Sport Manitoba and Coaching Manitoba have announced an update to the mandatory Respect in Sport (RiS) recertification to now be occurring for all Manitoba based coaches to every five years. Manitoba was the first province to make the RiS program mandatory and we are equally proud to be the first to make recertification mandatory.  Basketball Manitoba is proud to partner with Sport Manitoba and embrace the Respect in Sport program to help ensure a safe and positive sport environment for all participants.

If you had completed the course in or before 2011 and to maintain your status as an active basketball coach in Manitoba, you will need to complete the new online course by March 31, 2017.   The online course itself has been greatly revamped and updated since originally launching in 2007 and touches on new topics that coaches may experience in today's game including social media, cyber-bullying, hazing, gender identification and more.  In all, the course takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete and can be completed in 20-30 minute pieces.

IMPORTANT: If you have completed the course in the past and are looking to re-certify, please use your login information used when you initially completed the course.  There are options at the point of logging in you can follow to recover your login information if needed.    

Sport Manitoba believes in being proactive in ensuring sport in our province is safe and welcoming for all participants. Respect in Sport (RiS) helps us promote those values through a simple and convenient on-line training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport.

Respect in Sport is a mandatory on-line training program for all head and assistant coaches registered with Basketball Manitoba including at the following levels...
  • Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association Coaches
  • Manitoba Basketball League (MBL) Coaches 
  • Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) League Coaches 
  • Winnipeg Athletic Association for Youth (WAAY) Coaches
  • Independent Club Team Coaches
  • Steve Nash Youth Basketball Coaches (SNYB)
  • Junior High Invitational Tournament Coaches
  • Club Provincial Championships Coaches
  • Manitoba Provincial Team Coaches
  • Centre for Performance Program Coaches
  • Manitoba Games Coaches
  • Todd MacCulloch Hoops School Coaches
  • NCCP Course Conductors
  • Plus other coaches involved with Basketball Manitoba programs not listed above

Re-certify Now to Win!

Re-certify before January 31, 2017 and be entered to win a fantastic night out provided by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. The prize package will consist of:
  • Transportation to and from a Winnipeg Jets home game (within city limits – outside city limits will include a stay at a downtown hotel)
  • Four (4) tickets to the Winnipeg Jets home game – P1 seating
  • $100 MTS Centre food & beverage gift card
  • $100 gift card to the Winnipeg Jets Gear Authentic Team store

NEED TO KNOW MORE?  Read the Respect in Sport Frequently Asked Questions or visit the main RIS website.


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