& performance

Develop and deliver a Para-Badminton performance programme that enables talented players to reach their full potential. By 31 March 2015 we will have:

  • Established a selected national Para-Badminton squad based on performance criteria
  • Developed a performance culture in Para-Badminton
  • Inspired and motivated Para-Badminton players to develop and achieve

In order to achieve this we will continue to improve our offer to elite Para-Badminton players and develop the provision for the national Para-Badminton squad. Specifically we will:

  • Appoint a National Para-Badminton coach
  • Organise and deliver training camps for identified Para-Badminton players
  • Provide coaching at major international events

& participation

Attract participants to get in to badminton by offering great entry points into the Inclusive Club network. We will grow participation amongst disabled players and by October 2014 we will have:

  • Engaged 200 new disabled participants
  • Embedded our network of 16 Inclusive Clubs
  • Designed and confirmed the Inclusive School Games offer

Inclusion and mainstream participation are central to our approach as is working with clubs to stimulate increased opportunities for disabled badminton players. We will:

  • Implement the Inclusive Club programme with the support of financial investment
  • Expand the Inclusive Club offer to players with learning difficulties
  • Provide coach and tutor development opportunities to service the player pathway
  • Implement an integrated promotion and publicity strategy across the programme

& competition

We will encourage increased participation, more regular play and enhanced performance. By 31 March 2015 we will have:

  • Provided the best major event competitions for the top Para-Badminton players in the country
  • Provided regular accessible playing opportunities nationally

To achieve this we will:

  • Deliver the annual 4-Nations Championships
  • Provide a playing circuit that sits alongside all other BADMINTON England circuit competitions with 11 events by 2014/15
  • Extend the Center Parcs National Schools Championships to include Para-Badminton
  • Include all circuit competitions on the GB ranking system

& coaching

Produce coaches that can effectively support Para-Badminton players. By 31 March 2015 we will have:

  • Increased the numbers of coaches trained to work with Para-Badminton players
  • Delivered at least two Para-Badminton coach education courses in each region by the end of 2014
  • Developed a coherent package of additional training for qualified coaches
  • Promoted the recruitment of Para-Badminton players into coaching

To achieve this we will review and refine the education and training aimed at coaches working with Para-Badminton players. Specifically we will:

  • Develop online resources for coaches working with Para-Badminton players
  • Review and refine the existing Para-Badminton coach education provision by the end of 2013
  • Identify gaps in ongoing training for coaches and develop CPD modules to bridge the gaps.

What we are doing

We aim to grow disability badminton and raise its profile. We will achieve this by:

  • Introducing disability badminton competition for schools
  • Growing the number of players in the club system, increasing diversity and profile
  • Expanding the number of competitions that are offered nationally
  • Delivering a performance programme that enables England players to achieve medals in international events
  • Ensuring that there are enough coaches and deliverers to support this activity
  • Developing strategy through a National Para-Badminton Committee including stakeholder groups

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