Every sports environment should be free of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. “Safe sport training” is intended to help prevent such maltreatment, or recognize and take action if it does occur.

The NBBA is adopting safe sport training to help ensure a positive environment in which all our players can thrive. Training will give our coaches the tools they need to make basketball safe, inclusive and fun.

Safe-sport training will be required for all coaches in our Competitive program, and highly recommended for coaches in the Development and Recreational programs. All training is online, free of charge, takes about 60-90 minutes to complete, and can be done in multiple sessions.

Competitive-program coaches will take the Safe Sport Training module offered by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). Training will be done using their NCCP# through the CAC online portal, the Locker, with a transcript provided or available to the NBBA, which will finalize a deadline for completion.

It is recommended that coaches in the Development and Recreational programs take either the CAC module (there is no charge to create a Locker account), or Safe Sport 101 training offered by the Coaches Association of Ontario, which has 8 wide-ranging modules that can be done in any order, takes less than 15 minutes per module, has supporting resources, and would be of interest to parents too.