Respect In Sport And MED

Respect in Sport

Respect in Sport is a grassroots 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. The course is completed online and is a total of three (3) hours: split into six (6) simple, 30-minute modules.

As mandated by Gymnastics Canada, ALL Gymnastics AB coaches 15 years of age or older are required to complete this course as part of their registration requirements. There are no exemptions.

If you need to print off a copy of your RiS certificate (for your own records or to provide to your employer), you can do so at any time: just login to the RiS system to print or reprint your certificate.

Complete your Respect in Sport online, please login HERE.

If you are not sure if you have completed your RIS Click Here to search

Making Ethical Decisions

MED training is a cornerstone of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough. By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

As per the Coaching Association of Canada ALL coaches must complete the Making Ethical Decisions (MED) component.

There are three ways of meeting this requirement:

  1. IN CLASS & ONLINE: Attend 3 hour MED course with AGF or Alberta Sport Connection AND complete MED – Competition Introduction Online Evaluation. Fee for course: $42-$52.50. Online Evaluation is Free once MED course has been added to your transcript, Please note that this can take up to 2 weeks to show up in your transcript after you have completed your MED course with AGF.
  2. ONLINE ONLY: Skip the MED course and try to challenge the MED – Competition Introduction online evaluation. You will be challenging the MED course work and will have 2 attempts to achieve 75% or higher on exam. If you do not pass after 2nd attempt you will need to sign up for MED training. Fee for online evaluation: $85
  3. HOME-STUDY: Apply for Home Study with Alberta Sport Connection.

Gymnastics Foundations Coaches complete the MED module during the theory component of their courses. Following the MED training course coaches will need to be evaluated on their learning by completing the MED online evaluation*. You will need your Coaching Certification number NCCP# to access the online evaluation. If you do not have a NCCP# please search for your NCCP# here. If your search is unsuccessful please contact Alberta Gymnastics or the Coaching Association of Canada at 613-235-5000. *Please remember it can take 4-6 weeks for your NCCP# and MED course to be added to your coaching transcript. Once your MED course is added to your transcript the MED online evaluation is FREE. If your MED course has not been added to your CAC records, you will be prompted to pay $85.

Coaches who are certified under any level of the old NCCP program must complete this module and evaluation by December 31, 2014 or they will be reassigned “Trained” status and be restored to certified when the MED module and evaluation is complete.

Coaches that took old Level 1 Theory prior to April 2004 (not Introduction to Competition Part “A”), will need to complete the MED module in order to complete the online evaluation.

Click here to navigate to the online MED evaluation.