15 July 2016
Calling all players and coaches! Registration now available for this year's conference, dont miss out on what's sure to be a fantastic weekend of badminton. Junior, adult and coach rates available....
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11 July 2016
Badminton Europe held two courses to educate Tutors to lead the BWF level 2 coach education programme. The first course was held in Slovenia 2014 and most recently in Cyprus in 2015. On the course in Cyprus, Ireland gained a qualified BWF level 2 tutor in Daniel Magee.
Daniel alongside Karen Brady organised the first ever BWF level 2 Coach education course in Ireland that was led by Irish tutors. The course is recognised by both Coaching Ireland and the Badminton World Federation so candidates who gain certification have a qualification that is recognised World Wide.
There was a total of 10 participants taking the course that was held over two weekends with 6 days in total. The first weekend the participants covered a number of modules including Coaching Skills, Technical, Tactical, Physical, Fitness testing, Sports Psychology and Lifestyle management.
On the second weekend, the participants went through an assessment testing them in the coaching process (Plan, deliver, review and evaluation). The coaches then showed their overall knowledge of the entire coach education programme by taking the theory test. After a long weekend of work, the tutors took time with each candidate to give feedback and to help them plan for their annual planning process that follows on from the formal coach education days.
"I am very excited to have been the first Irish tutor to lead the BWF level 2 coach education course in conjunction with Coaching Ireland. The Badminton Ireland coach education programme being aligned with the Badminton World federation means that Ireland is at the forefront of coach education on a World Wide level. My fellow Tutor Karen Brady and I have put a huge effort into planning to ensure we are keeping to the standard set for this course, which is the benchmark of Badminton coach education across the World. The participants showed great enthusiasm and we hope with the knowledge shared during this course and future courses we will continue to raise the overall level of coaches in our country " Education and training manager Daniel Magee
Badminton Ireland also will have their annual Coaching conference coming up on July 23rd and 24th. Coaches can register directly via the following link or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
06 July 2016
The 35th Badminton Europe Summer School starts in 3 days time in Podcetrtek, Slovenia. Europe's finnest underage players and future coaches will be in attendance from over 30 nations. Ireland's Brian O'Mahony, Des Duggan, Beth Stephenson and Jack Lawlor will be travelling alongside Badminton Ireland Coach Craig McCourtney.
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