Gymnastics Canada launches Values-Based Coaching Module

The module, which takes about 45 minutes to complete, will help coaches learn about the True Sport Principles, and how to implement values-based programming in real-life situations. True Sport defines Canada’s commitment to values-based and principle-driven sport and is based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun; and is driven by the seven True Sport Principles: Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone and Give Back. These values and principles were developed in consultation with Canadians who identified the potential of sport to instill character, strengthen community, and increase opportunities for excellence, but who felt the sport system was falling short. True Sport, an initiative of the CCES, is designed to give people, communities, and organizations the means by which to leverage the benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles.

The module is available HERE. Coaches will also be able to claim three professional development points by successfully completing the module. The module is available to everyone, free of charge. To claim their professional development points, coaches will need to send a PDF of the certificate they receive at the end and email it to