North Shore Rugby Code of Conduct
Rugby is more than a game; Rugby is an experience. Rugby is mentally demanding and a competitive contact sport. It is a sport where you have no enemies, only competitors. After the match, rugby players join with the opposing side for fun and fellowship. We honor the opposing team because without them we have no game. It is the truest form of sportsmanship played in more than 110 countries and is the second most popular sport played in the world.
We, as members of North Shore RFC, will make sportsmanship and fellowship our number one goal.
Mission: (Our purpose) Our mission is to introduce boys and girls to the game of rugby union, teach the basic concepts, play attractive rugby and be competitive in the Minnesota Youth Rugby league while making all aspects of the game enjoyable.
Guiding principles: (How we will conduct ourselves). Rugby's traditions of camaraderie, associating with the opposition after games, fair play and sportsmanship attracts athletes to the game. While players take up rugby for different reasons, emphasis on tradition and teamwork creates a need for players and coaches to have the same vision in how we play the game; and conduct ourselves on and off the field.
Our conduct and behavior can positively or negatively affect the reputation of rugby in the community. North Shore Rugby's presence affects the opportunity for others to participate in rugby and receive support from the community, schools and sports authorities.
The game is above our individual attitudes, values and motivation for playing it. Therefore, behavior or conduct that reflects negatively on rugby and the North Shore jersey will not be tolerated.
Conduct and attitude during match play:
Measuring success and progress in how we play:
There are many ways to be winners in a rugby match other than scoring the most points. Here are some of the ways we will set our goals and measure our playing success: