Youth Badminton (7-17 years)

Youth Club - edited

Wyvern Dragons Badminton Club has several Youth Badminton Sessions on Friday evenings based at either at Wyvern Technology College, Fair Oak, Eastleigh or at The Hamble School, Hamble-le-Rice Southampton

Our aim is to coach youth players in the sport of badminton and to develop players in all aspects of the game. The main objective of each session is to ensure each player has fun! We promote attitudes towards respect and fair play throughout the club. We have a wide diversity of playing abilities amongst our members, from total beginners to experienced players. We will encourage you if you wish to train harder and learn more skills but also if you wish to enjoy the game and just have fun! We also offer 1-2-1 coaching during the session to develop specific techniques and to develop the individual player. Badminton is great sport, it develops racket skills, hand/eye coordination, team work and is a sport that you can take into later life. New players, from beginners upwards are always welcome! Coaches also have spare rackets to use if required.

In addition to helping young badminton players enjoy the game, we organise competitions with other local clubs. There are regular opportunities to enter competitions run by Hampshire Badminton at the Westgate Centre in Winchester and at some other leisure centres, with some of our members playing in competitions in Southampton and Portsmouth over the last year.

The year is broken into three fourteen week terms, which is usually run alongside the school timetable. The first session is a free trial to decide if the club and sport is for you!

Insurance

Through our affiliation to Badminton England, Wyvern Dragons Badminton Club is fully insured for third-party claims in the event of accidents that occur during training sessions and matches. In order to ensure the protection of its members, Wyvern Dragons does not play matches at unaffiliated clubs.

Coaching and Qualifications

Wyvern Dragons Badminton Club currently has two coaches that are qualified to Badminton England level two and there is always a level two coach present at every session. There is also two Assistant Coaches who support each session with the coaching and mentoring of club players.

Child Protection

All our coaches and assistant coaches have received a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enhanced check for working with children and vulnerable adults. We have a child protection officer and we adhere to the Badminton England child protection policy. The level two coaches have been on the latest Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses and the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport, Time to Listen course.

Accreditation

Wyvern Dragons Badminton Club is accredited by Badminton England and is also accredited as a Premier (ClubMark) club.

There are currently three sessions run by Wyvern Dragons Badminton Club:


6-7pm - Beginner Session - This session is suitable for complete beginners and new members. Players who show the skills and technique to reach the next level will be promoted to the development group to progress further. This session coaches a basic skill or technique.

7-8pm - Development Group - This session is suitable for players who can demonstrate a good level of skill and technique, who have the potential to progress further to the transition group. This session covers both basic and advanced skills and techniques.

7.30-8.30pm - Transition Group - This session is suitable for players who can demonstrate a advanced level of skill and technique, who have the potential to play against experienced league players. This session forms the transition between the youth groups to the adult group and involves game time against experienced league players. This session covers advanced skills, techniques and drills.

In previous years, players that have completed this session have gone on to play for Hampshire development team and Hampshire badminton squad and now represent Wyvern Dragons Badminton Senior Team.

If you are interested in joining, or would like more information please contact James Knott on 07525946035 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it