Parents Code of Conduct

As part of our safeguarding policy, Barnes Rugby Club has adopted the standard RFU Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Parents, Match Officials and Players.

At Barnes Rugby Minis & Juniors, Parents are encouraged to:

Be familiar with the coaching and training programme in order that you can ensure that your child is fully involved and the coaches are aware of their availability.

Be familiar with the teaching and coaching methods used by observing the sessions in which your child participates.

Be aware that the club has a duty of care and therefore, where appropriate, assist coaches with the supervision of the young players, particularly where numbers are large and there is a need to transport youngsters to away games.

Be involved with club activities and share your expertise.

Share concerns, if you have them, with club officials.

Be familiar with the Good Coaches Code. In particular:

Coaches should recognise the importance of fun and enjoyment when coaching young players.
Coaches should keep winning and losing in perspective, encouraging young players to behave with dignity in all circumstances.

It is important that parents support coaches in instilling these virtues.

At Barnes Minis & Juniors, Parents should:

Remember that young people play rugby for their own enjoyment, not that of their parents. Encourage young people to play – do not force them.

Focus on the young players’ efforts, rather than winning or losing.

Be realistic about the young players’ abilities; do not push them towards a level that they are not capable of achieving.

Provide positive verbal feedback both in training and during the game.

Remember that persistent, negative messages will adversely affect the players’ and referee’s performance and attitude.

Always support the rugby club in their efforts to eradicate loud, coarse and abusive behaviour from the game.

Remember young people learn much by example.

Always show appreciation of good play by all young players both from your own club and the opposition.

Respect decisions made by the match officials and encourage the young players to do likewise.

June 2018

My son loves it. Coaches are amazing on and off the pitch. Boys are a fun group forming good relationships. Would highly recommend
Under 9 parent
It’s a wonderful club and a privilege for my kids to be a part of it.
Under 7 Parent
Very professional, caring club. Has taught my son self-assurance, confidence and many personal skills.
Under 15 parent
Friendly, warm, welcoming and inclusive
Under 12 parent
It is a fantastic club thanks to a great team of parents who make it work and create a supportive and inclusive as well as organised club.
Under 9 parent
Fabulous family club, the kids love it and the community developing around Barnes goes way beyond the rugby itself!
Under 17 parent
Great club, very inclusive and encouraging. All boys and girls develop to their best standards in a positive and fun environment.
Under 11 parent
A terrific set up with top-level volunteer coaches.
Under 12 parent
Well organised, friendly people, kids love it!
Under 6 parent
Fantastic set up. Brilliant coach to child ratio and a really inclusive and encouraging ethos. We love it!
Under 9 parent
Knowledgeable, friendly coaches with the right balance of kindness and encouragement for the kids
Under 5 parent
Outstanding club. Wonderful family ethos. Love the one club culture and effort and enthusiasm across the coaching team is outstanding.
Under 5 parent
Very professional, caring club. Has taught my son self-assurance, confidence and many personal skills.
Under 15 parent

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