Respect in sports
Beginning with the 2015-16 minor hockey season, parents of players in Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) jurisdiction will be required to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program. The Respect in Sport program is an online certification program designed to help define a model of behaviour for all parents and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved.
The program is taken online and a minimum of 1 parent/guardian from each family of every registered player in IP, Novice, and any new players (up to the Midget level) will need to take the course. The cost of this program ($12) is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of the respective player. Note that the cost is per family (one parent certified per family and other parent, step parents, grandparents, kids, etc. can take the program for free by using certified parent username and password). Completion of the Respect in Sport Parent Program shall be a condition of eligibility for a player’s participation in his/her first session for IP participants, or first regular season game for Novice and above.
Refunds of registration fees for players who decide to quit the O.M.H.A. for whatever reason, after having paid their registration, may be given according to the following formula:
- before try-outs – full refund
- on or before October 15th – 2/3 refund
- on or before December 1st – 1/3 refund
- after December 1st – no refund