Code of conduct

Bayside Athletic Association PLAYER Code of Conduct:

  1. I pledge to have and show a positive attitude and be responsible during my participation in Bayside Athletic Association by abiding by the following codes of conduct:
  2. I will practice and encourage good sportsmanship with all players, coaches, game officials, and parents at every game, practice, and event.
  3. I realize that I have a responsibility as a member of a team sport, and will do my best to support the team throughout the season. I will always try my best.
  4. I will attend every practice, game, and team event that is possible and will give my coach reasonable notice prior to any practice, game or event, if I am unable to attend.
  5. I will do my best to listen and learn from my coaches. I will treat not only my coaches but also all coaches, players, and game officials with respect and I will expect to be treated with respect in return.
  6. I will accept the decisions of coaches, team staff, and officials without incident and will abide by the rules.
  7. If I disagree with a coaching or team staff decision I will speak to my parents who may act on my behalf or I will speak to the coach or team staff directly to express my views in a respectful manner.
  8. I deserve to have fun during my Rugby season and will alert parents or coaches if it stops being fun or an enjoyable experience.
  9. I deserve to play in an alcohol, drug, and smoke-free environment and expect all participants to respect my wishes.
  10. I will refrain from using drugs or alcohol prior to all games and practices.
  11. I will encourage my parents to be involved and support my team and me in some capacity, as it is important to me.
  12. I will always try to be on time for games and practices.
  13. I will remember that Rugby is an opportunity to learn and to have fun.
  14. I will agree to refrain from foul language, taunting, and talking disrespectfully.
  15. I will not accept or participate in bullying of any player physically, verbally, and emotionally.
  16. I acknowledge that all persons and especially children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.
  17. Failure to comply with the above may result in my temporary or permanent suspension of playing privileges.

Bayside Athletic Association PARENT/GUARDIAN Code of Conduct:

  1. I pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for our children participating in Bayside Athletic Association and all other children participating in the sport of Rugby.
  2. I will encourage good sportsmanship by supporting all players and applauding both teams.
  3. As a parent, I will be respectful to all players, coaches, game officials, parents, and the public at large at all games, practices, and events.
  4. I will encourage and teach our children to always treat all players, coaches, parents, fans, and officials with respect.
  5. I will place the emotional well-being of all children ahead of any personal desire to win. We must always remember that the game and the experience are primarily for the children and secondarily for the adults.
  6. I will demand and respect a drug, alcohol, and smoke-free environment for our children and all children participating in the sport of Rugby.
  7. I will encourage and teach team spirit and will endeavor to have my child attend all games, practices, and team events relate to the Rugby Season.
  8. I will discuss any differences with coaches, fans, and officials away and distanced from all children in a calm and dignified manner. We understand that the coach is in charge and has the position of authority over the children during games, practices, and events.
  9. I agree to follow club policies in regard to any disputes with coaches and officials.
  10. I will always remember to set an exemplary example in all respect of the Sport of Rugby for the children.
  11. I will not accept or participate in bullying of any player, coach, official, or parent physically, verbally, or emotionally.
  12. I acknowledge that the welfare of children and young people is, and must always be the paramount consideration.
  13. I acknowledge that all persons and especially children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.
  14. Failure to comply with the above may result in temporary or permanent removal from Bayside Athletic Association.