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1. Coaches Code of Conduct


1.Coaches/Managers must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat equally within the context of the sport.
2.Coaches/Managers must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
3.Coaches/Managers must adhere to all guidelines laid down within the constitution and the rules of the RFU.
4.Coaches/Managers must develop an appropriate supportive relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
5.Coaches/Managers must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
6.Coaches/Managers must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
7.Coaches/Managers must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
8.Coaches/Managers should at the outset clarify with the player (and where appropriate with the parent), exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
9.Coaches/Managers must co-operate fully with specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.
10.Coaches/Managers must always promote the appropriate code of conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike. Never condone violations of the Laws of the game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
11.Coaches/Managers must consistently display high standards of behaviour and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.
12.Coaches/Managers must ensure they have access to a working telephone and first aid kit prior to commencing with any session. If a mobile phone is to be used, the Coaches/Manager must have checked that there is appropriate battery life and network coverage at the start of any session.
13.Coaches/Managers shall aim to hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover. Copies are to be issued to the Club prior to September 1st of each year.