Berkshire Junior Badminton

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Badminton England Performance Centre

Training

Our Head Coach will appraise the level of every player. Players may move up, down or from Pathway to Performance Centre or visa-versa. Usually changes will be made before the new term sessions begin and are discussed with both player and parents. Some players can remain in the same squad for a season or more before moving to another squad. Please ask about your son or daughter if you require clarification on their performance in their respective squad.

Training Squads

We have a total of 13 squads within the BJBA Pathway and Performance Centre. Training sessions are run during the week and at weekends depending on the squad.

The squads are broken up into two sections PERFORMANCE and PATHWAY and are shown on the list on the side of this page.

Performance Squads

Our Performance Centre squads are by invitation and train 2 nights each week with a match play evening as well.

Pathway Squads

Pathway squads train once a week with the option of a match play evening.

Our Committment to you

  1. To help your son or daughter to achieve their maximum potential, whether this is through the Pathway or the Performance Centre routes.
  2. To provide a safe and enjoyable environment for your son or daughter

          to thrive.

      3. To actively encourage communication and encourage you to ask

          questions as players and parents.

      4. To provide quality coaching at all levels to help your child develop.

      5. To actively encourage a supportive team atmosphere and competitive

          play at local, regional, and national tournaments.

      6. To provide clear leadership and provide information on the development

          your son or daughter either formally in the Performance Centre via

          player appraisal or informally if in the pathway.

Your commitment to us

Players:

  1. Please turn up on time and ready to play with the correct equipment:

    1. Shorts/skirt and polo or T-shirt type top for playing. 

    2. A pair of trainers reserved for indoor use only.
    3. A track suit for wearing to and from training and for the initial warm up.  
  2. Bad behaviour if not corrected will result in the player being asked to leave.
  3. Approach each and every session in a positive frame of mind.

Parents:

  1. To support your child in their desire to play badminton.
  2. To ensure they are “prepared” to play.
  3. To help him/her commit to the requirements of the Performance Centre.
  4. To actively seek and participate in discussion with the BJBA & Performance Centre.
  5. To pay termly the coaching fee promptly and in full.