Quality sport enriches the lives of everyone involved, provided that their experiences are positive and they reinforce an environment of respect and safety.
Exposure to negative experiences can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.
Cycling BC’s HopOn program operates in alignment with viaSport’s safesport protocols and ensures all instructors abide by the Responsible Coaches Movement.
All HopOn instructors and program organizers are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all participants and individuals affiliated with the program.
All employees, coaches, volunteers, and board members must complete a background screening before working with our youth. In addition, all instructors and administrative staff must complete SafeSport training.
To ensure a culture that places the safety and well-being of participants as paramount, Cycling BC instructors undergo various safe sports training programs, including:
Learn more about Cycling BC’s SafeSport and Coach Excellence policy here.
Please review the below resources, developed by viaSport.
More than 40% of child and youth injuries treated in emergency departments are sport and recreation related. Concussions account for nearly 10% of all injuries. Addressing the issues and providing education around prevention strategies is important to supporting healthy and successful participant development and performance.