Soong Badminton Coach Recognized as Top Official at Ontario Summer Games — August 2016
Congratulations to our Soong Badminton Academy coach Devon Hamilton who was invited by Badminton Ontario to represent the ODBA (Ottawa District Badminton Association) at the 2016 Ontario Summer Games held in Mississauga, August 12–14.
Devon was further recognized at the Games by being named the "Official of the Games" which was voted on by the players, managers, and coaches of the seven (7) Districts across Ontario. We would like to extend a big salute to Devon for this success which was earned at his first official event.
SBA leaders bring HIGH FIVE® Quality Programming principles to badminton — August 2016
The Soong Badminton Academy continues its commitment to the development and delivery of high quality recreation and sport programs by becoming a Registered Organization with HIGH FIVE® Ontario. HIGH FIVE® is a national organization, supporting organizations across Canada in delivering positive learning experiences to children in recreation and sport programs.
The Soong Badminton Academy has consistently received high evaluation scores for the delivery of training excellence, and is continuing to roll out the High Five training for both our coaches and volunteer leaders.
HIGH FIVE® learning facilitator Kimberley Steven trained eight (8) of our SBA coaching leaders in the application of the principles of HIGH FIVE® for sport at Ashbury College on August 24.
Congratulations to SBA’s coaches: Chinue De la Merced, Giulian De la Merced, Madusha Gamage, Devon Hamilton, Vivian Pham, Dulini Rathnasooriya, , Nicolas Tse, and Justin Zhang, for completing the High Five course in preparation to continue delivery of high quality sport programming for badminton.
SBA Continues to lead the way in support of NCCP coaching excellence — June 2016
Three (3) members of the SBA coaching leadership team joined experienced coaches from across Ontario, in Ottawa on June 4 & 5, 2016 – to participate in the first Ontario "Provincial" training for the Competition Development stream in the new NCCP:
- Module 4 (Preparing for Competition)
- Module 5 (Technical / Tactical Skills)
A salute to our SBA coaches who successfully completed the courses: Austin Gaigg, Devon Hamilton, Vivian Pham.
Coaches are now fully "trained" at the provincial level and will now use their new learning, to develop, implement and evaluate annual training plans targeted for the development of competitive players to earn their full "certified" provincial status.
Badminton Ontario NCCP Learning Facilitators: Janet Hugli (SBA) and Kevin Willington
Soong Coaching Leaders represent badminton at the Ontario Coaches' Association Annual Conference 2016
Two (2) members of the SBA coaching leadership team attended the annual coaching conference in Niagara Falls during the weekend of February 20-22. Dominic Soong and Janet Hugli represented badminton, and shared time and information with other provincial NCCP coaches and sport leaders from all sports across Ontario. The event was hosted by the CAO (Coaches Association of Ontario), and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Sport and Tourism.
NCCP – National Coaching Certification Program – Module 3 Completions
The Soong Badminton Academy continues to lead the way in coaching development.
Five (5) new Soong Badminton Academy leaders completed Module 3 (Technical/Tactical) training – January 10, 2016.
Congratulations to our new SBA coaches: Dinu Heiyantuduwa, Elina Ma, Dulini Rathnasooryia, Molan Ren, Kejie Zhang.
Janet Hugli (NCCP Coach Developer) co-facilitated the training.
Module #1 – Planning a Practice: Five (5) SBA "Coaches in Training" completed Module 1 on February 10th, 2016. Congratulations to our SBA coaches completing the course: Dinu Heiyantuduwa, Dulini Rathnasooryia, Felix Wong, Molan Ren, Keiji Zhang.
Additional training opportunities for Modules 1, 2, 3, (Competition Introduction) will be scheduled for Ottawa for the end of June. Check back for confirmed dates and details. NCCP Modules #4 & #5 are scheduled in Ottawa for June 4 & June 5. Learning Facilitators: Janet Hugli & Kevin Willington.
National Coaches Week in Ontario: September 19—27, 2015
The Coaches Association of Ontario salutes Soong Badminton Academy (SBA) coaches: Dominic Soong and Devon Hamilton for their participation and success in the new mentorship program - Coaches Helping Coaches.
National Coaching Week....is a time to celebrate and thank coaches for the dedication and work each coach does to build sport, and make a positive contribution to athletes across Canada. It is a time to salute coaches for the tremendous positive impact they have on athletes and on communities as a whole. We encourage all players and parents to participate during the week, and during the season, and simply say THANKS COACH.
The Soong Badminton Academy leads the Ottawa region in coaching expertise. While at any one time, there are more than twenty (20) fully certified NCCP coaches on the SBA team, over one hundred coaches have been trained and mentored by the Soong Badminton Academy leadership team to help support and build player successes across the region.
Badminton Ontario Recognizes Soong Leaders
Two (2) of the Soong Badminton Academy leaders were recognized by Badminton Ontario at the Annual General Meeting 2015 held in Toronto.
- Sylvain Coulombe was selected for the Badminton Ontario President's Award for his tremendous work supporting the development of badminton in the Ottawa region, his leadership in hosting tournaments and mentoring future tournament hosts and coordinators, and for his work supporting the SBA competitive teams.
- Janet Hugli was recognized as the Grassroots Coach of the Year for her work building badminton participation numbers and quality of their play by developing, organizing and promoting badminton programs, and by developing and mentoring new coaches.
NOCP Badminton UMPIRE Clinic - August 28, 2015
Coaches Association of Ontario – "Coaches Helping Coaches Program"
Congratulations to Dominic Soong and Devon Hamilton of the Soong Badminton Academy who have been selected as coaching mentor & coach trainee in the CAO’s new "Coaches Helping Coaches" program. This new initiative, launched across Ontario, across all sports, matches aspiring coaches with experienced mentors to enhance the overall development of Ontario coaching expertise. Dominic is the co-founder of the Soong Badminton Academy with 37+ years of coaching experience in Canada from grass roots to international levels. Devon is a member of the new SBA competitive boys’ team, and an aspiring teacher.
NCCP – National Coaching Certification Program
The new NCCP badminton program was launched in June 2015 with the first pilot being held in Ottawa. Learning Facilitators - Janet Hugli and Kevin Willington delivered NCCP Modules 1 and 3 which are part of the new Regional Coaching program. Coaches successfully completing the modules who are now “In Training” for the Regional Coaching status include: Callum Chan, Madusha Gamage, Devon Hamilton, Felicia Jiang, Felix Wong, Kaiqi Yao, Justin Zhang
January 7, 2012
Eighteen members of the SBA leadership team, including members from the competitive girls’ team completed the National Parks & Recreation “High Five” program – great work team. Our SBA leadership team members look forward to welcoming your children to the courts in a supportive learning environment.
Congratulations to Soong Badminton Academy coaches for completing the full National Coaching Certification Program Requirements (NCCP): Samy Coulombe – NCCP Level 1 Club Coach, Sally Liang – NCCP Level 2 Regional Coach
December 17, 2010
Seventeen (17) members of the SBA coaching leadership team completed the NCCP FUNdamental Movement course – congratulations. Photo