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Enjoy the Game Coach's Code of Conduct

- Be a good role model. 

- Encourage all people engaged in the sport to abide by the General Principles and challenge people respectfully when they do not. 

- Actively discourage foul play and/or unsporting behaviour by players.

- Seek to maximise the participation and enjoyment for all players regardless of ability; 

- Avoid the tendency to over-use a talented player; treat all players as equals, regardless of their talent.

- Show concern and caution towards all sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a doctor, First Aider and/or physiotherapist to the letter when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or playing.

- Teach players that an honest effort and competing to the best of their ability is as important as victory.

 

- Encourage players to respect and accept the judgement of the Match Officials. 

- Never engage in any conduct that could lead a Match Official to not Enjoy the Game. 

- Never engage in public criticism of officials.

- Never engage in discriminatory or unacceptable conduct of any sort including swearing, obscene gestures, offensive remarks, taunting or other actions that are demeaning or disrespectful to other players, officials or supporters. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

- Maintain appropriate, professional relationships with players at all times.

- Make a personal commitment to maintain an accurate knowledge of the rules of the game and keep abreast of current coaching methods; maintain or improve your current accreditation level.

- Always consider the health, safety and welfare of the players.

- Teach young players to realise that there is a big gap between their level of play and the professional game; do not coach them as if they are professionals.

- Ensure that your coaching reflects the level of the competition being played; do not be a “win-at-all-costs” coach.

- As the coach, conduct yourself at all times and in all situations, in a manner, that demonstrates leadership, respect for the game of Rugby League and respect for all those that are involved in the game – the players, officials, the fans, the parents, the referees and the media.