National Coaches Week


September 23rd – 30th, 2017 marks the third annual National Coaches Week (12th year of Coaches Week in Ontario) asking Canadians join together to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities.

The Soong Badminton Academy leads the way in the greater Ottawa region in coach development, supporting the development and mentoring of trained and certified NCCP coaches across the region.

Take a moment, and say "Thanks Coach" while you continue to work with your SBA coaches as you take your badminton game to the next level.

NCW 2017

FALL 2017 – Weekly Training

Fall 2017

Programs currently underway.

Three (3) locations to choose from:

  1. FRIDAY nights at Mother Teresa High School: 440 Longfields Drive, Barrhaven
  2. SATURDAYS at Turnbull School – 1132 Fisher Avenue (between Baseline & Carling)
    • Ten (10) week programs
    • 2:00 – 4:00: FULL
    • 4:15 – 6:15: FULL
    • 6:30 – 8:30 Youth 16+ and Adults – Competitive (with advance approval required)
  3. SUNDAYS at Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre – 3320 Paul Anka Drive
    • Ten (10) week programs
    • 11:45 – 1:45: FULL
    • 2:00 – 4:00: FULL
    • 4:15 – 6:15: Limited spaces remaining

Information Flyer
Registration Form


Winter 2018

Registration will open November 29

Two (2) locations to choose from:

  • SATURDAYS at Turnbull School
  • SUNDAYS at Hunt Club Riverside Park CC

Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation

Changing the Game

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.

"Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation" is a signature initiative of the Ontario150 program.

NCCP – Certifications for SBA Coaches

NCCP Module 1 – July 6 – Planning a Badminton Practice
NCCP Module 2 – August 20, 2017 – Teaching & Learning, Making Ethical Decisions was completed by five (5) SBA club members. Congratulations: Emily Chen, Patricia Liu, Megan Iun, Marley Liu, Michael Yang
Course Facilitators: Janet Hugli Soong, Kevin Willington

NCCP - Shuttletime: August 27, 2017
Nine (9) Ottawa area coaches "In training", representing six (6) different ODBA clubs, completed the launch of the NCCP Shuttletime training in Ontario for the Instructional Stream.
Congratulations to the SBA club members who have completed the course, and are now "Trained" in the Instructional Stream: Emily Chen, Patricia Liu, Michael Yang, Richard Xu
Course Facilitators: Janet Hugli Soong, Kevin Willington

SBA Coaching Leaders attend the 2017 Ontario Coaches Conference in Hamilton

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

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.



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Tel: 613-241-3686