The main task of the coach is to teach people how to play singles, level and mixed doubles and to improve the performance of the players in those games. In addition coaches should also know how to - ensure the safety of players when coaching; plan programmes and organise sessions; deal with accidents and general emergencies; work with other coaches and other bodies. In fact coaches are expected to be competent in all the various activities related to coaching players in different venues.
Go to a Junior Club or Junior Coaching Session.
Assist the coach with running the sessions, involvement in the warm-up exercises, organising routines, help feeding, organising games.
In general get a feel of what is involved.
Attend a “Foundation Award in Coaching Badminton” course.
Become qualified and join the Coaching Register. See below.
Put into practice your coaching skills.
Attend a “1st 4sport Certificate for Coaches in Badminton at Level 2 – Club Specialism Module” course.
Join the BADMINTON England Coaching Register
The BADMINTON England Coaching Register offers many benefits to coaches and at the price of £45 (2021) represents great value for money.
Members of the Coaching Register are licensed by BADMINTON England to carry out coaching activities within the parameters of the award they have gained and adhere to the Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct for Coaches.
Members of the Coaching Register will also be expected to have completed an up-to-date Enhanced CRB Check endorsed by BADMINTON England.
Coaches also receive the following benefits:
· Listed on coach finder
· Access to resources and content through the Community Hub for Coaches
· £10 million combined liability when taking part in a recognised activity as well as personal accident cover
· Kit and equipment discounts with Direct Sport
· YONEX All England Ticket priority
· YONEX All England Ticket Discounts
· Monthly newsletter