On Field Policy and Accreditation

Folks

Please be aware of the rules governing the accreditation and identification of your coaching staff and On Field staff.

A team’s head coach is not allowed to fulfil any ‘on field personnel’ role.

Adherence to these requirements will assist in the smooth conduct of our games every weekend.

Please ensure your relevant staff are aware of these requirements:

GBJRL Operations Manual extract – pages 46 to 49

27    SPORTS TRAINER/TRAINER NATIONAL ACCREDITATION SCHEME

On Field Policy

27.1         All official personnel who enter the field of play must possess an NRL Leaguesafe Certificate of Attendance or an Accredited Sports Trainers’/Trainers’ Statement of Attainment and be registered on the NRL Database. (Refer to Section 34 Volunteers).

27.2         No person other than the abovementioned personnel, or those with NRL acceptance, shall administer first aid or offer advice to an injured/ill player. Personnel with other qualifications must be ratified by the National Safety Education Manager and equate with the NRL SPORTS TRAINER/TRAINER SCHEME, to receive a Statement of Attainment and an NRL ID Number.

27.3         All injuries/illnesses and assessments must be recorded in the NRL Injury Report Booklet and to the player’s data card.

27.4         Each player shall complete the NRL Medical Advice Card before training or playing. This will be the responsibility of the designated accredited sports trainer to ensure all cards are completed and kept up to date. This process must be supported by club officials. All privacy laws must be adhered to.

27.5         The accredited NRL sports trainer shall at all times, whilst a game is in progress, be in a position to respond quickly should an injury/illness occur.

27.6         The accredited NRL sports trainer shall have the final say on whether a player should continue in the game and when to resume playing in the game. If a doctor is in attendance at the game venue, he/she shall make this decision. Serious injuries requiring a medical clearance prior to training/playing must be presented to the NRL club sports trainer.

27.7         An accredited NRL sports trainer shall be attached to each junior international and senior team.

27.8         If the above personnel are not in attendance, the game/s shall not commence under any circumstances until such persons are available.

27.9         The most important issue is that no on-field personnel will be allowed on the field of play, at training and or a game, nor manage an injured/ill player, nor provide advice unless trained by the NRL at one of the above levels of accreditation.

27.10      In the event of a clash of coloured shirts with team jerseys, on-field personnel may wear another colour (ONLY if there is a significant clash), however the coloured shirt must not equate to a level above what the person is accredited for. Liaison with the match referee will determine the issue if there is a significant colour clash.

27.11      In the event of an altercation on and/or off the field of play, accredited NRL leaguesafe/sports trainer/head trainer must not interfere in any way. They must move clear and totally distance themselves from the incident. The control of on/off field behaviour is the duty of the match referees. The only exception to the above would be when an injured/ill player needs shielding from possible further harm.

27.12      On-field personnel must not at any time enter the line of sight of a player when they are attempting a kick for goal, or do anything which may in any way interfere with or distract an opposition player whilst they are participating in the match or constitute some disadvantage to the opposing team.

27.13      If any on-field personnel abuse their roles or behave in a manner contrary to the NRL ‘On Field’ Policy, or bring the game of Rugby League into disrepute and/or their team/club into disrepute, they may be subject to sanctions, up to and including removal from the NRL National database.

 

On Field Identification

27.14      Each team may engage and use a maximum of three (3) ‘On Field’ personnel during a game.

27.15      The three (3) On Field personnel referred to in clause 27.20 shall be the only ‘On Field’ personnel permitted inside the playing area.

27.16      In all cases when accredited NRL leaguesafe/sports trainer/trainers enter the field of play to attend an injured/ill player, administer water, or deliver messages, they must immediately leave the field once their assigned task has been completed and return to the player’s bench.

27.17      At all times NRL accredited leaguesafe/sports trainer/trainers must enter and leave the field of play as quickly as possible (i.e. running). Lingering on the field of play will not be tolerated by match referees.

27.18      Great care and diligence must be exhibited when assessing an injured/ill player and removing an injured/ill player from the field of play.

27.19      Liaison with the match referee in a respectful manner will be of great assistance in such cases.

27.20      All on-field personnel must be identified with the following shirt/vest;

27.20.1          Leaguesafe – yellow shirt/vest – Leaguesafe must be printed on the back of the shirt/vest.

27.20.2          Sports Trainer – blue shirt/vest – Sports Trainer must be printed on the back of the shirt/vest.

27.20.3          Head Trainer – orange shirt/vest – Head Trainer must be printed on the back of the shirt/vest.

 

On Field Personnel – Roles (refer to NRL ‘On Field’ Policy)

Leaguesafe

 27.21      Each team can have a maximum of two leaguesafe qualified trainers with one only allowed on the field at any given time except in the case when there is an injured player/s.

Leaguesafe have access as per the following conditions:

27.21.1          When his/her team is in possession;

27.21.2          When a try has been scored;

27.21.3          During a time out called by the referee for an injury;

27.21.4          During technical stoppages in play (EXCEPT SCRUMS). On-field personnel are not allowed on the field of play after the referee has ordered a scrum until the ball has emerged and a team is in possession;

27.21.5          Must enter and leave the field of play from an on-side position.

27.22      Duties of the Leaguesafe are:

27.22.1          To administer water;

27.22.2          To assist in the interchange process;

27.22.3          To convey messages. Messages must not be given to the team whilst play is in progress.

27.23      If an accredited NRL sports trainer/trainer is busy attending a player, the leaguesafe may assist an injured/ill player under the Guidelines of Leaguesafe training until a person of higher training arrives. The leaguesafe person must report all incidents to the accredited NRL sports trainer/trainer.

Sports Trainer

27.24      A sports trainer must be at least a qualified Level 1 NRL trainer.

27.25      Sports trainers have unlimited access to attend an injured/ill player and to administer water but are permitted to carry, convey or deliver messages.

27.26      Duties of a sports trainer are:

27.26.1          To assist by observing and monitoring players who have been removed from the field of play through injury/illness;

27.26.2          To assist an injured/ill player on and off the field of play at training and/or a game;

 

Head Trainer

27.27      A head trainer must be a qualified Level 2 NRL trainer.

27.28      The head trainer shall be the most senior person within the NRL sports trainer’s team.

27.29      The accredited NRL head trainer will make the final decision on a player’s welfare in the absence of a medical professional.

27.30      Coaches/administrators/players must comply with the decision of the NRL head trainer at all times.

27.31      A head trainer has unlimited access to attend to an injured/ill player.

 

BSDRL Operations Manual – pages 22 to 25

 

1.                   SPORTS TRAINER / TRAINER NATIONAL ACCREDITATION SCHEME

ON FIELD POLICY

13.1             All official personnel over the age of (14) years, who enter the field of play must possess an NRL Leaguesafe Certificate of Attendance or an Accredited Sports Trainers’/Trainers’ Statement of Attainment and an NRL ID Number.

13.2             No person other than the abovementioned personnel, or those with NRL acceptance, shall administer first aid or offer advice to an injured/ill player. Personnel with other qualifications must be ratified by the National Safety Education Manager and equate with the NRL SPORTS TRAINER/TRAINER SCHEME, to receive a Statement of Attainment and an NRL ID Number.

13.3             All injuries/illnesses and assessments must be recorded in the NRL Injury Report Booklet.

13.4             Each player shall complete the NRL Medical Advice Card before training or playing. This will be the responsibility of the designated Accredited Sports Trainer to ensure all cards are completed and kept up to date. This process must be supported by club Officials. All Privacy Laws must be adhered to.

13.5             The Accredited NRL Sports Trainer shall at all times, whilst a game is in progress, be in a position to respond quickly should an injury/illness occur.

13.6             The Accredited NRL Sports Trainer shall have the final say on whether a player should continue in the game and when to resume playing in the game. If a doctor is in attendance at the game venue, he/she shall make this decision. Serious injuries requiring a Medical Clearance prior to training/playing must be presented to the NRL club SPORTS TRAINER.

13.7             An Accredited NRL Sports Trainer shall be attached to each Junior International and Senior team. It is preferred that at least (2) two be available.

13.8             If the above personnel are not in attendance, the game/s shall not commence under any circumstances until such persons are available.

13.9             The most important issue is that no on-field personnel will be allowed on the field of play, at training and or a game, nor manage an injured/ill player, nor provide advice unless trained by the NRL at one of the above levels of accreditation.

13.10          In the event of a clash of coloured shirts with team jerseys, on-field personnel may wear      another colour (ONLY if there is a significant clash), however the coloured shirt must not equate to a level above what the person is accredited for. Liaison with the match referee will determine the issue if there is a significant colour clash.

13.11          In the event of an altercation on and/or off the field of play, accredited NRL LEAGUESAFE/SPORTS TRAINER/HEAD TRAINER must not interfere in any way. They must move clear and totally distance themselves from the incident. The control of on/off field behaviour is the duty of the match referees.

13.12          The only exception to the above would be when an injured/ill player needs shielding from possible further harm.

13.13          On-field personnel must not at any time enter the line of sight of a player when they are attempting a kick for goal, or do anything which may in any way interfere with or distract an opposition player whilst they are participating in the match or constitute some disadvantage to the opposing team.

13.14          If any on-field personnel abuse their roles or behave in a manner contrary to the NRL On Field Policy, or bring the game of Rugby League into disrepute and/or their team/club into disrepute, they may be subject to sanctions, up to and including removal from the NRL National database.

 

ON – FIELD IDENTIFICATION

13.15          Each team may engage and use a maximum of three (3) On Field personnel during a game (one of which must hold a minimum qualification of Level One Sports Trainer).

13.16          The three (3) On Field personnel referred to in clause 13.15 shall be the only On Field personnel permitted inside the playing area.

13.17          In all cases when Accredited NRL Leaguesafe/Sports Trainer/Trainers enter the field of play to attend an injured/ill player, administer water, or deliver messages, they must immediately leave the field once their assigned task has been completed and return to the player’s bench.

13.18          At all times Accredited NRL Accredited Leaguesafe/Sports Trainer/Trainers must enter and leave the field of play as quickly as possible (i.e. running). Lingering on the field of play will not be tolerated by match referees.

13.19          Great care and diligence must be exhibited when assessing an injured/ill player and removing an injured/ill player from the field of play.

13.20          Liaison with the match referee in a respectful manner will be of great assistance in such           cases.

13.21          All on-field personnel must carry with them proof of their level of accreditation and be identified with the following shirt/vest;

13.21.1             Leaguesafe – yellow shirt/vest – LEAGUESAFE must be printed on the back of the shirt/vest.

13.21.2             Sports Trainer – blue shirt/vest – SPORTS TRAINER must be printed on the back of the shirt/vest.

13.21.3             Head Trainer – orange shirt/vest – HEAD TRAINER must be printed on the back of the shirt/vest.

ON FIELD PERSONNEL – ROLES

 

LEAGUESAFE

13.22          Leaguesafe have access as per the following conditions:

13.22.1             When his/her team is in possession;

13.22.2             When a try has been scored;

13.22.3             During a time out called by the referee for an injury;

13.22.4             During technical stoppages in play (EXCEPT SCRUMS). On-field personnel are not allowed on the field of play after the referee has ordered a scrum until the ball has emerged and a team is in possession;

13.23          Must enter and leave the field of play from an on-side position.

13.24          Duties of the Leaguesafe are:

13.24.1             To administer water;

13.24.2             To assist in the interchange process;

13.24.3             To convey messages. Messages must not be given to the team whilst play is in progress.

13.25          If an Accredited NRL Sports Trainer/Trainer is busy attending a player, the Leaguesafe may assist an injured/ill player under the Guidelines of Leaguesafe training until a person of higher training arrives. The Leaguesafe person must report all incidents to the accredited NRL Sports Trainer/ Trainer.

 

SPORTS TRAINER

13.26          A Sports Trainer must be at least a qualified Level 1 NRL Trainer.

13.27          Sports Trainers have unlimited access to attend an injured/ill player and to administer water but are permitted to carry, convey or deliver messages.

13.28          Duties of an Sports Trainer are:

13.28.1             To assist by observing and monitoring players who have been removed from the field of play through injury/illness;

13.28.2             To assist an injured/ill player on and off the field of play at training and/or a game;

 

HEAD TRAINER

 

13.29          A Head Trainer must be a qualified Level 2 NRL Trainer.

13.30          The Head Trainer shall be the most senior person within the NRL Sports Trainer’s team.

13.31          The Accredited NRL Head Trainer will make the final decision on a player’s welfare in the absence of a medical professional.

13.32          Coaches/administrators/players must comply with the decision of the NRL Head Trainer at all times.

13.33          A Head Trainer has unlimited access to attend to an injured/ill player.

 

Shane Mc Nally

Manager Rugby League Brisbane

 

 

 

 

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