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The Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport support the Canadian sporting community

inimproving practices that ensure the health, safety and well-being of all participants. The Responsible Coaching Movement

RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, arents/guardians, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across

Canada – on and off the field. The three pillars of the RCM are: Background Screening, Ethics Training

and Rule of Two. The Rule of Two helps to ensure participants and coaches benefit fully from sport participation.

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 that a coach is never

alone with an athlete. There may be exceptions for emergency situations. The Rule of Two states that there will always be two

screened and NCCP-trained or certified coaches with an athlete in situations where the athlete is potentially vulnerable. One–on–

one interactions between a coach and an athlete, without another individual present, must be avoided in all circumstances except

medical emergencies.

Canada Soccer Rule Of Two