Code of Ethics

 

Mini and Youth rugby is operated on a voluntary basis and is completely dependent on the good will and dedication of the members and parents who help out with coaching, team management, refereeing and transport. All coaches, juvenile members and parents/guardians are expected to abide by the code of conduct as listed below.

1. For Everyone

  • No abusive language or behaviour towards;
    • Clontarf players
    • Opposition Players
    • Spectators or coaches
    • Referees
  • Think about where you park – do not obstruct driveways and areas provided for emergency vehicles
  • Never ridicule or criticize players at any time
  • Respect the authority of officials during training and games
  • Never question, discuss or confront officials at training or games
  • Agree a suitable time to discuss any grievance you have with officials

2. For Parents/Guardians

  • Ensure children are on time for training/games
  • Ensure children have the proper gear and are suitably attired for the weather conditions
  • Children must not be left as your presence maybe required
  • The club is open during training – stay and have a tea/coffee
  • Ensure your child understands the player code
  • Disruptive behaviour spoils the experience for everyone and cannot be tolerated, persistent disruption will lead to exclusion from the team
  • Ensure children never leave the pitch/club without the coaches permission
  • Positive encouragement only at all times
  • Ensure you notify the Club of any medical condition which could affect the safety of your child or others, or could impact on the ability of your child and/or others to participate

3. For Players

  • Try your best
  • Always be positive
  • Do what your coaches tell you
  • Respect your team-mates – no bullying – no teasing – no name calling – no bad language
  • Behave – Bad behaviour is not allowed
  • Make sure you have the correct gear
  • Never leave the pitch without telling your coach
  • Never ever leave the club/grounds without an adult you trust
  • Most of all – HAVE FUN !!

4. For The Coaches

  • Respect the dignity, self esteem and rights of all the children
  • Be punctual and organized for training/games
  • All children must be involved in training and games
  • Positive encouragement only at all times
  • Clear communication of fixtures to children/parents
  • Bring any matters of concern quickly to the attention of Parents/Guardians

A copy of the complete Code of Ethics can be obtained through any team coach or through the following links:
Leinster Rugby Mini Rugby Code of Ethics

IRFU Code of Ethics

IRFU Child Welfare

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