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.