What is the Junior Coaching Program?
Throughout the coaching program, players will learn to improve their badminton skills, shots, technique, fitness, footwork and strategy. The junior coaching program runs for 1-hour for both beginner and intermediate players, with Primary School players playing from 9:30am - 10:30am and High School players from 1pm - 2pm. Some exceptions may be made for those primary players who would be deemed to benefit from coaching with the High School players.
What is the Super Smash Program?
The Super Smash Program is the ultimate way for kids to develop their game and play badminton in a challenging, fun, teams and supportive environment. Depending on the junior player's school grade they will be placed in either the Primary School Super Smash or the High School & College Super Smash. The Primary School Super Smash will run from 10:30am - 12:00pm, and the High School & College Super Smash will run from 2pm - 4pm. Some exceptions may be made for primary players to play in the High School and College age group depending on their skill level.
The program starts on the 10th February, which will be a compulsory grading day. On this day players will be assessed by the coaches and staff and placed in their relevant coaching and playing groups for the duration of the roster. This process will ensure players are receiving the most suitable coaching experience and therefore the best opportunity to develop and improve their skills. However, at the discretion of a coach, a player may be moved at a later date between groups if deemed necessary and beneficial for the player.
The dates of play for Term 1 have been scheduled around the state badminton calendar and public holidays to ensure the coaches, staff, and volunteers can continue to provide support:
10/2 (Grading Day), 17/2, 24/2, 9/3, 16/3, 23/3,6/4.
It is a requirement of the Super Smash Program (not the junior coaching) that the participant is a member of the STBA.
Ticket to Play vouchers are acceptable to be used for this program. If this is something you would like to use please send us an email at [email protected] with a copy of your child's healthcare card and also the voucher code you would like to use. Also obviously when you are taken to the PayPal gateway skip the payment submission.
The H Thompson Badminton Centre
101 Cascade Road, South Hobart, Tasmania
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