Statement of Policy


Selection & Coaches Decisions - issued by the board October 2013


Selection decisions (and indeed those of coaches at events or training) involve a sometimes very difficult balancing of a whole range of different and sometimes complex considerations.


These can include (not necessarily in order of priority);


·         Ability


·         Form


·         Commitment


·         Fighting spirit


·         Motivation


·         Style


·         Team spirit


·         The nature of the event and strength of opposition


·         Behaviour/conduct


·         Potential


·         Attitude to coaches


·         Squad attendance record


·         The need to develop players of currently lesser strength


·         Ranking – which please note is obviously taken into account but which is by no means definitive – it is merely one indicator amongst the basket of others.


By their very nature these considerations generally need to remain confidential - both so as to allow for frank and honest decision-making and also so as to respect the confidentiality of all concerned – including other players. For example a decision to pick one player above another would necessarily require discussion of both.


Hence selectors or coaches are not permitted to discuss the detail of such considerations unless they decide there is a particular advantage for an individual player in having such feedback (and provided such feedback would not prejudice the overall duty of confidentiality to others). TTW follows Sport Wales guidelines in regard to selection matters.


It is of course perfectly reasonable for players parents or coaches to seek assurances as to whether a particular player has been - and/or will continue to be - fully considered but selectors/coaches are not permitted to respond to more detailed queries (except at their discretion in the circumstances set out in the preceding paragraph).



Performance Stages Document
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Private hosting of overseas practice partners/coaches

Members are urged to think very carefully before considering hosting overseas practice partners or coaches for children and our general advice would be not to do so

Our policy is not to support such private applications except in exceptional circumstances where we are fully satisfied that all arrangements are legal and proper

If nonetheless you decide to consider so doing there is a whole range of considerations you need to take into account including (but not limited to) laws and regulations in regard to

  • Safeguarding

  • These are of course especially acute if the proposed coach/practice partner is under 18 years of age and therefore a child


    Members are required as a condition of membership to report all such proposed arrangements to us well in advance (at least 1 month and in any event before committing to them). Reports must be in writing to the General Manager, Lead Safeguarding Officer or Chair and must outline how all applicable legal requirements are being met. Should TTW have any concerns of any kind regarding such arrangements the right is reserved to inform all appropriate authorities

    Although TTW does not provide any advice in regard to any applicable laws & regulations (these would be entirely for you to ascertain and comply with) nevertheless more Information may be found by following the following links,1664,BP.html