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.
iRide operates in alignment with viaSport’s safesport protocols and ensures all instructors abide by the Responsible Coaches Movement.
All iRide Instructor and program organizers are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all participants and individuals affiliated with the program.
As part of our commitment, all employees, coaches, volunteers and board members must complete a background screening before working with our youth. In addition, all instructors and administrative staff are required to complete SafeSport training.
To ensure a culture that places the safety and well-being of participants as paramount, iRide instructors undergo various safe sport training programs, including:
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.