Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians Season 2012-13

● Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.

● Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.

● Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.

● Never force your child to take part in sport.

● Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.

● Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.

● Publicly accept official's judgments.

● Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.

● Use correct and proper language at all times; no swearing.

● Ensure any injury pre-training/match is reported immediately to the coach.

● Ensure that your child is suitably dressed for the weather conditions.

● Should not encourage the abuse of alcohol/drugs by anyone under the legal age.

● Important: Parents remain responsible for their children whilst at training/matches and therefore should accompany them and stay with their child at these sessions, especially those players in the Mini Section.

Code of Conduct for Players

● Recognise and appreciate the efforts of Coaches, Match Officials, Parents and other Players.

● Understand and value the loyalty and commitment of team mates.

● Recognise that every young player has a right to expect their involvement in rugby to be safe and free from all types of abuse.

● Inform a Coach, Adult or Club Official of any unacceptable treatment/abuse.

● Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.

● Play rugby for enjoyment, and because you want to.

● Publicly accept Official's judgements.

● Be attentive and work hard at training and coaching sessions.

● Use correct and proper language at all times; no swearing.

● Ensure any injury pre-training/match is reported immediately to the Coach.

● Be a sports person and win with dignity and lose with grace.

● Follow and accept the rugby rules of the game do not question the Referee’s decision, discuss it with the Coach later.

● Control your emotions and do not verbally or physically abuse Players, Referees, Parents or Officials.

● Do not bring the game of rugby into disrepute or disciplinary action may follow.

Code of Conduct for Volunteers

• Consider the well being and safety of all participants before the development of performance.

• Develop an appropriate working relationship with players, based on mutual trust and respect.

• Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.

• Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. Fair Play).

• Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.

• Follow all guidelines laid down by the RFU and RFUW and the club.

• Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.

• Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use prohibitive substances.

• Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results.

Duties and Responsibilities of Coach/Manager

The Coach/Manager has the following duties and responsibilities:

• Organise any helpers that are required.

• Assist the lead Coach throughout the season.

• Run sessions if the Lead Coach is unavailable which will include planning the session.

• Ensure that all sessions are run in a safe manner.

• Ensure that any information received about players is kept confidential and any use of this information does not breach the data Protection Act.

• Promote Coalville Rugby Football Club, and in particular your own section, encourage new players, coaches and helpers to join the club.

• Carry out any other reasonable duties requested by the Chair Person Mini/Junior section.

The Coach should have a full understanding of and adhere to:

• The Laws of the Game

• The RFU Continuum

• The Clubs Child Protection Policy

• The Clubs Child Protection Policy Procedures

• The Clubs Coaches Code of Conduct