Mandatory course for hockey parents upsets some

(QMI Agency files)

(QMI Agency files)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 PM ET

TORONTO - A new mandatory training program being rolled out by one of Ontario’s largest minor hockey organizations is punishing good parents and not dealing with the hooligans who go overboard at the rink, says an Oakville dad.

Judd Langley, who has two children playing the game, said the Ontario Minor Hockey Association alerted parents last week to the rollout of the mandatory Respect in Hockey program.

The online course, which costs $12 per family, instructs parents on a variety of subjects including decorum at the rink. At least one parent must view the hour-long program by Aug. 31 or their child will not be added to a league roster.

"It seems to me they're punishing everyone for a very small minority of parents they aren't going to reach anyway," he said. "I don't think a parent who is a problem, sees themselves as a problem. A course isn't going to stop them."


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