The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, which has the potential to affect all sport organizations and coaches.
Resulting from extensive ongoing consultation with the Canadian Sport Community, the RCM encourages the commitment and implementation of supportive policies to ensure the safety and protection of athletes and coaches, both on and off the field of play.
The RCM calls on sport organizations to adopt policies and processes in three key areas of their coaching practices:
- The Rule of Two;
- Background screening; and
- Respect and ethics training.
The Responsible Coaching campaign invites parents to consider 3 steps to Responsible Coaching and encourages them to play a more active role in their child’s sport activities by empowering them with tools to ask a coach if their organization has taken the RCM pledge and adopted the policies.