COACH POLICY


Selection

Coaching applications are accepted on an annual basis by the Club. The coaching application form will be available online at www.ramblerssoccer.ca 

The Youth League Coordinator will be responsible for gathering the applications and reviewing the applications with the selection committee (composed of at least three individuals, approved by the Executive, none of whom should have conflicts of interest).

These application forms shall be reviewed and the coaches, for acclaimed positions, shall be assigned to teams. However, prior to notification of the coaches the Executive must approve the selection.

In the event of two or more individuals have applied for the head coaching position for one team, the Youth League Coordinator will first speak with each candidate. Following this initial contact, interviews before the selection committee may be required. Following the interviews, the selection committee will then make a recommendation to the Executive. The Executive will then vote for the final selection.

All applicants will be notified personally by a member of the selection committee as to the outcome of their Application.

Selected coaches will determine their assistants and managers will be, with recommendations from the youth league coordinator. 

Coaches are required to submit a Police Criminal Record Check. They are also required to take appropriate coaching clinics, which will be paid for by the Club.

Rule of Two

According to Canada Soccer’s Guide to Safety, the Rule of Two states that that there will always be two screened and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) trained or certified coaches with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation. This means that any one-on-one interaction between a coach and an athlete must take place within earshot and view of the second coach, with the exception of medical emergencies. 

In the event where screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches are not available, a screened volunteer, parent, or adult can be recruited. 

In all instances, one coach/volunteer must reflect the genders of the athletes participating or be of an appropriate identity in relation to the athlete(s).

The goal of this policy is to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present.

 

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