Code of Conduct

for coaches
Coaches Code of Conduct – coaches of players should

(a) Recognise the importance of fun and enjoyment when coaching players.

(b) Understand that most learning is achieved through doing.

(c) Appreciate the needs of the players before the needs of the sport.

(d) Be a positive role model – think what this implies.

(e) Keep winning and losing in perspective – encourage players to behave with dignity in all circumstances.

(f) Respect all referees and the decisions they make, even if they appear to make a mistake, (remember it could be you refereeing next week) and ensure that the players recognise that they must do the same.

(g) Provide positive verbal feedback in a constructive and encouraging manner to all players, both during coaching sessions and matches.

(h) Provide rugby experiences that are matched to the players’ ages and abilities, as well as their physical and behavioural development.

(i) Ensure all players are coached in a safe environment, with adequate first aid readily to hand.

(j) Avoid the overplaying of the best players by using a squad system which gives everybody a satisfactory amount of playing time.

(k) Never allow a player to train or play when injured.

(l) Ensure good supervision of players, both on and off the field.

(m) Recognise that players should never be exposed to extremes of heat, cold or unacceptable risk of injury.

(n) Develop an awareness of nutrition as part of an overall education in lifestyle management.

(o) Recognise that it is illegal for players under 18 to drink alcohol or for those under 16 to smoke. Coaches should actively discourage both.

(p) Ensure that their knowledge and coaching strategies are up to date and in line with RFU philosophy.

(q) Be aware of, and abide by, the RFU recommended procedures for taking young people on residential tours at home and abroad.

(r) Be aware of and abide by the policies and procedures outlined in the Policy and Procedures for the Welfare of Young People in Rugby Union.

(s) Coach to the rules laid down in the Rugby Continuum and keep themselves updated on rule changes.

Following the changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

Our Clubhouse bar is now open on Friday from 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm and on Saturday from 12.00 noon - 7.00pm.  We will be closed on Sunday.  We have a total capacity of 60 inside the clubhouse and 54 in our outside garden area.  Other changes include the introduction of glasses in the clubhouse rather than plastic and cash can now be taken, but we would prefer card if possible.  We operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Tewkesbury RFC is operating a Track and Trace system for those using the Clubhouse bar.  Please help us by downloading EVE PASS app for IOS and ANDROID and registering.  Once you have downloaded the app simply scan the GR code on arrival.


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