How to get into Coaching


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. Click here for details.

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 Level 1 Assistant Coach Award.

Become qualified and join the Coaching Register. See below.

Put into practice your coaching skills.

Attend a Level 2 Coach Award.



Join the BADMINTON England Coaching Register

The BADMINTON England Coaching Register offers many benefits to coaches and at the price of 35 (2011/12) 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:

Civil Liability Insurance up to 5 million whilst coaching in the UK (This policy covers both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.  There is also an additional 5 million cover for Public Liability)    

4 Issues of Power & Precision, the magazine for Badminton Coaches

Legal Expenses Insurance Cover.

Full Membership of BADMINTON England

The Badminton Members Magazine 4 times a year

Photo Membership Card

Access to Coach Development Sessions including the English Coaches Conference

BADMINTON England Handbook and Diary of Events

Discount on tickets to BADMINTON England Events

Discount on the monthly subscription for




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