Coaching Kids Curling

Safe Sport, Rule of Two & Rowan's Law With OCC's Jennifer Ferris

April 25, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 51
Coaching Kids Curling
Safe Sport, Rule of Two & Rowan's Law With OCC's Jennifer Ferris
Show Notes

As a youth coach and/or organizer, you've probably heard of Safe Sport, the "Rule of Two" and Rowan's Law. What do we need to know as we prepare our programs for the re-opening of curling clubs? In this episode, Jennifer Ferris, Manager of Programs & Operations for the Ontario Curling Council, joins me with updates to these three essential issues for youth curling.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* What is "Safe Sport"? (1:23) and the ''Universal Code" (3:58)
* Clubs need to ensure policies are in place and updated (6:49)
* Coaches need to act if they see abuse (8:40)
* The "Rule of Two" and how it's not only for kids (9:56)
* An update of Rowan's Law (concussion awareness), including a "return to play" procedure (16:11)
* Injury prevention - for example, the use of double grippers and helmets (22:40)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Ontario Curling Council Web site
https://ontariocurlingcouncil.com/blog/
Safe Sport Training module (Coaching Association of Canada) (including UCCMS)
https://safesport.coach.ca/
Respect In Sport training
https://www.respectgroupinc.com/respect-in-sport/
Commit To Kids training
https://www.commit2kids.ca/en/#
Making Headway In Sport NCCP module
https://coach.ca/nccp-making-head-way-sport
Jennifer's e-mail address: [email protected]

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Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at [email protected]

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Wake_1790/JoshWoodward-TheWake-NoVox-10-GoldenSunrise

By Josh Woodward
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0
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