1. Do not force an unwilling youngster to participate in rugby.
2. Remember, young people are involved in rugby for their enjoyment, not yours.
3. Encourage your child always to play by the laws.
4. Teach young people that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
5. Turn defeat into victory by helping young people work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. Remember that young people learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.
7. Do not publicly question the referee's judgement and never his/her honesty.
8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from junior rugby.
9. Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches and referees. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for young people.
10. Failure to comply with the above could lead to your child being suspended from playing.