Coaching Courses

Coaching Courses for Coaches

Courses for people to qualify to Lead SmashUp! sessions are:
   SmashUp! Activator: Players can also qualify through helping an existing SmashUp! Activator:  Contact HBA Coaching Co-ordinator,, for details
New Primary Resource 2017  'Racket Pack' (replaces 'Bisi')
Certificates are available on request. 

Herts Sports Partnership are running their next annual Coach Education Week February 2017


UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaching courses and Activator training


UKCC Level 1

UKCC Level 1 at Hertford Regional College (EN10 6AE)
Course Dates & Times:
Day 1: Saturday 10th February 2018 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day 2: Saturday 17th February 2018 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day 3: Saturday 24th February 2018 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Price: £225 (£215 for BE members). See application form on Coaching: Courses for Coaches section of this website 
To book onto this course Click Here or complete and return this booking form to
 The course will cost £215 for BE members and £225 for non members. 
 Grants may be obtained from several sources in Hertfordshire, usually with the requirement to provide 5-10 sessions unpaid after qualifying: your Local Authority, Herts Badminton Association and form Herts West Community Badminton Network and Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network. Contact HBA Development Coordinator Dave Bartlett for further information 
For further funding information, please visit the Sports Coach UK website. The guide can be downloaded from our website here 
UKCC Level 2 at Hertford Regional College (EN10 6AE)
Course Dates & Times:
Day 1: Saturday 10th February 2018 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day 2: Saturday 17th February 2018 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day 3: Saturday 3rd March 2018 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day 4: Saturday 7th April 2018 Assessment  

 CPD Courses for Qualified Coaches

Regional Workforce Manager, Rob Flack, would really like to hear from L1 and L2 coaches about MEDAL CPD courses to find out which courses you’d most like to attend and what time(s) during Herts Coach Education Week you’d be willing and able to attend these 3hr sessions. Please see Medal link above and click on the modules to get a description of each MEDAL courses we are currently providing. This feedback will be used to help inform the scheduling of courses during Coach Education week and onwards so please get in touch to have your say.



All Courses for people to qualify to coach comprise:
- Badminton Young Leaders Award - for mainly school sessions aimed at 16 - 19 year-olds but also useful for helping sports centre sessions and junior clubs. This, typically 4-hour course, comprises Leadership, Umpiring, Organising Tournaments, how to play and organise SmashUp! sessions.
- Badminton UKCC Level 1 course: a 3-separate-day course: details, below. Cost: Non-BE/HBA-members £225, members £215.  Possible grants - see HBA Funding webpage 
- BE Disability 4-Nations course for Level 2 coaches details on BE website
- Badminton UKCC Level 2 course: a 4-separate-day course requiring a 4-session player study: Cost: £355 BE Coaches Register member, £370 BE member, £380 non-BE Member
- Badminton UKCC Level 3 course: a course over some 6 months or more and is aimed particularly at managing other coaches.  It is required for the Performance Centre Head Coach.
- Primary and Secondary School Teachers Bisi Badminton courses (3&1/4 h) click here
These courses are organised through BADMINTON England and Badminton Development Officers  (RDO).  While those in Herts will be advertised on this website the complete list in England can be found on the BE website  For lists of:
 - all BE coming L1 and L2 courses their location and dates click here.
 - what the courses entail :  coaching course page

Coaching courses for Primary and Secondary teachers 
BADMINTON England's Bisi Badminton Resource for Primary Teachers has now been withdrawn and replaced by 'Racket Pack', see above.
Local support is provided through Herts Community Badminton Networks via Badminton Herts Development Committee.
Secondary school Teachers' Award courses are being updated but BE Coaching Department  <> may still have copies.
Level 2 Community Sport Leader Award Course
The award gives people aged 16 and over the skills needed to lead groups in safe sporting and recreational activity. It encourages participants to take responsibility for others, develops organisational and communication skills and instils confidence in people for whom leading groups in sporting activities is a new experience. The majority of the course is practical in nature with an emphasis on learning through doing, rather than through written work.
How To Coach Disabled People in Sport
More information
For further information contact HBA Coaching Co-ordinator, Brian Jackson
Coaches Continuous Professional Development Courses
Hertfordshire Sports Partnership courses:
   Safeguarding & Protecting  Children
 See the Herts Sports Partnership website for more details and booking:

101 Speed & Agility Drills – tutored by Andy Alford – Birchwood Leisure Centre
Saturday 23rd February 2013.  Cost: registered coach £54, standard price £60
  Application form 
Send application form to BE.

CPD course by Steve Bish & Paul Parham – Birchwood Leisure Centre

Sunday 24th February 2013  Click here for Youtube clip of brief final session of Steve's Deception course, February 2012 at Hitchin College.

CPD Courses for Premier (Clubmark) Clubs  their Coaches and Officials
These add quality to the BE-UKCC qualified coach and comprise a wide divesrity of courses.  The most important courses  for coaches in Clubmark clubs and Performance Centres are:
- Good Practice and Child Protection
- Equity in Your Coaching
All these and other courses, such as First Aid, are organised by Herts Sport Partnership - see their website for availability.
Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise - has your organisation signed up?

HSP website for workshops, course information and booking, click

Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

Promote Women's and Girls' Badminton  
'This Girl Can 'in Herts is back in less than 2 weeks – Monday 18th to Sunday 24th June 2018.
Create an event and get  it promoted by Herts Sport Partnership,
Then see it advertised on TGC website
Hertfordshire Senior Silver
18 August 2018 to 19 August 2018
Hertfordshire Sports Village
Singles on Saturday, Doubles Sunday
 Entry open: 03 June 2018 10:00 (GMT +01:00)
Entry deadline: 29 July 2018 23:59 (GMT +01:00)
 Tournament contact Eddie Lintott
 County Fixtures evening
Thursday 6th September  7:30pm until 10:00pm
in Birchwood Leisure Centre Sportsman's room
 Contact Graham:
Compliance with General Data Protection Regulations
All  badminton clubs, leagues and county badminton associations will need to be compliant with these EU regulations by 25 May this year. BE Head Office are preparing advisory documents and they will become available on their Governance
webpage over the coming weeks. 
MasterStrokes Badminton Coaching -  Starting 22 April
 Returning to the sport after some time out?
A social player looking to play competitively?A regular player looking to make improvements to your game?An older junior looking to step up to a senior club?Come and join us!·Sessions led by qualified and experienced coaches·A mixture of coaching and games·For those looking to take their game on to the next levelWhen: Sundays 7-9pm: Starting 22 April Where: Hertfordshire Sports Village (HSV) Cost: £10 per night (pay on the night)Interested? Email or call 07899 726909 to register


Wimbledon Summer Team Tournament 21st & 22nd July 2018

One of the best team tournaments in the badminton calendar is back in 2018 at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club.

The Wimbledon Summer Team tournament has been going for over 10 years and in that time has gone from strength to strength. It's a fabulous competitive and fun 

Team event but also a fantastic social event on the Saturday night with disco, BBQ and fancy dress.

Anyone who has played Gold or Silver Senior events, or has represented their county at Senior Level or is a Division 1, 2 club player would be eligible and enjoy this event.

Each team consists of three men and three women ranked one to three. Each team will play a minimum of five hybrid matches over the two days. A hybrid match consists of 9 rubbers ( 1 game to 21), 3 men's doubles, 3 women's doubles and 3 mixed.

Entry fee of £44 per player (£264 per team) is great value as it includes all the weekends badminton, party pass to disco and BBQ (which is great food) and a free Tournament Shirt. Cash prizes are available for at least first and second placed teams plus other prizes available.

If you are interested or want to find out more, please find attached link to the entry form 


or please contact the tournament organiser Tracy Dineen Places are limited and this is a popular event so don't delay!!