Summer Finale 2017 / New Season Early Bird Tournament
Date: SATURDAY, August 26, 2017
Venue: Ashbury College
- U17: Doubles, Mixed Doubles
- Adult/Open: Doubles, Mixed Doubles
FALL 2017 – Weekly Training
Registration is NOW OPEN.
Programs begin the weekend of: September 15, 16, 17.
Advance registration and payment are required to allow for planning and staffing.
Three (3) locations to choose from:
- FRIDAY nights at Mother Teresa High School: 440 Longfields Drive, Barrhaven
- Eight (8) week programs
- 6:00 – 8:00 pm - Children ages 6-14
- 8:00 – 10:00 pm – Youth ages 14+ and Adults
- SATURDAYS at Turnbull School – 1132 Fisher Avenue (between Baseline & Carling)
- Ten (10) week programs
- 2:00 – 4:00: Ages 6-16, skill development and intermediate
- 4:15 – 6:15: FULL
- 6:30-8:30 Youth 16+ and Adults – Competitive (with advance approval required)
- SUNDAYS at Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre – 3320 Paul Anka Drive
- Ten (10) week programs
- 11:45 – 1:45: Youth ages 12+ and Adults – Intermediate & Competitive
- 2:00 – 4:00: Ages 6+, Youth, Adults – Skill Development & Intermediate
- 4:15-6:15: Ages 6+, Youth, Adults – All Playing Levels
Players will be sorted into mini-training teams based on general age, and general playing ability as assessed by the coaching leadership team so that all players can be appropriately challenged.
Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation
Three (3) members of the Soong Badminton Academy have been selected by the Ontario Coaches Association to participate in the CAO - Ontario 150 program celebrating the development of female coaches.
Janet Hugli Soong has been selected as a CAO Coach Mentor.
Emily Chen and Patricia Liu have been selected as Apprentice badminton coaches.
NCCP – Certifications for SBA Coaches
PROVINCIAL COACH: Congratulations to SBA’s Vivian Pham, who became the first coach in Canada to earn the “PROVINCIAL” coach certification designation under the new NCCP program.
REGIONAL COACH: Congratulations to SBA coaches: Dulini Rathnasooriya and Justin Zhang who have completed the full requirements for certification at the NCCP REGIONAL level.
SBA continues to support the development and mentoring of NCCP coaches to build badminton excellence, and support the growth of the sport of badminton across the region.
Module 1 – July 6, 2017 - Planning a Practice was completed by six (6) SBA club members.
Congratulations: Emily Chen, Patricia Liu, Crystal Ji, Megan Iun, Michael Yang, Richard Xu.
Course Facilitator: Janet Hugli Soong
NCCP Module 3 – July 23 – Technical/Tactical Basics was completed by seven (7) SBA club members.
Congratulations: Emily Chen, Patricia Liu, Crystal Ji, Megan Iun, Michael Yang, Richard Xu, Marley Liu
Course Facilitator: Kevin Willington
SBA Coaching Leaders attend the 2017 Ontario Coaches Conference in Hamilton
March 30-April 2 marked the 2017 Ontario Coaching Conference in Hamilton. SBA coaching leaders Dominic Soong and Janet Hugli joined over 300 other coaches from across Ontario, and across all sports for an inspirational weekend of professional development with sport experts from all sport coaching fields. The weekend themes included: Unlocking the Secrets to Playing, Training, Winning. Highlights of the conference will be shared among the full team of SBA coaches to help prepare for the spring and summer training programs.
NCCP Leadership completions – March 2017
Congratulations to three (3) of our SBA coaches who have completed the full requirements for certification as NCCP Regional Coaches: Jessica Le, Felix Wong, Kejie Zhang
All three (3) coaches have been active supporting the SBA training programs across the Ottawa region, as well as organizing and hosting our SBA regional tournament events.
Expert racquet stringing, racquet stringing repairs.
Competitive pricing, Fast turnaround.
Supplier/Sales of all Black Knight products: racquets, racquet bags, apparel etc.
Supplier/Sales of all Soong Badminton Academy apparel: T-shirts, shorts.