CODE OF CONDUCT – COACH

  • Actively discourage foul play and/or unsportsmanlike behaviour by players.
  • Seek to maximise the participation and enjoyment of all players regardless of ability; avoid the tendency to overuse a talented player; treat all players as equals, regardless of their talent.
  • Show concern and caution towards all sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician and/or sports trainer to the letter when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or playing.
  • Teach players that an honest effort and competing to the best of their ability is as important as victory.
  • Maintain appropriate, professional relationships with players at all times.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Laws of the Game and keep abreast of current coaching methods; maintain or improve your current accreditation level.
  • Always consider the health, safety and welfare of the players.
  • Teach young players to realise that there is a big gap between their play and the professional games; do not coach them as if they are professionals.
  • Ensure that your coaching reflects the level of the competition being played; do not be a “winner-at-all-cost” coach.
  • As coach, conduct yourself at all times in a manner, and in all situations, that shows leadership, respect for the game of Rugby League and respect for all those that are involved in the game – the players, officials, the fans, the parents, the referees and the media.