Provide a screening system for spotters, scouts &
Make yourselves available, accessible & approachable
to the players
Ensure those involved at administrative & coaching
levels receive adequate information & training with respect to
psychological, emotional & social
If linked to a senior club, endeavor to provide
‘causal’ or ‘structured’ mentorship from player
representatives of that club
Develop a ‘mission statement’ for the
As a Coach
Ensure you are a stable & appropriate role model for
the players – both on & off the field
Be aware of the total needs of the
Be sensitive to any issues a player may have – either
personally or in respect to the
Communicate with parents & committee/board
Do not allow external conflict with parents,
board/committee members, players, other coaches etc. to interfere with your
functioning & commitment.
As a Parent
Provide a stable & secure home
Become involved with your child’s
Take an interest in all their achievements – attend
games, gatherings & social functions relating to the club activities
Encourage activities outside of Rugby League, and even
Ensure that educational needs are
Listen & allow your child the opportunity to be as
open & honest with you as
Keep friction and conflict that may arise out of
involvement with the club ‘in house’ & attempt to not involve the child
or make the child aware
As a Player
principles – RESPECT: HONESTY: COMMUNICATION: COMMITTMENT:
RESPECT– Respect your Parents, Respect your Coach, Respect the
Game & Respect Yourself
HONESTY– Be honest with all those above, but especially
COMMUNICATION– Talk to your parents, not only about
football, but issues of concern. If this is not possible, seek someone you
can talk to. Be upfront with your coach, though respectfully &
politely. Don’t ‘bottle up’ your thoughts, feelings &
COMMITMENT– Be committed to your club & the game.
Similarly, be committed to your appointed coach & your
EFFORT– No success is achieved without ‘effort’. Put in at training, put in
during the game, but more importantly ‘put in at
RESPONSIBILITY– You have responsibilities as a player in a
team sport with a role to play in the game. You are also a representative
of the club you have chosen to play for and who have given you the
opportunity to expand and develop your skills. You are responsible for
maintaining a high standard of behaviour and present an acceptable image of
the club & the game itself. You are responsible for setting appropriate
standards for younger players and guiding them in a healthy lifestyle as a
player. Primarily, you have the responsibility to get the best out of
yourself as a player and a person.
Make sure you make time for other activities, especially
those that don’t involve sport.
Socialize with others outside of Rugby
Avoidalcohol, if at all possible, or conversely, drink in
moderation and be honest and ‘up front’ with your parents &/or club
officials when or if you do.
Do not useillicit
circumstances. There is no positive benefit to be achieved – only damage
(both short term & long term).
Ensure you do not forsake your education. Planning for
the future begins now.
Enjoy the game. If it is becoming a ‘chore’ talk to your
coach, your parents, the club officials.
Look after yourmates. If any of them are ‘struggling’ with issues
of concern, talk to them, support them & encourage them to seek help.
Likewise, look after yourself in the same
The establishment of a ‘code of conduct’ is essential in the maintenance of a healthy & stable environment for the development of
the junior player. Role modeling by authority figures in the club will contribute significantly to a player’s
perception regarding behaviour & conduct and indicates boundaries, values & principles that reflect
societal expectations for future life.