Responsible Coaching Movement
At MJKO, we are working hard to help create a sports environment that is Safe, Smart and Secure for everyone. We have taken the Coaches Canada Responsible Coaching Movement pledge to implement three fundamental pillars:
1)Rule of Two
The Rule of Two aims to ensure all interactions and communications are in open, observable, and justifiable settings.
2) Screening and background checks on volunteers and staff
A secure sports environment is one where all coaches and sports leaders are screened to meet the requirements to be involved in sports. Comprehensive background screening is conducted regularly to ensure that all coaches, volunteers and sport organization leaders meet essential requirements to be involved in sports.
3) Promotion of coach education through the National Coach Certification Program, like Ethics training.
A smart sports environment ensures that coaches are trained and have the confidence and skills to manage challenging situations. Lifelong learning through numerous training modules helps coaches expand their knowledge and awareness of important topics throughout their careers.
To learn more about the RCM and make the pledge for your sports organization, visit: coach.ca/RCM .
Commitment to the True Sport Principles
The True Sport Principles are the expressed commitment by MJKO to ensure a safe, inclusive, welcoming and positive environment for athletes, supported by coaches, parents, officials and administrators. MJKO believes adhering to these field-of-play principles will encourage an optimal sports environment for all participants. Furthermore, MJKO will benefit from aligning with other sports organizations that also believe in promoting these principles.
The True Sport Principles are as follows:
Go For It
Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Be persistent and discover how good you can be.
Understand, respect, and follow the rules. Play with integrity – competition is only meaningful when it is fair.
Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field of play. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
Keep It Fun
Find the joy in sport and share it with others. Remember what you love about sport and why you play.
Always respect and care for your mind and body. Advocate for the health and safety of yourself and those around you.
Recognize and celebrate strength in diversity. Invite and welcome others into sport.
Say thanks and show gratitude. Encourage your sport group to make a difference in the community.