Welcome

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Welcome to the Saskatchewan Badminton Association (SBA) web site.

The SBA is a non-profit provincial sport-governing organization, dedicated to the development of badminton in Saskatchewan.

Through various programs including tournaments series, clinics and camps, support to training centres and more, the SBA supports athletes of all ages as well as coaches and officials.

Did You Know?

The flight of the shuttlecock, a missile of cork and goose feather has been recorded at speeds in excess 260 kilometres per hour. Speed, agility and lightning-fast reflexes are essential to the game. Add stamina too – players have been known to cover more than six kilometres in a single match.

Respect In Sport

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SaskSport has recently introduced a program called Respect In Sport. ALL COACHES in Saskatchewan must complete the certification in Respect In Sport to remain in good standing with the SBA.

Respect In Sport is an online course that can be completed by registering at the following site and completing the online material:

https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/

All coaches must complete this course by Jan 15, 2014 to remain in good standing with the SBA.

Job Opportunity: Vancouver Racquets Club (VRC) Head Badminton Pro Services

The Vancouver Racquets Club (VRC) located in Vancouver, British Columbia is now accepting applications for its Head of Badminton Pro Services position.

As the Head of Badminton Pro Services, you will work closely with Management, the Badminton Director and other relevant stakeholders to offer professional services related to badminton such as lessons, group training, and skills development. These services will primarily be targeted towards the needs of our members and secondly, to serve the needs of the greater badminton community.

For the successful applicant, this is a business opportunity to run a portfolio of diverse badminton pro services, with a focus on grassroots development, while ensuring there are exemplary coaching services available to adults and juniors. 

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2022 and all information pertaining to this opportunity can be found on our website:https://vrc.bc.ca/head-of-badminton-pro-services

Technical Officials Clinic

Date and Time: December 2, 7, 9, 14, 2021, 6 pm – 9 pm (must attend all 4 days)
Eligibility: 12 yrs and over
Location: Virtual
Registration deadline:  November 30, 2021

Content:
Introduction to Badminton Officials
Laws of Badminton
Match Procedure (Singles and Doubles)
Umpire Formalities
Case Studies
Service Judging
Line Judging
Practice Matches

Cost: $60 (SBA members), $75 (non-SBA members)

Minimum number of registrants required for the course to proceed:  6

Learning Facilitator:  Cinnati Loi, Badminton Pan Am Accredited Umpire

To register, please contact the SBA office at saskbadminton@sasktel.net

Coaching¬†Clinic – Competition Introduction Regional

Dates: Saturday, December 4 – Sunday, December 5, 2021
Eligibility: 16 yrs and over
Location: Regina
Registration deadline:  December 1, 2021

Content:
Module 1 (Planning a practice)
Module 2 (Teaching/learning)
Module 3 (Technical/Tactical Basics)

Times:
Saturday 10 am -1 pm (Module 1)
Saturday 2 pm- 4 pm (Module 2)
Sunday 11 am -4 pm (Module 3)

Cost:
Module 1:  $63.00 (includes course manuals)
Module 2:  $63.00 (includes course manuals)
Module 3:  $275.00
Complete Delivery:  $360.00 (includes all model deliveries, manuals, and 1 evaluation)

Minimum number of registrants required for the course to proceed:  6

Learning Facilitator:  Frank Gaudet

To register, please contact the SBA office at saskbadminton@sasktel.net

Manitoba’s Olivia Meier Qualifies for the 2020 Paralympic Games

Congratulations to Olivia Meier from Manitoba for becoming the first ever Canadian badminton player to participate at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. For the first time in the history of the sport, Para-badminton will be included in the Paralympic Games. Good luck Olivia!

Read more about it at the Badminton Canada website: https://www.badminton.ca/news/140853/Olivia-Meier-Qualifies-for-the-2020-Paralympic-Games