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 

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 level
When: 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
General Data Protection Regulations Come into Force 25th May
This impacts all clubs and organisations that hold personal data. 
While Badminton England Head office will be preparing draft template policies and procedures and templates for clubs and organisations to use to comply with the new regulations you can read/download now the authoratative Information Commissioner's Office document on the background and the steps need to comply here.  
Update your Email Preferences or miss important information
Please can you remind all your members that they need to update their email preferences on the new Badminton England Go Membership system,  otherwise they will not receive any communication from them.

They should have received a generic message directly from Badminton England once you affiliated your club and all your members but Badminton England have advised that some members have not carried out this simple task.

It only takes a few minutes and  click here for a brief guide which shows members how to do this.

It is important to note that if members do not update this section they will default to “ Do Not Contact” and Badminton England will not send them any future communication. 

Colin Walker, HBA Membership Secretary