The Niagara Falls Soccer Club via Ontario Soccer has partnered with the Respect Group to provide online education for not only our Coaches, and Referees, but now our Parents to help create a safe, healthy, and positive environment for children and youth involved in Soccer.
NFSC is leading the way starting with all our Rep and Festival Soccer teams, where we will require one Parent per Player to complete this course prior to the start of the 2020 season.
The Respect in Sport Program assists Coaches, Referees, Trainers and Managers with identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.
All competitive (Rep) coaches must take the Respect in Sport Program, and it is highly suggested for the Recreational (House League) Coaches. The online Respect in Sport Activity Leader course costs $30 and the curriculum is divided into six, 30-minute modules that can be completed at the user's own pace and in the comfort of their own home. Once completed, Certification is portable to other sports involved with Respect in Sport.
On the Parental side of the Respect in Sport Parent Program, you can import it from other Sports that you may have had to get if for at no cost. However, if you are doing it for the first time, you can do it at a minimal fee and it will then be transferable to other sports that your child may participate in in the future.
We look forward to striving to make Sports for Youth more enjoyable on all levels!