Acronyms and Glossary

Glossary of Badminton & Sports related terms

A4A
Awards for All (website: http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/)
AS
Active Sports
ASM
Active Sports Manager
BAofE
Badminton Association of England Limited (now using 'BE' as product name)
BE
BADMINTON England (trading name of BAofE)
BDO
Badminton Development Officer. Now called 'Regional Officer'.
BHDC
Badminton Herts Development Committee (it includes reps from HBA, HSBA, PDMs, SDOs and HSP
BHPC
Badminton Herts Performance Centre
BIG
Badminton is Great – (previous Junior Pathway)
BISI
Badminton Into Schools Initiative  (sometimes shown as 'Bisi')
CCDP
Community Club Development Programme
CDP
County Development Plan
CPD
Continuous Professionsl Development
CSLA
Community Sports Leaders Award
CSN
Community Sports Network (each of the 10 Districts in Herts has one)
CSP
County Sports Partnership (in Herts it's 'Herts Sports Partnership')
DCMS
Department of Culture Media and Sport
DfES
Department for Education and Skills
DG
Development Group
ESF
European Social Fund
HBA
Herts Badminton Association
HSBA
Herts Schools Badminton Association (including junior club support)
HSP
Herts Sports Partnership (umbrella sports organisation)
HSV
Herts Sports Village (Hatfield)
HYG
Herts Youth Games, incorporating 12 sports  (takes place in May at HSV)
JSLA
Junior Sports Leaders Award
KPI
Key Performance Indicators
LA
Local Authority
LB
London Boroughs
LNF
Local Network Fund
LSC
Learning and Skills Council
LSP
Local Strategic Partnerships
LTAD
Long Term Athlete Development
NSJCM
National Schools & Junior Club Manager (BE)
NDD
National Development Director (BE)
PDM
Schools Partnership Development Manager
PESSCL
National Physical Education and School Sports and Club Links
PESSYP
National Physical Education and Sport Strategy for Young People
PLT
Primary Link Teacher  (each junior school has one)
RDM
Regional Development Manager (BE)
RSB
Regional Sports Board:  the government authority - based in Cambridge in the Eastern Region
SAG
Sports Action Group
SAZ
Sports Action Zone
scUK
Sports Coach UK
SDO
Sports Development Officer: usually from a Local Authority
SDU
Sports Development Unit
SE
Sport England (website: http://www.sportengland.org/)
SLUK
Sports Leaders UK (administer CSLA)
SSCo
School Sports Co-ordinator (each secondary school has one who reports to the PDM and to whom PLTs report)
SSP
School Sports Partnership
S&YB
Schools and Youth Board (BE)
WSP
Whole Sport Plan (refers to BE and all other sports will have one )
YG
Youth Games - in Herts – 'Herts Youth Games'
YST
Youth Sports Trust
 
Shuttlecock speeds
Different manufacturers have different ways of classification:

1 ----- 48 ---- 75 - slow, for use in highland
2 ----- 49 ---- 76 - medium slow, for use in hotter area
3 ----- 50 ---- 77 - medium, most sea level area
4 ----- 51 ---- 78 - medium fast, cold area
5 ----- 52 ---- 79 - fast, cold area, below sea level

 As you see above.. a tube from manufacturer A rated at 3 should be equal to a tube from manufacturer B rated at 50 and also equal to a tube from manufacturer C rated at 77.

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