3 Steps to Responsible coaching

Many of you have probably seen the three-part CBC News report on abuse in the Canadian sport system (links below). Cycling Canada was involved in the CBC investigation and while it’s great that Cycling has no identified cases in the CBC investigation, we are at risk like any other sport. We need to continue to take this issue seriously. Our priority is to ensure a safe sport enviroment for our athletes, coaches, and clubs.

o   https://www.cbc.ca/sports/amateur-sports-coaches-sexual-offences-minors-1.5006609

o   https://www.cbc.ca/sports/amateur-sport-abuse-local-clubs-1.5006510

o   https://www.cbc.ca/sports/sexual-abuse-amateur-sports-canada-protecting-kids-1.5014330

There are three (3) Steps to “Responsible Coaching” to ensure athletes and coaches benefit fully from sport participation in a safe, healthy, and fun enviroment:

  1. Rule of Two
  2. Background Screening
  3. Ethics Training

Read more about these steps (here)

Further information on MCA’s Coaching Standards and Policy can be found (here).

Reminder: All clubs are required to provide MCA with a list of coaches for the current season and ensure their coaches meet the requirements as per the policy above.

Questions about the paperwork requirements can be submitted to Mary Prendergast at mca.assistantcoach@gmail.com or 204-782-4386

Questions about the Responsible coaching movement can be submitted to Head Coach: Jayson Gillespie at cycling.coach@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-333-5503