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.