Players invited into the Redcliffe Dolphins Pathways Program are expected to model their behavior on the Dolphins’ values and ongoing participation is subject to regular performance reviews. At a minimum, players are expected to:
- Attend all scheduled sessions or notify Redcliffe Coaching Staff at least 24 hours in advance of non-attendance.
- Follow all directions and instructions given by the Redcliffe Dolphins Coaching Staff.
- Train with full intensity and effort at all
- Work on key areas for improvement outside of the Development Program training times.
- Be neat and tidy, wearing supplied Redcliffe Dolphins team wear at all sessions.
- Seek medical treatment immediately for any injuries sustained at any training or games.
- Follow training guidelines set out by Dolphins Pathway
- Be aware of and respectful of other participant’s feelings and thoughts.
- Set a good example by wearing your Redcliffe Dolphins uniform with pride and being the best you can be.
- Be aware that you are representing the Redcliffe Dolphins on the field, at school and online. Do this with pride.
Players will be subject to regular Performance Reviews and will be assessed in a variety of areas. At a minimum, these include:
- Physical testing
- Match performance
- Athletic ability
- Willingness to learn
- Attitude at training and games
Participating in Club Life
Members of the Redcliffe Dolphins Pathways Program are expected to participate in Club life. This includes supporting our Hostplus Cup Team at home games, helping out on game days as required and representing the Dolphins in the community. Squad members will also be required to participate in promotional opportunities and media commitments as directed by Dolphins Development staff.
Any Participant involved in the program who is suspended from Club or school sport must notify the Dolphins staff immediately. Participants serving school or Club based suspensions may be excluded from the program for that period of time.
To get the most out of the Dolphins Pathway Program, it is vital that there are open lines of communication between players, parents/guardians and coaching staff. The Dolphins will send the majority of correspondence via email so it is vital players and/ or parents/guardians have access to and check email regularly. It is also imperative that you update us of any change to your email.
If you need to speak to your coach or member of staff, there are often opportunities before or after training. Alternatively, all players and/or parents/guardians should save the coach’s number in your phone and address any concerns you have directly by making a phone call.
Uniforms and Equipment
All Redcliffe Dolphins Pathway Players will be provided with a training shirt, shorts and cap. One set of these items will be provided for a fee at the commencement of the program. Replacing lost or damaged items will incur a fee.
Training shirt and shorts must be worn to all training sessions.
Players must provide their own joggers, football boots, towel, water bottle and mouth guard and bring to each training session. Game Day Uniform must be worn to all games and official functions.
A range of Dolphins branded supporter items are available to purchase from What’s Your Team www.whatsyourteam.com.au and Intersport Redcliffe.
All Players must first register with their previous junior club before being eligible to participate in the QRL State Competitions.
All Players must also be registered in MySideline as a Player to play www.playrugbyleague.com/mysideline
Player will be required to complete NRL & QRL online Modules prior to being eligible for selection.
Drugs & Alcohol
Players will receive education through the clubs wellbeing officer. Players may be required to perform random drug testing by the QRL during training or after games Please refer to the NRL ANTI DOPING POLICY www.nrl.com/operations/integrity/anti-doping/
Two Baseline HIA tests are required for ALL players within the Statewide Competitions (Hostplus Cup, BMD Premiership, RLB Premier Grade, Harvey Norman Female U19s, Auswide Bank Mal Meninga U19 Cup and Cyril Connell U17 Challenge inclusive). Two separate tests are required – one for long term player health and one for immediate match day assessment and return to play.