Welcome to Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club! If you are reading this, one or more of your children is either playing hockey with us or they may be inspired to become one of the next generation of players.
This short section gives you the information you need to know about the Club to enable you to make decisions quickly and easily – we know life is busy enough without added complications! Be assured that we see you as an integral part of the Club, together we are guardians of aspiring young hockey players.
This section summarises the key information from across the TBB Website and covers the following:
A map of how to find the Sports Training Village is at: STV Map.
The concept of the Junior Talent Centre is to allow all young aspiring hockey players to learn the game in an enjoyable and safe environment. The aims of the Academy are for young players to:
1. Have fun.
2. Develop their motor skills and coordination.
3. Develop their individual skills.
4. Develop as part of a team.
All Talent Centre players will need to abide by the Talent Centre Player and Parent Code of Conduct
As the players rise through the Club, and in particular at U16 and U18 level, the competition increases and the culture will reflect that of the Senior Club where the Club Code applies.
Full details of Teams and how the Junior Talent Centre and Junior Hockey works can be found on the About the Junior Talent Centre page.
The Talent Centre runs different squad sizes, depending on age.
U8-U12: Each age group is divided into training squads of around 25 outfield players.
Applications are accepted on a first-come-first served basis, with priority given to those who are already members of the Talent Centre.
U14s: Each group is divided into training squads of around 20 outfield players. The number of squads will range from 2-3 depending on numbers. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first served basis, with priority given to those who are already members of the Junior Talent Centre.
Once capacity has been reached new applicants can ask for a trial.
U16: Each age group is divided into training squads of around 20 outfield players. There will be 2 squads . Applications are accepted based on performance at trials should numbers dictate this at the beginning of the season. Once capacity has been reached new applicants can ask for a trial.
U18: Under 18 players will train with their respective senior squads only and those who wish will be invited to play in the U18 teams on Sundays.
Please do not just turn up to the relevant training session if you are new to the club as there may not be room to accommodate your child. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Membership Page with the various membership options listed and how to join the club.
Payment is via Teamo and you will be sent a brief guide when registering your child.
If you want to get involved in the Junior Talent Centre or any aspect of the Club, we would love to have your support. Please contact the Club Administrator if you wish to get involved.
With around 500 Junior members, TBBHC takes the care and wellbeing of young people extremely seriously and complies with the England Hockey Safeguarding ‘Safeguard’ policies. All Managers and Coaches for Junior teams are DBS checked, as well as all Managers and Coaches in Senior teams as many Senior teams have junior (13 years plus) players. Please go to our Safeguarding and Welfare Page for full information
Photographs and Video
When you apply for your child to be registered to the Club, you have an option to not have your child’s photos published on the Club website outside the Members only section. This is mainly to prevent people using the website to trace children inappropriately. Please make sure you let us know if you dont want picture of your children published outside the members only section. Please also let us know if you do not wish videos or photographys to be published on the Club’s Soclal Media sites – Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
As parents, you are responsible for getting your children safely to and from the hockey pitches for training and matches, whether at home or away. You should also ensure that your children have been to the toilet before they come to training so that they do not have to leave the pitches during training. It is your responsbility as a parent to ensure that your child is supervised at any time whilst not on the playing surface.
Changing Room Policy for Juniors Playing in Adult Teams
Juniors aged 13 years and above can be selected to play in Senior Teams. As such they will share changing facilities with adult team members at home and away fixtures. If a parent/guardian of an under 18 player does not wish their child to change with the adult players in the team then their parent/guardian must inform the Senior Team Manager. The under 18 must then be given the opportunity to change separately to the adult members of the team. By authorising juniors to play in adult teams, parents and/or guardians are agreeing to the Changing Room Policy. The safe enforcement of the Changing Room Policy will require good and continued communication between the parents/guardians, the Senior Team Manager and the under 18 player.
All parties should be mindful that what is appropriate for a 17 year old, may not be appropriate for a 13 year old.
If any junior, Senior Team Manager or parent/guardian has any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Child Welfare Officer,
In accordance with Rule 8.8 of the EH Regulations, it is advised that children wear shin guards and mouthguards (gumshields).
All penalty corner protective equipment (masks, gloves, boxes, etc) must be supplied and maintained by the player. The Junior Talent Centre will not provide players with PCD kit.
Goalkeepers in the U14-U16 age groups must provide a full Goalkeeping kit.
Goalkeepers in the U8-U12 age groups must also provide their own groin/abdo guard if they are using the Academy goalkeeping kits.
Bullying and Harassment
Any potential concerns about bullying or harassment should be raised to the Team Manager or Lead Coach and, if not resolved at the time, should be referred to the Club’s Welfare Officer without delay.
Any questions on Safeguarding or on any aspects of your child’s Welfare can be addressed to the Club Welfare Officer, Rachael Webb.