Sport Outreach Clinic Program
Since 1979 one of Badminton Alberta's highest priorities has been to promote the Sport Outreach program. In the past 18 years virtually every community in Alberta has participated in this program, accounting for 100,000 players attending over 2,000 clinics conducted by Badminton Alberta staff coaches. Those attending must possess a Badminton Alberta membership. Five types of clinics and camps are provided to clubs and schools through funding provided by an annual grant from the ASRPWF, provided they are members of their zone association:
Available during regular phys-ed classes to any school, or to community clubs weekday evenings. Call Badminton Alberta at 403.297-2722 to arrange a clinic for your club or school.
Available to school teams after school or to community clubs weekday evenings. Emphasis is on drills and tactics. Yonex Mavis 300 nylon shuttles are provided for the above clinics by Badminton Alberta. Call Badminton Alberta at 403.297-2722 to arrange a clinic for your club or school.
Zone Training clinics
Available only on weekends from September to April. These clinics can be either one or two days, each day consisting of six hours of intensive training, drills and competition. Any member of Badminton Alberta, 12 years of age & over may attend a training clinic. Any school or club may host a training clinic. Sixty days notice is normally required in order that the clinic can be advertised in Badminton Review. Call Badminton Alberta at 403.297-2722 to arrange a clinic for your club or school.
Organized by Badminton Alberta during summer holidays and Christmas breaks. Three to five days in length, camp instructors are certified level 2 or level 3 coaches. Training camps normally offer live-in accommodation and meals and there is a registration fee ranging from $145 to $350, depending on the length of the camp.
Training camps are restricted to Badminton Alberta members 12 to 21 years of age who have competitive experience and have attended at least one Badminton Alberta clinic. Yonex feather shuttles are provided for training camps by Badminton Alberta.
Call Badminton Alberta at 403.297-2722 to obtain more information on attending or hosting a training camp.