Re: Regional Age Grade Championship
Well said MT.
I really don't think some parents realise the damage they are doing when they are openly critical. These are kids at the end of the day, they need protection, they need to believe, and how can they believe in a gameplan put together by a coach their father tells them is crap?
Sporting success is largely built on belief, undermine that belief, and losses will surely follow.
Below is something that people need to read, and more importantly think about
• To develop in all players an appreciation of rugby.
• To develop each player’s maximum potential.
• To encourage and deliberately boost the confidence of all players.
• DO NOT ridicule.
• Ensure each coaching session is well prepared with the coaching emphasis
being placed on the development and acquisition of skill, decision making and
an understanding of the game.
• Maintain the highest standards of personal discipline and courtesy during
matches irrespective of the result and be a perfect role model for the young
• Set an example to your child:
–– Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.
–– Be friendly to parents of the opposition.
––Do not question publicly the referee’s decision.
––Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from mini and junior rugby.
––Recognise and value the importance of coaches.
• Do not force an unwilling child to participate in rugby, their enjoyment is
• Encourage your child to play by the Laws/Rules.
• Teach your child the importance of effort and teamwork.
• Help your child to improve skills and to learn a positive attitude to the game.
• Play Rugby within the Laws and the Sporting Spirit of the Game.
• Support and cooperate with fellow team members to ensure the team plays to
its maximum capability.
• Respect the opposition without whom the match would not take place.
• Respect the referee and accept all decisions without dissension.