CODE OF CONDUCT
PLAYERS - CODE OF CONDUCT
Play for enjoyment
Play within the Laws of the Game.
Always accept the referee’s decision
Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
Always do your best and be committed to your team and your club.
Respect your opponent.
Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and other members of Dolphin RFC.
At the end of the match thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
Winning and losing is part of the sport. Win with humility-lose with dignity.
As part of the team it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help the team.
As a team sport it is important to understand that all members are important to the team.
Remember you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.
COACHES - CODE OF CONDUCT
Remember that as a coach of an ‘age grade team’ that you have a duty of care to all your players.
Lead by example-young people need a coach they can respect as a Role Model.
Be generous with your praise and never ridicule or shout at players for making mistakes or losing a match.
Teach your players that the Laws of the Game are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
Ensure that you are appropriately qualified by gaining the relevant coaching accreditation for your particular level.
Be reasonable in your demands on the players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
Encourage respect for all participants-team mates and opponents, as well as match officials.
Always follow professional medical advice in determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
Create a safe and enjoyable environment in which to train and play.
Adhere to policies for your club/team regarding discipline, injury prevention and treatment, team selection etc.
Be responsible and ensure you uphold the ethos of the game and the IRFU.
Support the IRFU Child Welfare Policy and all policies regarding Children in Sport.
PARENTS - CODE OF CONDUCT
Remember, young people play rugby for their enjoyment, not only yours.
Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.
Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of rugby. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through encouragement.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from rugby.
As a spectator do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players.
Do not publicly question the referee’s judgement and never their honesty.
Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
Identify and acknowledge the good qualities of the Game of Rugby and uphold these values.
Remember you and your child’s contribution to the Game of Rugby is very important and be proud of your contribution.
Understand the value of team sport and its importance