TEAM BATH BUCCANEERS COACHING FRAMEWORK

TBBHC supports EH and GB Hockey’s promotion of high quality coaches and coaching – we also want more, better happier players and coaching is key to achieving this.  

All current coaching courses can be found on the England Hockey Hub please click here to access it. Please also contact our Director of Development Heber Ackland: email if you would like to get involved with coaching within the club.

To find out about which coaching course is right for you please click on the link below:

TBBHC has a Coaching Framework which incentivises our coaches to achieving the appropriate skills, expertise and qualifications.  Full details of this including coaching fee rates and conditions are outline is the Coaching Framework document:

CORE AND ADVANCED SKILLS

All Team Bath Buccaneers players and coaches should have a fundamental grasp of the core skills of hockey from an early age and should continue to develop these during their playing careers.  The Core skills expected by England Hockey are found in the attached document Core Hockey Skills.

EH Core Skills

You can also learn all the key core skillsthrough TBB TV and the Ryde Hockey Club Coaching Director channels at:

TBB TV – the Basics

TBB TV – Advanced Skills

TBB TV – Skill of the Week

Ryde HC Coaching Director

COACHING DRILLS

Additionally, Coaches can find a series of video resources on TBB TV for running Coaching   drills and team plays.  There are loads of fantastic ideas on here for improving your coaching session, so why not check these out at:

TBB TV – Team Drills

TBB TV – Individual Drills

Junior Coaching

In this section, you will find a copy of the Academy Curriculum plus two sets of session plans aimed at U8-U12s and U14-U18s.

Please use the session plans as you see fit, they are numbered but you do not have to use them in that order. Have a look at our Season Session Planner Examples if you would like some inspiration on how to plan over the course of a season.

U8-U12 Session Library

1. Forward, First, Fast

2. Change the Picture

3. Create Windows

4. Face Forwards

5. Create Space and Time

6. Make Connections

7. Occupy Key Positions

8. Create Opportunities

9. Beat the Keeper

10. Protect the Line to Goal

11. Reduce Size of the Pitch

12. Create False Space

13. 1.5 Jobs

14. Compete for the Receive

15. Apply Secondary Pressure

16. Shadow the Ball Carrier

17. Disrupt the Carry

18. Take the Ball

U14-U18 Session Library

1. Forward, First, Fast

2. Change the Picture

3. Create Windows

4. Face Forwards

5. Create Space and Time

6. Make Connections

7. Occupy Key Positions

8. Create Opportunities

9. Beat the Keeper

10. Protect the Line to Goal

11. Reduce the Size of the Pitch

12. Create False Space

13. 1.5 Jobs

14. Compete for the Receive

15. Apply Secondary Pressure

16. Shadow the Ball Carrier

17. Disrupt the Carry

18. Take the Ball