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  • Para-Badminton display brings the 2017 Conference to a close

    23/07/2017 Para-Badminton display brings the 2017 Conference to a close

    After a great first day at the Conference, participants were back to see what was in store in both the on and off court sessions.

    First up was former European Medallist and BWF Para-Badminton Expert Lyndon Williams who invited coaches and members into the lecture theatre where he was talking about various aspects of Para-Badminton. He explained about the different types of classes and how he came to coaching Para-Badminton. He was also preparing everyone for the on court Para-Badminton display that they would be having later in the morning. While this was going on John Quinn took the juvenile players for an on court session in the main hall where they were working hard with tough multi-feed routines.

    All of the coaches and members then took to court for the Para-Badminton display. Andy Stewart in the mean time gave the players a lecture on the mental side of badminton and what that entails. Lyndon Williams led the on court Para section assisted by some of Ireland's top players including, Laura Lee Jenkins, Stephen Halpin, Andrew Moorcroft and Chris Stewart. The participants got to play with some of the Para-Badminton athletes and understand how the players trained. There was also a number of wheelchairs in the hall where people could try out playing badminton in them. This was something many people had never tried before and they really enjoyed this experience. 

    "What a thoroughly enjoyable and educational two days. Great content and a very receptive crowd. Really pleased to have been part of the 2017 Badminton Ireland Coaches Conference." - Lyndon Williams (BWF Para-Badminton).

    After lunch Badminton Ireland development officer Fiach Andrews got to talk to the participants about some of the ideas being put in place to improve and develop badminton around the country. It was an informative session where everyone engaged well with the material and content put forward. Everyone was then led back into the hall for the last section of the day.

    Andy Stewart then took everyone onto court to launch the Pink 'Teicnic' Badminton Level. The level was not being assessed but everyone had a chance to try some of the shots and experience some of the more difficult ideas being put in front of them. We would like to thank Lyndon Williams and Andy Stewart for travelling over to the Conference as well as the Para-Badminton players who attending throughout the weekend. Having them on court was a valuable experience for everyone that took part. 

    We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Badminton Ireland Conference 2018!

    For all of the photos from the weekend, you can click on this link.

  • Record numbers gets day 1 of the Badminton Ireland Conference 2017 off to a great start

    22/07/2017 Record numbers gets day 1 of the Badminton Ireland Conference 2017 off to a great start

    With over 50 coaches, players and members at day 1 of the Badminton Ireland Conference 2017 there was a great buzz around Marino Institute of Education. 

    The day started off with a welcome for everyone from Coach Education & Training Manager Daniel Magee in the lecture theatre. Everyone was then split into their groups and the day's activities began. One group started on court with National Coach John Quinn where they were practising feeding routines using some of the young talented players from around the country. The coaches were working the players hard in a number of speed and movement drills. Coaches also got to practice different techniques such as underarm and overhead feeds. The coaches really enjoyed learning about the varied feeding styles:

     

    "It was fantastic to learn new ways of feeding in the morning session, it will be great to try to use these back in our Junior Club". - Dean Dowling (Dunboyne Badminton Club)

    During the morning session, Andy Stewart also took each of the groups for a classroom session where he discussed the benefits and variations of conditioned games that could be used when coaching. Andy took everyone through a few ideas which were later put into practice on the court. Some of the conditioned games were focused around being aware of court space and trying to build a rally with an opponent. 

    After lunch, the coaches and players got the opportunity to try some of the conditioned games Andy Stewart was explaining in the morning session. There were four courts with everyone getting to rotate around the hall experiencing each of the exercises. Some of the coaches stayed off the with court pen and paper on hand to observe and decide which games they found most effective. At the end of the session players and coaches got the opportunity to vote for which of the games was the most beneficial.

    "Fantastic feedback from all those at the conference on the value of Conditioned Games for tactical development. Voting results showed a clear winner, hopefully, the use of on court games will now be the main theme for tactical development in clubs and academies around the country." Andy Stewart - (UKCC Level 2 Coach)

    In the last part of the day coaches and players got the chance to 'boost their Teicnic Level'. Levels from White - Red on the Teicnic Badminton Programme were assessed on day 1. Badminton Ireland coaches were assessing players on each of the courts. There was a great atmosphere in the hall as everyone worked together to improve their standard and develop their 'Teicnic'. 

    Tomorrow coaches and players can look forward to a Para display from Lyndon Williams (BWF Para-Badminton), a session on developing badminton with Fiach Andrews (Badminton Ireland Development Officer) and the launch of the Pink Level Teicnic Badminton with Andy Stewart (UKCC Level 2 Coach).

    For all the photos from the opening day, you can click on this link.

  • Munster CPD is a huge hit as the countdown starts until the 2017 Coaching Conference

    04/07/2017 Munster CPD is a huge hit as the countdown starts until the 2017 Coaching Conference

    What is CPD is the age old question? Is it a tutor standing in front of a group of coaches reading off a PowerPoint presentation while explaining that CPD stands for Continual Professional Development? Or can CPD be something more than just a tick box exercise?

     

    This was the challenge that national coaches John Quinn and Daniel Magee put to the coaches in attendance from the counties of Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Offaly and Waterford at the Munster CPD session on Saturday the 1st of July in Nenagh college County Tipperary.

    Right from the word go the coaches were challenged to think about designing a session. The theme on progressing a routine made coaches think about

    1. Looking at technical work and how to help juveniles create their own buzz words. One example mentioned from County Clare was the Usain Bolt where the presentation of the racket mimicked the athletics superstar post-race celebration.
    2. Decision making abilities. The tactical routines we do, how many decisions has a player had to make during the routine. Rather than teach or tell the player, let them discover this for themselves through the decisions they make.
    3. Consequence: By adding pressure to the routine how does the technical and tactical choices hold up. If we expect our players to perform these skills and make good tactical choices in pressure situations, then we need to replicate this in training.

    In the first session the coaches designed what they would do with the players under the guidance of Quinn and Magee. After an hour and half of preparation, it was then time for the national coaches to step back and watch the coaches in training in action.

    “It was fantastic to see the coaches take the challenge we had set. We find that the best style of learning, is through diving in at the deep end and that is exactly what the coaches did. The coaches took the information we provided and led an excellent session with kids with a wide range of ability and experience. We were able to provide feedback throughout and challenge the coaches to find the solutions” Daniel Magee National Coaching team

    The last session of the day the coaches were able to shadow national coach John Quinn as he took the kids through a typical court session. This was a great example of what coaching at the highest level looks like. Coaches again we’re challenged to get involved and help across the courts.

    “The Munster CPD session in Nenagh was a fantastic day which afforded coaches the opportunity to work with & learn from our National High-Performance Coaches. It also gave coaches the opportunity to share ideas & engage in valuable discussion.The opportunity to run a coaching session on the day & get feedback from Dan Magee & John Quinn was also invaluable. A very enjoyable day with most of the coaches now looking forward to the National Coaching Conference in Marino 22/23 July 2017”. Mike O'Meara coach County Tipperary

    The Munster CPD has set the tone nicely for the upcoming Coaching Conference that is set to be held in Marino Institute of Education on July 22nd and 23rd. John Quinn will be back in action alongside guest speakers Lyndon Williams and Andy Stewart in what is set to be an exciting weekend for coaches and members. Final places are being filled this week so contact coaching@badmintonireland.com to book your spot before it is too late.

  • Places Limited on Badminton Ireland Conference 2017

    29/06/2017 Places Limited on Badminton Ireland Conference 2017

    Following on from the successful member’s forum in 2016 the dates for the 2017 conference are now confirmed. The event will run on July 22nd and 23rd and will cater for all our members. The sessions will provide opportunities for both coaches and players to develop new skills and exchange knowledge.The 2017 conference has a number of new ideas included from the feedback given at last year’s conference. These new ideas along with the lead coaches at this year’s conference should lead to a very exciting weekend of badminton. Places are now limited so get you booking in soon.

  • Deadline for Teicnic Badminton Camp Applications 30th April

    18/04/2017 Deadline for Teicnic Badminton Camp Applications 30th April

    The deadline for applications for the 2017 Teicnic Badminton Camps is the 30th April. This year there will be an U13 and an U15 camp. The camp will be led by some of Ireland's top National Coaches as well as a team of staff coaches that will stay on site. Please note the price change of the camps this year due to the change in accommodation to the Marino apartments. The price for this years camp is €350 which must be paid in full before attending.

    Venue:  Badminton Ireland High-Performance Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.

    Times:  Arrive Monday 09.30 Depart Friday 14.00

    Deadline for application: 30th April 2017

     

    Teicnic Badminton Camp Invitation.

    U13 Teinic Camp Application form. (14th - 18th August)

    U15 Teicnic Camp Application form. (21st - 25th August)

    For more information on the Teinic Badminton Camps please follow this link or email coaching@badmintonireland.com

    You can also ring the office on (01) 839 3028.

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Munster CPD is a huge hit as the countdown starts until the 2017 Coaching Conference

What is CPD is the age old question? Is it a tutor standing in front of a group of coaches reading off a PowerPoint presentation while explaining that CPD stands for Continual Professional Development? Or can CPD be something more than just a tick box exercise?

 

This was the challenge that national coaches John Quinn and Daniel Magee put to the coaches in attendance from the counties of Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Offaly and Waterford at the Munster CPD session on Saturday the 1st of July in Nenagh college County Tipperary.

Right from the word go the coaches were challenged to think about designing a session. The theme on progressing a routine made coaches think about

  1. Looking at technical work and how to help juveniles create their own buzz words. One example mentioned from County Clare was the Usain Bolt where the presentation of the racket mimicked the athletics superstar post-race celebration.
  2. Decision making abilities. The tactical routines we do, how many decisions has a player had to make during the routine. Rather than teach or tell the player, let them discover this for themselves through the decisions they make.
  3. Consequence: By adding pressure to the routine how does the technical and tactical choices hold up. If we expect our players to perform these skills and make good tactical choices in pressure situations, then we need to replicate this in training.

In the first session the coaches designed what they would do with the players under the guidance of Quinn and Magee. After an hour and half of preparation, it was then time for the national coaches to step back and watch the coaches in training in action.

“It was fantastic to see the coaches take the challenge we had set. We find that the best style of learning, is through diving in at the deep end and that is exactly what the coaches did. The coaches took the information we provided and led an excellent session with kids with a wide range of ability and experience. We were able to provide feedback throughout and challenge the coaches to find the solutions” Daniel Magee National Coaching team

The last session of the day the coaches were able to shadow national coach John Quinn as he took the kids through a typical court session. This was a great example of what coaching at the highest level looks like. Coaches again we’re challenged to get involved and help across the courts.

“The Munster CPD session in Nenagh was a fantastic day which afforded coaches the opportunity to work with & learn from our National High-Performance Coaches. It also gave coaches the opportunity to share ideas & engage in valuable discussion.The opportunity to run a coaching session on the day & get feedback from Dan Magee & John Quinn was also invaluable. A very enjoyable day with most of the coaches now looking forward to the National Coaching Conference in Marino 22/23 July 2017”. Mike O'Meara coach County Tipperary

The Munster CPD has set the tone nicely for the upcoming Coaching Conference that is set to be held in Marino Institute of Education on July 22nd and 23rd. John Quinn will be back in action alongside guest speakers Lyndon Williams and Andy Stewart in what is set to be an exciting weekend for coaches and members. Final places are being filled this week so contact coaching@badmintonireland.com to book your spot before it is too late.

Places Limited on Badminton Ireland Conference 2017

Following on from the successful member’s forum in 2016 the dates for the 2017 conference are now confirmed. The event will run on July 22nd and 23rd and will cater for all our members. The sessions will provide opportunities for both coaches and players to develop new skills and exchange knowledge.The 2017 conference has a number of new ideas included from the feedback given at last year’s conference. These new ideas along with the lead coaches at this year’s conference should lead to a very exciting weekend of badminton. Places are now limited so get you booking in soon.

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Deadline for Teicnic Badminton Camp Applications 30th April

The deadline for applications for the 2017 Teicnic Badminton Camps is the 30th April. This year there will be an U13 and an U15 camp. The camp will be led by some of Ireland's top National Coaches as well as a team of staff coaches that will stay on site. Please note the price change of the camps this year due to the change in accommodation to the Marino apartments. The price for this years camp is €350 which must be paid in full before attending.

Venue:  Badminton Ireland High-Performance Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.

Times:  Arrive Monday 09.30 Depart Friday 14.00

Deadline for application: 30th April 2017

 

Teicnic Badminton Camp Invitation.

U13 Teinic Camp Application form. (14th - 18th August)

U15 Teicnic Camp Application form. (21st - 25th August)

For more information on the Teinic Badminton Camps please follow this link or email coaching@badmintonireland.com

You can also ring the office on (01) 839 3028.

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Coaching Overview

Badminton Ireland is committed to coach development and has established a tiered coach education system with an introductory level then levels 1-3.

There is also a skills based programme ‘Teicnic Badminton’ and a number of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules to help support coaches.

For more information please contact the Badminton Ireland office coaching@badmintonireland.com or +353 18393028.

Coaches are encouraged to maintain their qualifications by completing CPD modules, this will become compulsory in 2016.