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  • Level 2 coach education course places now available

    08/09/2017 Level 2 coach education course places now available

    Places are now available for the Badminton Ireland level 2 coach education course. The course is a six-day course and will be held on two separate weekends.The Level 2 course is a Coaching Ireland and Badminton World Federation recognised qualification. The course is available for anyone who has previously completed the BWF level one course. The dates of the course are as follows

    Weekend 1) Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th

    Weekend 2) Friday, March 9th to Sunday, March 11th

    There will be limited places on this course to ensure the high standard of tutor and participant interaction is maintained. Please book early to confirm your place on the course. The deadline for booking is the 1st of December. You can book by emailing coaching@badmintonireland.com

     

  • Coaches Licence Renewal for 2017/2018 Season

    06/09/2017 Coaches Licence Renewal for 2017/2018 Season

    With the new season well under way, it's time to ensure that coaches are fully licensed by Badminton Ireland and meeting all the legal requirements. Read more to find out details for the coming season....

     

     

     

  • U15 Teicnic Camp finishes off fantastic two weeks

    25/08/2017 U15 Teicnic Camp finishes off fantastic two weeks

    The U15 players arrived at Marino Institute of Education on Monday for another fun filled week of badminton and various activities. Over 30 players from across the country attended the camp.

    Players were welcomed and introduced to the camp coaches they would be following instructions from for the week. Players then went straight onto court where the week's activities got underway. Twice during each of the days, players got the opportunity to get outside for some fresh air where they took part in football, Gaelic, rounders and a variety of other sports. On the first evening, players got to watch a movie and take part in one of Andy Stewarts famous table quizzes. 

    On Tuesday players took to the court to practice a variety of different techniques to get them ready for their assessments on Thursday. They practiced low defense on the forehand and backhand sides as well as some overheads using different types of movement patterns to approach, land and recover.

    On Wednesday players had the privilege or being treated to a session by guest coach Xiaojia Chen of China. She is a former Chinese National and Indonesian Open winner. She represented China in the 2012 Asia Games. The players really enjoyed the session and were put to the test by the Chinese coach. Thanks to HaoTong Aviation for sponsoring the players with playing shirts.

    On Thursday players got to take their individual Teicnic levels. All players did very well and levels from white through to blue were covered. Tha evening the campers got to take part in a Volleyball session led by guest coach Conor Doherty. The bad weather held off and players really enjoyed trying a new sport. 

    Friday was the final day of the camp and players got to take part in a team tournament. There were 5 teams of 5 players and the games were played to 21 with every point counting toward the final results. Some brilliant matches were played and the results could not have been closed with the Red Team coming out the winners. Players were then greeted by their parents who got to watch them being presented with the Teicnic shirt that they achieved during the week. There was also a special prize of a signed Irish Team shirt for the best male and female campers of the week. The best female camper of the week was presented to Molly Hong Minh. The best male camper of the week was presented to Adam Daynes.

    A huge thank you must be made to everyone who made the two weeks of camp such a success including all of the staff and guest coaches, the staff in Marino Institute of Education and the players who camp to take part for the week. We look forward to seeing everyone back again next year!!

    Click here for all of the camp photos.

  • Badminton Ireland KCell Now Enrolling For 2017/2018 Season

    10/08/2017 Badminton Ireland KCell Now Enrolling For 2017/2018 Season

    Over the past two years KCELL BADMINTON ACADEMY has been central in the nurturing of emerging badminton talent across the greater Kildare area as part of Badminton Ireland’s academy cell structure.

    The academy is now heading into its third year at its base in Kilcullen Sports Centre, just off the M9 motorway in County Kildare. The hall is a 4-court set up with unlimited free parking within striking distance of Kildare and its surrounding counties. KCELL is committed to offering top quality coaching to players from beginner right up to elite juniors with all sessions designed to fit in around club and county commitments.

    Affordability is also a key driving force behind the academy. 2 hourly sessions cost just €15.00 per child with opportunities for every child to get a taste and fit into a high level training centre and avail of coaching from Badminton Ireland qualified/licenced coaches.

    KCELL is delighted to add BWF Level 2 and current U17 National Coach (next year’s U19 National Coach) Aisling Ryan to the coaching team this year alongside Moya Ryan who has graduated into senior ranks after a spell as Irish number one during her junior years. Joshua Magee and his by now famous frog jumps will also pop in when his schedule allows and the word on the street is we might just see Joshua a bit more this coming term. Alongside existing coaches Craig McCourtney and Jennie Magee all academy students are assured of high level attention.

    Speaking of the coaching additions cell director Mark Phelan was delighted with the addition of the Ryan sisters “Both the Ryan sister will bring a fresh impetus to KCELL and the girls will slot in alongside our existing coaches as we look to broaden our horizons and inject some new ideas. I have worked with Aishling this past year at national U17 level and she is one of the most professional people I know. Moya comes into the setup with younger eyes fresh from her national and international U19 duties and a good iPod playlist coupled with her talent is sure to be a hit with all our children.”

    After a short summer break KCELL is now enrolling for the 2017/18 season. If you or your child is interested in joining KCELL just email Mark at markphelan.gpm@gmail.com for details. Places as always are limited and filled on a first come first served basis.

    Feel free to follow KCELL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kcellbadmintonacademy for all news and should you wish to join KCELL you can download the 2017/18 application form via the academy website at www.kcellbadminton.com

  • Spot Ireland HPX Conference

    10/08/2017 Spot Ireland HPX Conference

    The HPX 2017 Conference (www.hpx.ie) will take place on October 6th – 7th 2017 at the National Indoor Arena Dublin. The Theme “Lessons Learned from High Performance Sport: The 2020 Evolution”

    The objectives of the Conference is to showcase some of the key lessons and help ensure Irelands performance practioners are equipped with the information and skills to continue Irelands success on the International stage.

    “Over 40 Expert Speakers from 9 Countries -

    Sharing Lessons Learned from High Performance Sport”

    Included among the speakers at the HPX Conference are 2016 World Boxing Coach of the Year Billy Walsh, Dublin Football Manager Jim Gavin, former Tipperary Manager Liam Sheedy, Irish racewalker and World Championship Gold Medallist Olive Loughnane and Paralympian and Cross Bench Peer Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson.

    The full programme is available on www.hpx.ie

    There are also opportunities to exhibit at the HPX Conference, if you know any Organisations who might be interested please refer them to www.hpx.ie/exhibition

Latest News

Level 2 coach education course places now available

Places are now available for the Badminton Ireland level 2 coach education course. The course is a six-day course and will be held on two separate weekends.The Level 2 course is a Coaching Ireland and Badminton World Federation recognised qualification. The course is available for anyone who has previously completed the BWF level one course. The dates of the course are as follows

Weekend 1) Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th

Weekend 2) Friday, March 9th to Sunday, March 11th

There will be limited places on this course to ensure the high standard of tutor and participant interaction is maintained. Please book early to confirm your place on the course. The deadline for booking is the 1st of December. You can book by emailing coaching@badmintonireland.com

 

Coaches Licence Renewal for 2017/2018 Season

With the new season well under way, it's time to ensure that coaches are fully licensed by Badminton Ireland and meeting all the legal requirements. Read more to find out details for the coming season....

 

 

 

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U15 Teicnic Camp finishes off fantastic two weeks

The U15 players arrived at Marino Institute of Education on Monday for another fun filled week of badminton and various activities. Over 30 players from across the country attended the camp.

Players were welcomed and introduced to the camp coaches they would be following instructions from for the week. Players then went straight onto court where the week's activities got underway. Twice during each of the days, players got the opportunity to get outside for some fresh air where they took part in football, Gaelic, rounders and a variety of other sports. On the first evening, players got to watch a movie and take part in one of Andy Stewarts famous table quizzes. 

On Tuesday players took to the court to practice a variety of different techniques to get them ready for their assessments on Thursday. They practiced low defense on the forehand and backhand sides as well as some overheads using different types of movement patterns to approach, land and recover.

On Wednesday players had the privilege or being treated to a session by guest coach Xiaojia Chen of China. She is a former Chinese National and Indonesian Open winner. She represented China in the 2012 Asia Games. The players really enjoyed the session and were put to the test by the Chinese coach. Thanks to HaoTong Aviation for sponsoring the players with playing shirts.

On Thursday players got to take their individual Teicnic levels. All players did very well and levels from white through to blue were covered. Tha evening the campers got to take part in a Volleyball session led by guest coach Conor Doherty. The bad weather held off and players really enjoyed trying a new sport. 

Friday was the final day of the camp and players got to take part in a team tournament. There were 5 teams of 5 players and the games were played to 21 with every point counting toward the final results. Some brilliant matches were played and the results could not have been closed with the Red Team coming out the winners. Players were then greeted by their parents who got to watch them being presented with the Teicnic shirt that they achieved during the week. There was also a special prize of a signed Irish Team shirt for the best male and female campers of the week. The best female camper of the week was presented to Molly Hong Minh. The best male camper of the week was presented to Adam Daynes.

A huge thank you must be made to everyone who made the two weeks of camp such a success including all of the staff and guest coaches, the staff in Marino Institute of Education and the players who camp to take part for the week. We look forward to seeing everyone back again next year!!

Click here for all of the camp photos.

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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.