The Rule of Two Objective
The Rule of Two 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. Organizations are encouraged to create and implement policies and procedures that limit the instances where these situations are possible.
Ultimately, the Rule of Two states that there will always be two screened and 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.
In the event where screened and certified coaches are not available, a screened volunteer, parent, or adult can be recruited. In all instances, one coach/volunteer must reflect the genders of the athletes participating or be of an appropriate identity in relation to the athlete(s).
The one–on–one interaction between a coach and an athlete without another individual present is to be avoided in all circumstances.