Club Coaches Code of Conduct

The Youth Section & Mini /Midi sections of Cinderford Rugby Football Club Ltd, has adopted the following Coaches’ Code of Conduct as recommended by the Rugby Football Union. This code reflects the Club’s intention to develop all players to the limit of their ability and ambition without losing sight of the fact that the game is for fun and enjoyment. By adopting this Code Coaches will support the Club in developing well-rounded players capable of winning friends and respect throughout the game. By adopting this code Coaches agree to: Be reasonable in the demands on young player’s time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember they all have other interests. Teach players that the laws of the game should not be broken.

– Avoid over-playing talented players. All players deserve equal playing time throughout the season
– Remember that the children play for fun and enjoyment, and that winning is only part of it- you will influence their behaviour for good or bad. Never ridicule or yell at the children for making mistakes or losing a game.
– Ensure equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the age and ability of players
– Develop team respect for the opposition as well as for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches
– Ensure medical advice is followed in the case of injury – regardless of how the player feels
– Gain respect with praise through coaching –frequent matches and long training sessions do not guarantee success
– Make a commitment to keep up to date with sound coaching principles and attend education sessions where possible:

Junior Club Rules

Cinderford Rugby Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members. The club believes that it is important thatmembers, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Rob Worgan (Club chairman), Mark Wilson (Club Safeguarding Officer) or Steve Bevan (M&J).  As a member of Cinderford Rugby Football Club you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules:

– All members should behave in an appropriate manner as set out in the Players Code of Conduct and be familiar with RFU Drugs Policy, the Clubs Child Protection Policy and the Laws of the game of Rugby
– Open communications between players and club officials need to be maintained
– Members must wear suitable kit where necessary with IRB mark and to include all mandatory items, medical exceptions excluded

Parents Code of Conduct

The Youth Section of Cinderford Rugby Football Club Ltd has adopted the following Parents Code of conduct as recommended by the Rugby Football Union. This code reflects the Clubs intention to develop all players to the limit of their ability and ambition without losing sight of the fact that the game is for fun and enjoyment. By adopting this Code Parents will support the Club in developing well rounded players capable of winning friends and respect throughout the game. By adopting this code Parents agree to:

– Foster enthusiastic participation, educate your child to play by the laws of the game
– Instill in children an understanding and enjoyment of the value of coaching
– Acknowledge the value and importance of volunteer coaches and referees. They give freely of their own time and resources to provide rugby for children.
– Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches sand referees. They give freely their time and resources to provide rugby for children
– Recognise that children play rugby for their own fun, they are not there to entertain you and they are not minute internationals
– Encourage a child who has made a mistake during a game, never ridicule.
– Applaud good play by your team and by the members of the opposing team, children learn best by example.
– Teach children that honest effort is as important as victory so that defeat is accepted without undue disappointment
– Condemn bad language
– Try not to shout continually at children, shout occasionally, and for them, remember ITS ONLYA GAME…