Please be informed that we completed the Primary Badminton trials today and Coach Art has selected the students to be apart of the team. To students who weren’t select, Coach Art provided feedback about common areas for students to improve in. For the G3-U students, this was mostly their serves and returns and for older students, they were not looking to change their returns (play long or short). Both groups should additionally look to work on their movement and ensure they return to the center of the court after each shot.
We encourage your child to continue playing badminton whether this is through your support at home or with an outside provider. Additionally Coach Art runs an afterschool Badminton Club which you are welcome to sign-up for next term to help your child build their skills.
Please see the final team selection below and congratulations to those who were selected. If you do not see your child’s name, I am afraid this means they weren’t selected:
|G3-U Boys||G3-U Girls|
|Ben G3||Song Long G2||Nada G2||Ga-Heun G2|
|Ken G3||Adrien G3||Bew Bew G3||Peach G2|
|Peace G3||Guy G3||Arya G3|
|Rew Rew G3||Lily G3|
|G5-U Boys||G5-U Girls|
|Bruce G5||Divyen G4||Pim Pim G4||Milliez G5|
|Gun G5||Leo X. G4||Jill G5||Praew G5|
|Jaixing G5||Lucas G4||Ninny G5||Proud Proud G5|
|Phip G5||Qing Qing G5|
A quick reminder that we are only allowed to take a total of 4 Boys and 4 Girls for each age group to the competition. Therefore please note Coach Art and myself agreed to have each team split into “Team” and “Sub” whereby students under “Team” will be apart of the main squad to go and compete. “Sub” will be used should a “Team” student be sick on the day, we will select from our subs. This allows our “Sub” students to continue to build their skills with the rest of the team and be a replacement we would be confident in their skills.
Training & Saturday Workshop:
Please note training will start as soon as we come back from the winter break and will be in the Sports Hall. Training will be during lunch on Mondays for G3-U and Tuesdays for G5-U. Please note for Gunn G5 and Phip G5 while the Football season is on, please attend Football Training on Tuesdays and Coach Art would like your child to join G3-U on Mondays. Students do not need to change for training. Additionally, we will provide rackets but your child is more than welcome to bring their own.
To ensure our students are ready ahead of the Tournament we will be running 2 Saturday Workshops closer to the Tournament date. It is mandatory that “Team” students attend and we encourage “Sub” to attend which will further their skills. These Saturday workshops will be G3-U 9am-12pm and G5-U 12pm-3pm on March 28th and April 25th. We will send reminders the week before.
Reminder of Tournament dates:
Please be reminded that the G5-U Badminton Tournament is scheduled to happen on April 28th 2020 at Berkeley. G3-U will likely be on a Saturday and we will inform you of the date as soon as it is confirmed. Closer to the date we will remind you as well as give further details about the event and what to wear.
I very much look forward to seeing the students progress under Coach Art. Happy holidays!