BIG Junior Programme
The BIG programme is a new concept in the
delivery of the game, and builds on developing the complex skills of badminton
through a solid and complete foundation of movement literacy.
Through delivering the BIG programme, teachers
and coaches will be able to focus on the development of proficient badminton
players who are also highly competent all round athletes.
The principles of the 7 movements (gait,
squat, lunge, bend/flexion, push, pull and rotate/twist), are utilised and
reinforced through each subsequent stage of player development, alongside
supporting the principles of Long Term
Athlete Development (LTAD).
Resources will only be available through attendance of high quality training
programmes for teachers and coaches. If you are interested
in attending a BIG Orientation Workshop please contact Sheila
BIG Phase 1: Yellow (age 3-7)
Establishing Primary Movements
Available now! Covers early physical literacy.
Establishes the pathway with the 7 primary movement patterns (gait, squat,
lunge, bend/flexion, push, pull and rotate/twist), through fun activities
suitable for 3-7 year olds.
BIG Phase 2: Green (age 5-8) available 07
Mastering the Components of Functional Development
During Phase 2 these are developed further with specific functional criteria.
Continues the pathway through from the primary patterns and focuses on the 6
components of function (planes of movement, momentum control, postural
stability, dynamic flexibility, loading and unloading and dynamic balance).
BIG Phase 2 is again delivered through fun activities, appropriate for 5-8 year
olds. The first 2 packs provide the introduction to underpin all motor
development and provide the foundation for the complete BIG pathway.
BIG Phase 3a: Blue (age 9-14) available late 07
Traditional ABCs, Strength and Quickness
This pack covers Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed (ABCs), Strength
and Quickness, and focuses on continuing with the development of movement
BIG Phase 3b: Purple (age 9-14) available 2008
Introducing technical and sport (badminton) specific foundation criteria