I hereby pledge to be responsible for my participation in Atlanta Youth Rugby’s Middle School/U16 Team by following this Code of Conduct:
I will act in accordance with the Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR) Core Values.
I will do my very best in school, with the understanding that academics is the first priority of a scholar athlete.
I will encourage good sportsmanship by following coaches’ instructions and demonstrating support for all players, coaches and officials at every AYR event.
I understand that my full participation in practices and games is very important for my teammates and my team as a whole.
I will show up for practices and games on time and in appropriate attire.
I will wear protective gear at every practice and game (compression shorts and mouth guard).
I will attend every practice and game when reasonably possible and notify my coach as soon as I am aware that I cannot make a practice or game.
I will never physically or verbally intimidate, abuse or assault players, coaches or officials on or off the field.
I will never use foul or obscene language or gestures while involved in AYR activities.
I understand that rugby is a full-contact sport, and safe methods of play must be learned and practiced. For my safety and the safety of others, I will not engage in full-contact rugby without supervision of an AYR coach or other USA Rugby official.
I will immediately report to my coach if I am or any player seems ill, dizzy, confused or injured.
I understand that a successful team identifies and solves problems as they arise. I will communicate problems and concerns to my coach right away, so AYR can be fun for everyone.
I will not use drugs, tobacco or alcohol or bring them to any AYR event.
I will encourage my parents or adult sponsor to be involved in my team in some capacity, because it is important to me.
I will participate in AYR community events as requested by coaches or parents.
I will remember that sports are an opportunity to learn, develop character and have fun.