Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 11/30/06 at 11:50 PM ET
The Respect in Sport program is an internet-based training course offered free of charge to coaches in all sports. The three-hour-long program, which is done on coaches' own time, will help them identify and cope with issues like neglect, harassment, abuse and bullying. Hockey Manitoba, the organization that oversees amateur hockey in the province, has already made the program a requirement for its coaches this season. Provincial sports officials say over the next year, all other sports disciplines will adopt the training, which will complement their existing coaching certification requirements. "We show them the wrong way and we show them the right way, and our goal is to really just empower coaches to be better," said Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL player and spokesman for the Respect in Sport program, on Thursday.More...
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