Coaches Code of Conduct

Coaches Code
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

All rugby coaches should clarify with the young players (and their parents/carers) what is expected of them both on and off the rugby field and also what they are entitled to expect from the coach

All rugby coaches should work in partnership with others within the game
(officials, doctors, physiotherapists, sports scientists) to ensure the wellbeing, safety and enjoyment of all young players

All rugby coaches must promote the positive aspects of the sport e.g. Fair Play etc. Violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant regulations or the use of prohibited techniques or substances must never be condoned