Blizzard promotes the highest standard of conduct for everyone involved in the Club, whether they are players, parents or coaches. These principles help ensure that players have the most positive experience possible in all their time with the Club.
Blizzard Bullying Policy – There is zero tolerance for bullying in any form. All Club members and others associated with the club must adhere to and support the Bullying Policy.
Social Media Guidelines – Blizzard believes in open communication and encourages our teams, players, coaches, parents and volunteers to tell the world about your passion for soccer and our Club. Whether you do this through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or other forms of online publishing, we ask you to follow our Club’s Social Media Guidelines to avoid problems or misunderstandings.
The Rule of Two – Blizzard adheres to the Rule of Two Policy as recommended by the Coaching Association of Canada. The Rule of Two states that there will always be two screened and NCCP trained or certified coaches with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when in a potentially vulnerable situation. This means that any one-on-one interaction between a coach and an athlete must take place within earshot and view of the second coach, with the exception of medical emergencies. One of the coaches must also be of the same gender as the athlete. Should there be a circumstance where a second screened and NCCP trained or certified coach is not available, a screened volunteer, parent, or adult can be recruited.
This rule serves to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present. Vulnerable situations can include closed doors meetings, travel, and training environments amongst others. Organizations must create and implement, policies and procedures, in a sustainable, phased and measurable process, that limit the instances where these situations are possible.