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  • Stay Fit and Healthy with #BeActive

    20/03/2020 Stay Fit and Healthy with #BeActive

    Need some help with ways to stay fit and healthy during Covid-19?

    Why not use this time to work on your technique and skills using Badminton Ireland's Teicnic Badminton skills-based programme?

    For videos on how to improve your badminton skills using Teicnic please click on the Teicnic colour you are working towards:

    White Teicnic

    Yellow Teicnic

    Green Teicnic

    Red Teicnic

    For ways to keep your mind active:

    High Performance Players Word Search

    Shot Type Word Search

    Be sure to tag Badminton Ireland and Sport Ireland in any videos you post of you showing off your skills and use the #BeActive.

    AIG are also running a Show Your Skills Competition with €1,000 being up for grabs every month until August. 

  • Performance Analysis Coach/Player Forum

    07/02/2020 Performance Analysis Coach/Player Forum

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of our first Performance Analysis Forum. The purpose of this forum is to provide game like scenarios for coaches/players to observe and encourage independent learning.

    Performance analysis is a tool that is growing rapidly in the world of sport. In the past 5 years there have been many advancements in technology to enable performance analysts within sport to assess their team or individuals’ performances. Performance analysis not only will allow an individual or team to assess their own performance, it can also enhance the coaching process by providing video and statistical information.

    This forum will be used to test the minds of our badminton players and coaches. Badminton Ireland will be posting clips from different tournaments of some of the top badminton players in the world and aiming to get a discussion going about the clips. The aim of performance analysis is to be able to look back on a previous performance and analyse it in a completely different way to live badminton.  

    Throughout the forum, clubs and players will be provided with examples of performance analysis software that they can acquire in order to properly analyse their performances.

    For this forum, we will be posting videos and some information on the benefits of performance analysis every second week to a private YouTube channel.

    This forum is only available to members of Badminton Ireland. 

    Sign up deadline is Friday the 21st of February.

    To sign up, please fill out the following survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSV8GKG 

    For more information, please email sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com

  • Women in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

    14/01/2020 Women in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the Women in Sport Club Leadership Training & Support Programme. The aim of this programme is to encourage clubs to identify two future female committee members in their club. The nominated future committee members will then receive some training in various courses, such as, Disability Inclusion Training, First Aid, Safeguarding Training, etc. In addition to the practical training the future committee members will receive, they will also take part in the mentoring programme with their present club committee members.

  • Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch

    20/12/2019 Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch

    This week marked the end of the 4-week Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch Progamme. This programme was designed and targeted at females who work on the National Sports Campus and the aim was to get them fit during their lunch breaks. This is the second year this programme has been run in the National Indoor Arena and it has been a great success once again.

    The Fittin' in Lunch programme consisted of 10/15 minutes of fitness work where our participants where put through their paces with some cardio, strength and core exercises. The rest of the session was dedicated towards teaching our participants the basics of badminton. During the 4 weeks our participants were taught the grips of forehand and backhand shots, net shots and drop shots, along with many more.

    Badminton Ireland were delighted to host such a successful programme on the Sport Ireland Campus for staff who work so hard to grow their respective sports or sport in general. We were also able to provide our participants with Limited Edition T-Shirts specific to our Fittin' in Lunch Prog.

    Sarah O'Donoghue

    Development Officer

  • Patricia Gallagher Accredited on Badminton Europe Para-Badminton Coaching Course

    14/10/2019 Patricia Gallagher Accredited on Badminton Europe Para-Badminton Coaching Course

    The Badminton Europe Para Badminton Coaching Course took place in Kiev Ukraine from the 4th-6th October with coaches in attendance from 9 National Federations. Patricia Gallagher, national Para squad coach alongside Leslie Dewart for 2019/2020 was the Irish representative in attendance, and she became the seventh Irish person to complete the course after Mark Phelan & Laura-Lee Jenkins (2015), Regina Scally & Eugene McVeigh (2016), and Craig McCourtney & Leslie Dewart (2017).

    Tutors delivering at the event included the experienced Anton Ivanov and Kaity Hall, who were both extremely knowledgeable with the course material. There was an array of theoretical and practical components covered over the four days of the event with the course topics being;

    • A Review of Level 1 Competencies/Coach Education Pathway
    • Coaching Para-Badminton
    • Coaching Badminton for those with an Intellectual Disability
    • Badminton Coaching for the Deaf 
    • On-Court Activities
    • Developing Progressive Practices
    • Final Assessment

    "The content covered was detailed, engaging, and informative, with attendees learning in great detail about coaching athletes across the various Para-Badminton Classifications (WH1, WH2, SL3, SL4, SU5, SS6). Practically engaging with on-court activities was a real means of enhancing the learning experience and of developing a greater understanding for the coaching needs of Para-Badminton players. I really look forward to applying the knowledge and qualifications I have gained back in IrelandMoreoverI would like to give a special thank you to all that made this course so memorable. Badminton Ireland for their continued on-going support, Badminton Europe for organising such a detailed programme, Para Badminton Ukraine for providing talented players, and the Ukraine Badminton Federation for facilitating and hosting such a successful event".  Patricia Gallagher

    Photo credit; Badminton Europe.

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Performance Analysis Coach/Player Forum

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of our first Performance Analysis Forum. The purpose of this forum is to provide game like scenarios for coaches/players to observe and encourage independent learning.

Performance analysis is a tool that is growing rapidly in the world of sport. In the past 5 years there have been many advancements in technology to enable performance analysts within sport to assess their team or individuals’ performances. Performance analysis not only will allow an individual or team to assess their own performance, it can also enhance the coaching process by providing video and statistical information.

This forum will be used to test the minds of our badminton players and coaches. Badminton Ireland will be posting clips from different tournaments of some of the top badminton players in the world and aiming to get a discussion going about the clips. The aim of performance analysis is to be able to look back on a previous performance and analyse it in a completely different way to live badminton.  

Throughout the forum, clubs and players will be provided with examples of performance analysis software that they can acquire in order to properly analyse their performances.

For this forum, we will be posting videos and some information on the benefits of performance analysis every second week to a private YouTube channel.

This forum is only available to members of Badminton Ireland. 

Sign up deadline is Friday the 21st of February.

To sign up, please fill out the following survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSV8GKG 

For more information, please email sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com

Women in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the Women in Sport Club Leadership Training & Support Programme. The aim of this programme is to encourage clubs to identify two future female committee members in their club. The nominated future committee members will then receive some training in various courses, such as, Disability Inclusion Training, First Aid, Safeguarding Training, etc. In addition to the practical training the future committee members will receive, they will also take part in the mentoring programme with their present club committee members.

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Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch

This week marked the end of the 4-week Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch Progamme. This programme was designed and targeted at females who work on the National Sports Campus and the aim was to get them fit during their lunch breaks. This is the second year this programme has been run in the National Indoor Arena and it has been a great success once again.

The Fittin' in Lunch programme consisted of 10/15 minutes of fitness work where our participants where put through their paces with some cardio, strength and core exercises. The rest of the session was dedicated towards teaching our participants the basics of badminton. During the 4 weeks our participants were taught the grips of forehand and backhand shots, net shots and drop shots, along with many more.

Badminton Ireland were delighted to host such a successful programme on the Sport Ireland Campus for staff who work so hard to grow their respective sports or sport in general. We were also able to provide our participants with Limited Edition T-Shirts specific to our Fittin' in Lunch Prog.

Sarah O'Donoghue

Development Officer

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Development overview

Badminton Ireland is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties of Ireland. This is achieved by focusing on the development of all facets of badminton, with a special focus on the growth of existing clubs, the creation of new clubs, being an inclusive sport that anybody can play and facilitating opportunities to play in all levels of educational facilities across the country.

For further information on development please contact Badminton Ireland Development Team, Fiach Andrews & Sarah O'Donoghue, via email (development@badmintonireland.com), or by phone +353 1 839 3028.