Coach Education

Coach Qualifications

Whether you have aspirations of working with young children through their key developmental years or coaching talented senior athletes to international honours, there is a role within badminton to suit your individual needs.

The WBC Coaching Pathway has been designed around the needs and requirements of coaches working with various target groups. Under this structure, all coaching roles are viewed as being equally valuable to the sport. Coaches can then pursue appropriate qualifications that reflect the environment they are working in, as well as their own personal coaching aspirations and ambitions.

 

Below is a list and information of the coaching qualifications available to coaches in North East Wales. If you would like further information about the courses available, please contact us on wrexhambc.org@gmail.com

Shuttle Time

Shuttle Time offers school teachers and club coaches access to free resources, training and equipment, which support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success.

BWF recognise the positive effect that teachers and coaches have in motivating children to lead active and healthy lives. To support the delivery of Shuttle Time, BWF have created a practical 1-day course designed specifically for teachers and club coaches.

 

The course shows teachers how to deliver Shuttle Time activities to pupils in a variety of teaching situations, including:

  • Large numbers of pupils in a limited space

  • Limited equipment

  • Mixed range of abilities

  • Pupils with a physical or intellectual disability

UKCC Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton

The UKCC Level 1 Award is the entry point into the coaching world and qualifies the assistant coach to support the Level 2 coach or Level 1 Advanced coach during a coaching session.

 

This support role might include observation of practice, feeding and group management, to allow the effective delivery of the planned coaching programme.

By the end of the - UKCC Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton learners will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the coaching assistant

  • Understand the principles of hitting technique and provide an accurate demonstration

  • Understand the mechanical principles of movement and provide an accurate demonstration

  • Understand basic singles and doubles tactics and be able to communicate to their players

  • Understand the principles of warm up and cool down and be able to plan and deliver them appropriately related to a coaching scenario

  • Understand and apply the basic underpinning knowledge related to the physical demands of badminton and the mechanics of movement

  • Understand and apply the main laws of badminton in support of the competitive situation

  • Assist with the delivery of badminton coaching sessions

  • Assist with the review of badminton coaching sessions

Badminton Wales Level 1 Advanced Award for Coaches in Badminton

The Level 1 Advanced Award qualifies the coach to plan, lead and review sessions for beginners and intermediate players.

These modules develop further key areas of UKCC Level 1 and provide coaches with essential knowledge which will better enable them to provide quality learning experiences to players.

 

 

 

By the end of the Level 1 Advanced Award, Coaches will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the coach and how to structure a session

  • Develop appropriate progressive practices

  • Understand tactical play and include in progressive sessions

  • Accurately fault correct with specific feedback for improvement

  • Plan, Deliver & Review a badminton coaching sessions

UKCC Level 2 Award for Coaches in Badminton

 

The UKCC Level 2 qualifies the coach to independently plan, lead and review coaching sessions and develop coaching programmes to support the development of players.

The technical elements that were introduced at Level 1 will be consolidated and a number of new technical elements will be introduced. There is a greater focus on tactical coaching as well as technical coaching. You will also develop a greater understanding of the demands of badminton, physically and psychologically, and how this impacts on your coaching.

 

 

By the end of the UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Coaches in Badminton learners will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the coach

  • Apply the correct biomechanical principles of hitting technique and provide an accurate demonstration of defined badminton strokes

  • Apply the correct biomechanical principles of movement to a wide range of movements performed in badminton

  • Understand and apply key singles and doubles tactics, develop sets of progressive tactical practices to develop discipline-specific hitting and movement skills and effectively communicate with players tactically

  • Recognise and interpret the significance of hydration and nutrition in badminton performance

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to badminton

  • Recognise the mental processes required to cope with stresses in badminton

  • Understand substance misuse in sport and badminton

  • Plan, Deliver & Review a series of badminton coaching sessions