All coaches must recognise that they have important responsibilities to all our youngsters and their parents/guardians and must conduct themselves professionally at all times. All coaches must:

  • Keep the well being and safety of all participants as a priority ahead of development of performance.
  • Show respect and consideration to all players and all members of BRHC at all times.
  • Be aware of and follow all guidelines and policies of the NGB and the club concerning Child Protection, Health and Safety, Equity, Accident and Emergency and First Aid procedures.
  • Know who the Child Welfare Officer is and have necessary contact details.
  • Ensure they hold the appropriate and valid qualifications and insurance and comply with being CRB checked and keep this all up to-date.
  • Plan and prepare their sessions in conjunction with the Head Coach and ensure they take account of the different ability, age and experience within their group.
  • Develop the ethos of support and consideration for others.
  • Encourage sportsmanship and courtesy to all officials and their opponents.
  • Show support for your child’s team mates and for other children sharing the training session, bullying or intimidating behaviour or foul language will not be tolerated.
  • Support and encourage excellence for those who wish to achieve but not to the disadvantage of other participants. Recognise skill levels and be aware of when to pass individuals on for higher level training or experience.
  • Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance, both personally and professionally.
  • Never swear or use foul language, and never condone rule violations, rough play, abusive behaviour, use of drugs, alcohol or smoking, bullying or racism of any sort.
  • Encourage and guide participants to value their performances -not just results and to accept responsibility for their behaviour and performance both on and off the pitch.
  • Encourage and actively support those players, when appropriate, to take their own qualifications eg Leadership courses, Foundation Umpire Award.
  • Ensure participants are suitably dressed and prepared eg no jewellery or piercings and wearing correct protective gear like gumshields and shin pads.