In the interest of maintaining child welfare it is important to adhere to the following rules when applicable:
All rugby coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person with whom they work with and treat them equally within the context of rugby union.
All rugby coaches must place the physical and emotional well being of all young players above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
The relationship that a rugby coach develops with the players with whom they work must be based on mutual trust and respect.
All rugby coaches must ensure that all activities undertaken are appropriate to the age, maturity, experience and ability of the young players.
All rugby coaches must encourage young players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.