Abuse Free Sport – The Canadian Sport Helpline is a national toll-free helpline offering assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination in sport.
- Phone or Text – 1-888-83SPORT / 1-888-837-7678
- 8AM-8PM Eastern Time 7 days a week
- Email – [email protected]
- Canadian Sport Helpline (printable pdf )
Responsible Coaching Movement – The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sports organizations and coaches. The RCM is a call to action for organizations to implement realistic change based on their individual state of readiness.
Respect in Sport – The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program 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). Our Activity Leader and Parent Programs are the Safe Sport Canada solution!
Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Commit to Kids – The Commit to Kids (C2K) for Coaches online training empowers coaches with practical information to help them enhance child and youth safety in sport. It highlights the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.
- Commit to Kids for Coaches
- Guidelines for Adults Interacting with Children in Sport (pdf)
- Steps for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse (pdf)
- Steps for Reporting Inappropriate Conduct (pdf)
Person in Authority – Ontario Volleyball Association
- Video (9min 50s) – Coaches play a vital role in shaping the youth of tomorrow through sport. Sport relies on coaches and other persons in authority to be role models and to put young athletes on a path to success. The dynamic between coach and athlete gives rise to a power imbalance and a culture of unquestioned trust that can result in abuse. As such, it is imperative that all persons in positions of authority be held to a high standard of conduct. Abuse in sport, particularly sexual abuse and the grooming behaviour that precedes it, destroys the positive impact of sport and causes untold harm to victims and those around them.
Concussion Awareness & Prevention
- Hitting Warm-up (video) – Volleyball Alberta
Sport for Life
- Long Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0 (updated 2019)
- Long Term Athlete Development (2006)
- LTD updates coming soon…
Visit the Volleyball Canada Development -> Coach -> Skills webpage for online content and resources.
- the matrix serves as a roadmap for programs and teams to progressively train athletes within a volleyball specific Long Term Development framework.
- use this matrix to identify the stage of development (ex. initiation, acquisition, consolidation, refinement) your athletes are in, plan for the ongoing development, and monitor their progress.
Age Group Objectives for Indoor and Beach
- each age group page outlines the skills, skill variations, cue reading & decision making, and recommended tactical approaches to the game-specific to the cycle of actions.
- athletic abilities and competition guidelines are provided for each age group.
Skill Descriptions specific to the Development Coach and Advanced Development Coach contexts
- Practice Plan Master (pdf)
Sport for Life
AOC Created Resource Sheets
Movement Prep (videos)
- XPT Warm-up Series
- Flow #1 – Progression 1
- Flow #2 – Progression 2
- Athlete Wellness Academy 4-Minute Magic
Breathwork & Transitions (videos)
Coach Your Brains Out / GMS
- Redefining Failure with Courtney Thompson (51m19s)
- Serving Mindset with Andrew Becker (55m49s)
- Tom Black and Shane Day: Part 1 (35m27s)
- Tom Black and Shane Day: Part 2 (30m30s)
The Talent Equation
- Addressing our biases within Talent Identification – A conversation with Professor Joe Baker (67m46s)
- Coach Like a Champion with master Educator Doug Lemov (48m21s)
- The Ready State – S1EP3: Jeff and Mikki Martin (66m59s) – training kids to be great movers
- Repurposing Sport: Dr Jim Loehr – What Drives Winning Conference (19min 46 sec)
- Changing the Game in Youth Sports: John O’Sullivan – TEDxBend (14min)
- Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach us About the Business of Life (4min)b
viaSport – As an independent not-for-profit organization, viaSport is tasked by the provincial government to be the lead agency responsible for promoting and developing amateur sport in British Columbia.
Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) – Resources for coaches and parents on Long Term Development
Coaching Association of Canada – The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.