Playing Conditions for Endeavour Hills 2016
NO PAY NO PLAY
The club has adopted a code of behaviour and expects any person representing the club to follow it on and off the field. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action taken by the committee, which could result in suspension or expulsion from the club.
Any person representing the Endeavour Hills Rugby Club is expected to act with the utmost respect for their fellow club members, match officials, opposing team players and supporters. To play with in the law and spirit of the game and to behave off the field in the same manner.
We are Endeavour Hills and strive for respect both on and off the field. No deviation from this will be tolerated.
This is the one and only warning. The excuse, "I didn't know" will not be accepted for any breach of the code. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that Endeavour Hills regains the respect it is due.
Code of Behaviour.
Coaches/ Managers Code.
- Remember that players need a coach they can respect. Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
- Be reasonable in your demands on the players' time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember that they have other interests and demands on their time.
- Teach your players that laws of the game are mutual agreements, which no one should evade or break.
- Ensure that all players get a game. The "just average" players need and deserve equal time.
- Remember that your players play for fun and enjoyment ant that winning is only part of it. Never ridicule or yell at the players for making mistakes or losing the game.
- Develop team respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgement of referees and opposing coaches.
- Follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
- Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed on sound coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of your players.
- Encourage players to develop basic skills and sportsmanship and avoid over-specialisation when coaching younger players in positional play during their formative years.
- INSIST ON FAIR AND DISIPLINED PLAY, do not tolerate foul play, fighting or foul language. Be prepared to take off and offending player
- Play for "enjoyment", not just to please your parents, friends or coach.
- Play by the laws of the game of rugby.
- Never argue with the referee's decision. Let your captain or coach ask any necessary questions.
- Control your temper - no "mouthing off".
- Work equally hard for yourself and your team - your team's performance will benefit and so will your own.
- Be a good sport. Applaud all good play, whether by your team or by your opponent.
- Treat all players, as you yourself would like to be treated. Don't interfere with, bully, or take unfair advantage of any player.
- Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good
- Do not force an unwilling youngster to participate in rugby.
- Remember, young people are involved in rugby for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage your child to always play by the laws.
- Teach young people that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Turn defeat into victory by helping young people work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
- Remember that young people learn best by example.
- Do not publicly question the referee's judgement and never their honesty.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from rugby, especially junior rugby.
- Recognise the value and importance of Volunteer coaches & referees. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for all ages.
- Remember that young people play organised sports and are not miniature wallabies. Like wise older players are not wallabies as well
- Be on your best behaviour. Don't use profane language, or harass players, coaches or referees.
- Applaud good play by your own team and the visiting team.
- Show respect for your teams opponents. Without them there would be no game.
- Condemn the use of violence in all forms.
SLEDGING (Racial and Sexist remarks).
THIS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED in any shape or form.
Players, referees and supporters are not fair game.