PLAYERS

CODE OF CONDUCT

Core Values:

Respect
  • Holding the values and traditions of the sport in high esteem.
  • Respect others and earning the respect of others by the way you behave on and off the pitch.
Teamwork
  • Welcome all new team players and contribute to the wider club ethos on and off the pitch.
Enjoyment
  • The reason we play.
  • Encourage all to enjoy and fully commit to training regardless of how hard or soft the session.
  • Enjoy and do your best.
Discipline
  • Underpins the sport.
  • Ensure you are controlled, honest and fair.
  • Observe and abide with the laws to uphold the values of the game and the Referee is NOT the enemy, YES SIR, SORRY SIR.
  • Captain ONLY speaks with the Referee.
  • Control your emotions.
  • Verbal or physical abuse of team mates, opponents, or match officials is NOT acceptable.
Sportsmanship
  • The foundation on which all sports are built.
  • We uphold the traditions of camaraderie with team mates and the opposition.
  • You must observe fair play both on and off the pitch.
  • Be generous in victory and dignified in defeat. Play to win but not at all costs.

PRINCIPLES OF PLAY:

Contest Possession
  • Commit to and contest at the contact area and all set piece.
  • With possession you can go forward and control the game.
Go Forward
  • The gain line is key for go forward.
  • Understand where it is and always try to get over with speed, strength and consider kicking options.
Support
  • Most important aspect of a successful attack and defence.
  • Player support to the ball carrier by good positions and communications.
  • In defence you work in groups to prevent opposition crossing gain line.
  • Good support in attack will build continuity and in defence will prevent continuity for the opposition.
Continuity
  • Effective support will provide continuity.
  • Help retain possession and start the principle of play off again.
  • Continuity will apply pressure.
Pressure
  • Speed in decisions will apply pressure to opposition and make them make mistakes, this will open up areas to target.
  • We must train under pressure to ensure we can handle pressure.

COMMITMENT TO TRAINING:

Timings
  • Key for all to set their watch at the same time and all turn up ready to start at the same time. Timings are critical to a successful training session.
Attendance
  • To master technical areas and set piece moves we need all players in attendance.
Attention
  • Players must know when to switch on and focus on the session. Learn to switch on when required, leave all baggage in the changing room/side line.

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