Safe Sport Requirements

Squash BC joins other sport groups across the country in our commitment to creating a sport environment that is accessible, inclusive, respectful of a participant’s personal goals, and is free from all forms of maltreatment. As part of this commitment, Squash BC requires certain groups within our community complete various Safe Sport education courses and certifications.

The required courses are summarized in the following table. Please note that unless otherwise specified, the courses are required to be completed by March 31, 2022 in order for an individual to continue in the specified role at a Squash BC program or event. Instructions on how to complete the courses are located at the bottom of this page.

Any questions about Safe Sport can be directed to executivedirector@squashbc.com

Safe Sport Requirements Chart

*Tournament Director Requirements come into effect September 1, 2022
**Committee Member Requirements come into effect for 2022-2023 iterations of each committee/task force
***Coaches must at least be registered for a Making Ethical Decisions course by March 31, 2022. This course and its associated evaluations can be completed anytime until December 31, 2022

Role Definitions

Coaches & Program Leaders

  • Lead Coaches: Anyone leading the delivery of a Squash BC program. Examples of Squash BC programs are: Roving Ambassador Program, High Performance Program, Post- Secondary Program, etc.
  • Assistant Coaches: Anyone assisting with the delivery of a Squash BC program. Examples of Squash BC programs are: Roving Ambassador Program, High Performance Program, Post-Secondary Program, etc.

Tournament Directors & Officials

  • Junior Tournament Directors: The Tournament Director for any Squash BC-sanctioned event with participants aged 18 and under.
  • Tournament Referee: The designated Tournament Referee or Head Referee for any Squash BC-sanctioned event.
  • Officials: Any official contracted by Squash BC to referee at any Squash BC-sanctioned event.

Squash BC Staff & Volunteers

  • Office Staff: Any staff member paid to work in the Squash BC office.
  • Board of Directors: Any Director serving on the Squash BC Board
  • Committee Members: Any volunteer serving on a Squash BC Committee or Task Force

Parents

  • HP Parents: For each athlete named to a Squash BC High Performance Program/Team, at least one parent must meet the requirements.

Course Descriptions & Registration Instructions

SAFE SPORT TRAINING (CAC)

Price: Free

Safe, inclusive sport environments help make sport rewarding and enriching for all. By completing Safe Sport Training you will gain the knowledge and skills to create healthy and safe environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport.

More Information: https://safesport.coach.ca/participants-training

Registration Instructions:

  1. Navigate to thelocker.coach.ca and log in or create an account. If you are unsure if you already have a CAC/NCCP account, please email sportdevelopment@squashbc.com
  2. Once logged in, click the ELearning tab at the top of the screen
  3. On the left hand side of the screen you will see a list of available courses. Click “Safe Sport Training” and begin the training module.

For More Detail and Instructions: CAC Locker Training Instructions

COMMIT TO KIDS

Price: $12+GST

Commit to Kids (C2K) is a program of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It is a step-by-step program that helps child-serving organizations create safe environments for the kids in their care. C2K gives organizations the tools to create policies, procedures and employee codes of conduct to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse and create safe environments for children and youth in their care.

More Information & Registration: https://protectchildren.ca/en/get-involved/online-training/commit-to-kids-for-coaches/

RESPECT IN SPORT FOR ACTIVITY LEADERS

Price: $30+GST

Educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

More Information: https://www.respectgroupinc.com/respect-in-sport/#activity-leaders-program

Registration: https://squashcanada-al.respectgroupinc.com/

MAKING HEAD WAY IN SPORT (CONCUSSION AWARENESS)

Price: Free

NCCP Making Head Way in Sport is the NCCP’s free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussions in sport. Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussions; this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.

More Information: https://coach.ca/nccp-making-head-way-sport

Registration Instructions:

  1. Navigate to thelocker.coach.ca and log in or create an account. If you are unsure if you already have a CAC/NCCP account, please email sportdevelopment@squashbc.com
  2. Once logged in, click the ELearning tab at the top of the screen
  3. On the left hand side of the screen you will see a list of available courses. Click “Making Head Way in Sport” and begin the training module.

MAKE ETHICAL DECISIONS

Price: Varies

The module equips coaches to handle challenging ethical situations with confidence and surety. It helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in team and individual sports.

More Information: https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions

Registration Instructions:

  1. Reach out to sportdevelopment@squashbc.com to find out when Squash BC’s next MED course is scheduled for. We aim to run 2-4 MED courses per calendar year. Coaches are also welcome to take the MED from another NCCP course provider.

RESPECT IN SPORT FOR PARENTS

Price: $12+GST

The program will help define a standard of behaviour for all parents and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. Parents want to do a great job supporting their kids. Respect in Sport provides parents with the tools to create and maintain Safe Sport environments.

More Information: https://www.respectgroupinc.com/respect-in-sport/#parent-program

Registration: https://squashcanada-parent.respectgroupinc.com/

BACKGROUND AND CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

Squash BC accepts Background and Criminal Record Checks completed within the past three years. If you need to complete a Background Check, Criminal Record Check, and/or Vulnerable Sector Check as part of your Squash BC requirements, please reach out to sportdevelopment@squashbc.com for further instructions.

Squash BC Coaches – Program Requirements

Lead and Assistant Coach course requirements apply to coaches working in that capacity for any program managed by Squash BC, such as the Roving Ambassador Program, High Performance Program, Squash Starters Program, and Post-Secondary Institution Program. Although Squash BC encourages and recommends facilities implement similar standards for those coaching their programs, they would not fall under our requirements.

If coaches are unclear whether the programs they are coaching would fall under our Safe Sport Requirements, they are welcome to reach out to sportdevelopment@squashbc.com