The Badminton Academy - WINTER 2012

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 The Badminton Academy - MRU 

Badminton Alberta also provides badminton instruction for youth (8 to 17 yrs) through the Saturday morning lesson program at Mount Royal University in Calgary.  The 11-week WINTER program will commence January 07 and conclude on April 07, with an in-club tournament. There will be no class on January 14, February 11, 18.  For additional information contact Badminton Alberta at 403.297-2722 or follow this link. Registration is handled directly through the Badminton Alberta office.


The Badminton Academy - U of C

Badminton Alberta is excited to announce that they will also be offering badminton instruction for youth (8 to 17 yrs) through the Saturday morning lesson program at the University of Calgary.  The 8-week WINTER program will commence January 14 and conclude on March 31.  For additional information contact Badminton Alberta at 403.297-2722. Registration will commence on December 1st and is through the Campus Recreation office, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary at 403.220-7749 or on-line at


The Badminton Academy - Elite Training

The Badminton Academy also provides identified junior aged athletes the opportunity to train full-time throughout the fall/winter/spring sessions of 2011-12.

Through the use of a talent identification process, Calgary Youth program coaches make recommendation and present the opportunity for athletes to recieve additional weekly training.

On-court trials will be held on Saturday, September 5th from 8:30am-1:00pm at Mount Royal University, Stanley Gym. All athletes interested in trying out must register in advance.  At the conclusion of the assessment day, players will be divided into three training groups based on their ability. Groups will have athletes assigned that are similar in age and development to ensure that training sessions will focus on topics that are challenging to all athletes and relevant to their level of skill acquisition.

Selected athletes must make the commitment to attend all training sessions and participate in selected junior tournaments.

Athletes interested in this program for the winter session must be identified through either MRU Programs, U of C programs or through the City of Calgary programs and make application to Badminton Alberta at  Opportunities will be limited due to space constraints.