AS A COACH YOU SHOULD:
- Adhere to the core values of rugby - Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship and encourage all players to do so.
- Ensure that the relevant courses and qualifications for your age grade have been completed and that an up to date DBS is held.
- Make sure that you are familiar with all RFU age grade rules relating to your age group
- Ensure all players are registered with the club before undertaking any training or matches and keep a register of all players attending sessions
- Recognise that the safety of players is paramount and ensure that playing area and equipment are checked prior to any session. Check all players are suitably dressed and equipped for any sessions. Raise any concerns with parents and / or safeguarding officer.
- Notify the coaching coordinator and DOR in advance if you are unavailable for a session
- Ensure that all match information is relayed to players and parents in good time.
- Communicate with the fixture’s secretary about any issues with fixtures, giving as much notice as possible.
- Follow the RFU guidelines for coaching using a player centered approach
- Recognise that players develop at different times and in different ways – make allowances for their physical, emotional and mental maturity and development during sessions
- Show respect to match officials and ensure players, parents and spectators do so too
- Respect the club, it’s members and the environment and maintain its good name both home and away
- Share concerns, if you have them, with the appropriate Club officials.
AS A COACH YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO:
- Progress as a coach by completing appropriate coach education courses
- Support the wider activities of the club including those of the senior section
- Encourage others to be involved in the club as a whole and support events held
- Where age appropriate, encourage players to take relevant courses and support coaching of other age groups