OTTAWA-Baseball Canada is pleased to announce that the national organization has signed the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) pledge, a multi-phase, system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), along with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).
“The Responsible Coaching Movement is a collaborative effort open to all National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) partners and sanctioned sport organizations to ensure the impact of coaches is a positive one for athletes and participants in Canada,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “The goal of the RCM is to assure parents they’re enrolling their children in clubs and sport organizations that adhere to the highest standards of care for athletes.”
“Baseball Canada is proud to adopt the Responsible Coaching Movement as part of our efforts of creating and maintaining a safe environment for our athletes and coaches,” said Baseball Canada President Jason Dickson. “Aligning with the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and other leading sport organizations who’ve already taken the pledge serves as an important step forward for our organization.”
The three key areas of focus in Phase 1 of the Responsible Coaching Movement include:
- The Rule of Two
- Background screening
- Respect and ethics training
For more information on the Responsible Coaching Movement, to take the pledge, or to learn more about the different tools available to adhere to ethical coaching practices, please visit coach.ca/ResponsibleCoaching.