Braintree Basketball Club

About us

Braintree Blue Devils is and always has been a family forged through a love of the game and a shared goal of expanding the prominence of basketball in the area, something we pride ourselves in.

Our coaches and committee work together to enable the existence of the club, selflessly giving up their time and energy to benefit the community and the young players that have found a home with the Blue Devils.

With a decade of operation and development behind us, we are now entering a new chapter in our club’s story with plenty of new and exciting things to come so watch this space!

Ethos

Basketball is a sport that can and should be enjoyed by anyone – this is why we operate on a first-come, first-served basis with regard to team registration. No trials. No prerequisites. The only criteria are the motivations to learn the game, develop kills, and become a positive contribution to the team.

Success is not strictly achieved by ‘winning’ games. Basketball is a sport, and the objective in sport is to win. However, for our players that have never picked up a ball or made a lay-up, they will find success in achieving these things. Braintree has had great successes over the years from entire teams winning titles, to individuals that have gone on to represent the county/region or aspire program.

Team

Team training times

Training sessions held at Notley Sports Centre unless specified. Training sessions held term time only.

  • U9’s – Sunday 11:00 – 12:00

  • U11’s – Monday and Thursday 17:30 – 19:00 (Alec Hunter School only on Mondays)

  • U14 Boys – Monday and Wednesday 17:00 – 18:30

  • U16 Boys – Monday and Wednesday 18:30 – 20:00

  • U14 & U16 Girls – Tuesday 17:30 – 19:00 and Friday 18:00 – 19:30

  • U18 Men – Monday 20:00 – 22:00 & Sunday 14:00-16.00

  • Senior Men – Monday 20:00 – 22:00 & Sunday 14:00 – 16.00

  • Senior Women – Tuesday 19:00 – 20:30 and Sunday 12:00 – 14:00

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Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding is a priority for Braintree Basketball Club at every level and we take this responsibility very seriously. The Club Welfare Officer is Vicky Forster and can be contacted at [email protected].

Useful Contacts

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Childline

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Equal Opportunities Policy

Braintree Basketball Club is fully is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.

Code of Conduct

For Junior Members

BRAINTREE BASKETBALL CLUB is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with LIAM MUSSON (CLUB CHAIR & COACH).

  • As a member of BRAINTREE BASKETBALL CLUB, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice:
  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit – T-SHIRT, SHORTS, TRAINERS. OUTERWEAR: JACKET AND TROUSERS – for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

For Parents & Carers

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.