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Positively reinforce the actions of players. 

Lead by example. 

Be honest with yourself and players. 

Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game. 

Develop team respect for referees. 

Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game.

Insist on fair play and discipline. 

Be reasonable on the demand on players' time, energy, enthusiasm. 

Encourage sportsmanship.

 

 

Remember that as a coach of an “age-grade-team” you are acting “in loco parentis” and that you have a duty of care to all your players. 

Lead by example – young people need a coach they can respect - a Role Model.

Be generous with your praise and never ridicule, shout at players for making mistakes or losing a match.

Teach your players that the Laws of the Game are mutual agreement which no one should evade or brake.

Ensure that you are appropriately qualified by gaining the relevant coaching accreditation for your particular level. 

Be reasonable on the demand on players' time, energy, 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.

Develop policies for your club / team to agree procedures regarding discipline, injury prevention and treatment, team selections, etc.

Be responsible and ensure you uphold the ethos of the game and the ERU.

Support the ERU Child Welfare Policy and all policies regarding children in sports.