Safe Sport

Freestyle BC believes in the power of sport. With the rapid evolution of our sport and the demands on our athletes, we see safety as a key priority for our association.  We are working with other leaders in the sports sector to ensure we leave no stone unturned when it comes to building a safer and healthier environment for our athletes, coaches and community at large.

Our compass is the BC Universal Code of Conduct.

FIVE key initiatives for Freestyle BC:

1. Concussion education
2. Injury prevention
3. Mental health
4. Prevention of maltreatment
5. Communicable disease resources

  1. Canadian Sport Helpline:  1-888-83SPORT | [email protected] | www.abuse-free-sport.ca
    Unbiased. External. Confidential. Call this hotline if you have any questions or concerns about your safety in our sport.
  2. Physical Health Resources
    Knee
    Shoulders
    Concussion
  3. Promote Performance, Prioritize Health
    “Know Your Mind, Tools to Focus” ~ Dr. John Coleman
    Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport
    1. Canadian Sports Helpline: 1-888-837-7678 | [email protected] | www.abuse-free-sport.ca
      Unbiased. External. Confidential. Call this hotline if you have any questions or concerns about your safety in our sport.
    2. Recognizing Concussions:
      All coaches must take the Making Headway Module from the Coaching Association of Canada.
      Freestyle Canada concussion resources.
    3. Interactions between Freestyle Ambassadors (i.e., Coach and Athlete):

Ensure that whenever possible, one-on-one interactions between a coach and an athlete should take place within earshot and in view of the second coach, following the “Rule of Two,” except in a medical emergency.

  1. Canadian Sport Helpline:  1-888-83SPORT | [email protected] | www.abuse-free-sport.ca
    Unbiased. External. Confidential. Call this hotline if you have any questions or concerns about your safety in our sport.
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Dispute Resolution
  4. Employee and Volunteer Screening