15, 2018.
  • Completion of the program is a condition of participation in Ontario Championships.

Any requests for extensions or exemptions must be approved by the team coach and club
president, and submitted by December 15, 2017 to Carrie Campbell, Manager of Indoor Programs,

To register and complete the course, visit

“ A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience. ”
– Elbert Hubbard