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Training for Bystander Intervention in Sport

Training on practical and safe techniques to stand up for others, presented by ViaSport in partnership with “Right To Be

BC Soccer recognizes the collective responsibility we all share in addressing maltreatment within our community. Often, individuals hesitate to act when witnessing such incidents. Bystander intervention equips individuals with the necessary tools to intervene effectively without jeopardizing their safety.

Intervening not only reduces trauma for the person being harmed but also contributes to dismantling the culture that tolerates maltreatment. While individually we may struggle to shift this culture, our collective actions hold significant influence.

Course Information

During the training, the objective is to provide participants with the tools to effectively intervene when witnessing harmful behaviour within the sports community. Using the proven 5Ds methodology, encompassing five strategies for intervention will equip individuals with the information needed to be an effective bystander. Through practice, you will leave the training feeling more prepared to intervene successfully and safely.

Register for any of the sessions below by clicking the respective registration link:

BC Soccer Association

Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.