This should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct for Players and Parents.
Coaches have a special responsibility within the Club, which should not be taken lightly. The players are in their formative years and will respond to the influence of the coach. This response could have a lasting effect on the boys Rugby.
The following is the Club’s expectations of our coaches:
- You must be at training 10 minutes before the scheduled start and at least 20 minutes before the start of a match to conduct a proper warm-up.
- All training sessions should be carefully planned and organised to include a warm-up, basic skills and match play (refer Bays Session Planning).
- It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure that good sportsmanship is displayed at all times by all Bays players and supporters.
- Insist on the appropriate standard of team behaviour both on and off the field.
- Any questioning of the laws of the game is to be done by the coach not by the players or parents
- Coaches are responsible for all equipment supplied by club including balls.
- Remember we are dealing with young children and our behaviour and language should reflect on the age of those that are being coached.
- All players must attend official training sessions once a week. Players will notify the manager or coach if they are unable to attend.
- Encourage parents to take an active interest in the team.
- Encourage parents and supporters to praise good play by both teams.
- Be fully informed of Rugbyrequirements and matters relating to your team.
- In conjunction with the manager ensure that all players get equal time on the field where there is a surplus of players.
- Ensure all players and managers are aware of the match draw and time for the match and which players are to be the run on side.
- Closely monitor what is going on with the team and refer any concern to the relevant people as soon as possible.
- Under take the ARU’s Pathways Coaching Course
- Meet and confer with all other coaches in order to select evenly balanced teams. Teams should be balanced with regard to ability, & schools should be evenly spread within reason.