Culture Keepers

Because rugby is still a growing sport in America, there are many parents and players who are new to the sport and its culture. It is not uncommon to witness parents and other spectators who are confused about what is going on during the game. We recommend that all teams appoint a team "culture keeper" to monitor the sidelines and:

  • Make sure new parents are welcome and answer any questions they have about rugby/welcome them into the rugby family.
  • Ensure that the sideline is not conducting any in appropriate behavior (i.e. smoking, drinking, cursing, yelling at the referee or coaches, etc.