Responsible Coaching Movement

As a National Sport governing body, it is Judo Canada’s mandate to ensure a safe environment for all judo programs delivered to our customers, most of whom are children and youth. Such a goal cannot be accomplished without co-operation from all provincial/territorial judo associations, judo clubs and Judo Canada members to follow the Responsible Coaching Movement principles.

This program help us promote Judo Canada’s values:RCM Logo_EN

  • Prioritize health and safety
  • Embody the values of fair-play and drug-free sport
  • Seek excellence
  • Positive leadership and respect for others
  • Be transparent in value-driven and policy-based decision making

The Three Steps to Responsible Coaching help ensure participants and coaches benefit fully from sport participation in a safe, healthy, and fun environment.

Rule of Two

The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable, and justifiable. Its purpose is to protect participants (especially minors) and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present. There may be exceptions in emergency situations.

Background Screening

Background screening ensures that coaches meet the important requirements to coach athletes. Screening tools include comprehensive job postings, criminal record checks, interviews, and reference checks. Coaches can complete their criminal record check screening with their local police department or by visiting Sterling Talent Solutions.

Ethics Training

Ethics training prepares coaches to effectively handle situations that arise from ethical dilemmas or even legal challenges that concern individuals, teams, and their sports organizations.

Ethics training includes:

1) NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

2) Respect in Sport

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