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Coach Code of Conduct

As a Railway coach, I agree to:

  • Remember that I am acting “in loco parentis” and that I have a duty of care to all my players
  • Lead by example and be a role model - children and young people need a coach they can respect
  • Be generous with my praise and never ridicule or shout at players for making mistakes or losing a match
  • Teach my players that the Laws of the Game are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break
  • Ensure that I am appropriately qualified by gaining the relevant coaching accreditation for my particular level
  • Be reasonable in my demands on the players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Encourage respect for all participants – team mates and opponents, as well as match officials
  • Create a safe and enjoyable environment in which to train and play
  • Always follow professional medical advice in determining when an injured player is ready to play again
  • Develop policies for my club or team to agree procedures regarding discipline, injury prevention and treatment, team selection, etc
  • Be responsible and ensure I uphold the values of Railway and the ethos of the game and the IRFU
  • Support the IRFU Child Welfare Policy and all policies regarding Children in Sport