RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENT
Screening is an important part of providing a safe sporting environment and has become a common practice among sport organizations that provide programs and services to the community. CAS and its Members and affiliated clubs are responsible at law to do everything reasonable to provide a safe and secure environment for participants in its programs, activities and events. Requiring that valid police record checks, and other background checks as appropriate, be submitted, as part of the screening process, is part of this duty of care.
Canada Artistic Swimming Screening Policy
Canada Artistic Swimming Coach Registration & Certification Policy
Link to Online Screening Application Form
Ethics and Respect Training
All coaches must take the Make Ethical Decisions module from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). This module will help coaches be able to identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves.
In addition, coaches and other CAS registrants (as per the CAS Coach Registration and Certification policy) must also take the Activity Leader/Coach Program from Respect in Sport. This online training will educate coaches and staff on the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment and building a culture of respect as well as becoming better role models.
Coaches looking for increased training in this area are encouraged to take the CAC’s Safe Sport Training e-learning Module and the Canadian Centre for Child Protections e-learning module, “Commit to Kids for Coaches’.
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
Respect in Sport for Parents
CAC Safe Sport Training
Commit to Kids for Coaches
Rule of Two
“The Rule of Two states that there will always be two screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation.” – Coaching Association of Canada.
Rule of Two full definition from CAC website
Rule of Two Infographic from CAC website
Virtual Rule of Two Infographic from CAC website