CODE OF CONDUCT

 Player responsibilities:

  • Play hard but play fair and follow the rules of rugby.

  • Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions 

  • Be a ‘good sport’. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition. 

  • If watching a game, or whilst being a reserve, only make positive comments from the sideline.

  • If you have any issues, direct them to your coach.

  • Never take the law into your own hands - The school will treat any incident involving foul play seriously.

  • Be committed : attend all trainings, meetings and games on time with correct gear. 

  • If a you cannot attend training, you must personally see the coach to excuse yourself from practice.

  • Follow the coaches' instructions, respect them and be a valuable team member.

  • Please remember all coaching is done on a voluntary basis, make coaches job as easy as possible by being appreciative and committed to your team.

  • Win with humility, lose with dignity.

Coach and Manager responsibilities:

  • Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each player in order to help each player reach their full potential. 

  • Be a positive role model and act in a way that projects a positive image of coaching

  • Give all players equal attention and opportunities.

  • Ensure the players’s time spent with you is a positive experience.

  • Be fair, considerate and honest with players.

  • Encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle 

Provide a safe environment for training and competition:

  • Adopt appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that the training and/or competition environment is safe.

  • Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards.

  • Ensure equipment, rules, training and the environment are appropriate for the age, physical and emotional maturity, experience and ability of the players.

  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players.

  • Allow further participation in training and competition only when appropriate.

  • Encourage players to seek medical advice when required.

  • Provide a modified training programme where appropriate. 

Make a commitment to providing a quality experience for all your players:

  • Seek continual improvement through ongoing coach education, and other personal and professional development opportunities.

  • Provide players with planned and structured training programmes appropriate to their needs and goals.

  • Seek advice and assistance from professionals when additional expertise is required.

  • Maintain appropriate records. 

Parents and supporters responsibilities:

 

  • Be supportive of your son and the team he is involved in. Applaud good play by your sons team and opposition.

  • All comments from the sideline should be unbiased and positive.

  • DO NOT abuse any officials, opposition players or spectators, please remember they perform this role on a voluntary basis.

  • Remember, any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on your son and his team

  • If you have any issues regarding your son's team, please contact the Head of Rugby - Deon van Deventer

                                    We value your support and look forward to seeing you on the sidelines. 

217 Willow Park Drive, Masterton, Wellington 5871, New Zealand

Phone: (06) 370 0175
Email:  office@rathkeale.school.nz
Fax: (06) 377 9020