Player & Parents
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1. Player & Parents

Selby RUFC Youth Section
Code of Conduct


  • Play for enjoyment, not just to please your parents or coach.
  • Play by the laws of the game of Rugby.
  • Never argue with the referees decisions, let your captain or coach ask any necessary questions.
  • Control your temper no foul language.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team your teams performance will benefit and so will your own.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good play, whether by your own team or by your opponent.
  • Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated.
  • Dont interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  • At the end of the game, applaud and thank your opponents and the referee for the game.

Win with humility. Lose with dignity.


  • Do not force an unwilling youngster to participate in Rugby.
  • Remember, young people are involved in Rugby for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage your child always to play by the laws.
  • Teach young people that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Turn defeat into victory by helping young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Remember that young people learn best by example.
  • Do not publicly question the referees judgement and never their honesty.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all levels of young rugby.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches and referees. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for young people.