Badminton Wales Development Pathway
Badminton is one of the most popular sports across the globe, with over 3 million players worldwide. At Badminton Wales, we recognize that less than 2% of our membership is made up of our performance players. As a result of this we are committed to developing badminton within our clubs, counties, and communities. The below illustration shows that we believe that our players should be an integral part of their clubs, right up until they start to play the international circuit. For more information on the age groups, click here: Badminton Wales Age Groups
Badminton Wales have introduced a new schools programme the BWF Shuttle Time initiative. The Shuttle Time program has been created and endorsed by the World Governing Body for Badminton, Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Badminton Wales are fully certified to deliver Shuttle Time to schools, leisure centre staff and coaches through our trained Tutors.
Badminton Wales are offering all Primary and Secondary schools, Universities, Colleges, Leisure Centres and Clubs in Wales the opportunity to be Shuttle Time trained by undergoing a course at no cost delivered by Badminton Wales. The Shuttle Time program is an online lead program with over 90 video clips of all the exercises and over 20 weeks of session plans. The course will guide teachers and provide them with the knowledge to deliver the Shuttle Time sessions.
The Shuttle Time program will provide a fun and exciting experience whilst providing a challenging environment for children of all ages and ability.
Whilst it is designed to be split into lesson plans, Shuttle Time matches the demands of clubs just as easily as it does schools. For clubs with younger members who would benefit from advice on group management, basic coaching skills and a mixture of fun and more serious structured learning, we highly recommend it. On completion of the course, you come away with a full set of resources to use within your club, classroom or session.
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Badminton Wales is fully committed to supporting our clubs. As an essential, fundamental part of our sport we realize how vital our clubs our to the continued growth of our sport. Currently we have over 350 clubs currently affiliated to us and we know that there are many, many more out there. Our affiliated clubs have access to all of our advice on funding, policies, GDPR and coach education. They are also covered by our insurance, which extends to public liability and personal injury. For full details on the support that we can offer, click here.
We are also committed to establishing Junior Leagues in order to offer the junior club players regular competitive opportunities.
Following the success of last year's National Junior League, we are incredibly excited for this season's play. The finals will be held at Maldwyn Leisure Centre, Newtown, on the 26th April 2020.
For full details and to get involved, contact us here and click below.
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