To learn more about the badminton programme at the Glasgow School of Sport please read our Badminton Programme (PDF Format 324 Kb) leaflet.
Glasgow School of Sports Badminton Programme supports and assists pupils’ development in technical, tactical and physical aspects of badminton. This is achieved through individual and group training sessions during curricular time and after school hours.
Training is aimed around providing players with an opportunity to achieve excellence and work through a pathway of representation starting with Area Teams, National Teams and International competitions. Long-term players will aim for inclusion into West Institute of Sport as part of BADMINTONscotland’s Junior High Performance Programme and eventually join the Scottish Institute of Sport.
Training programmes are based on four key areas; Stroke Production, Specific Badminton Movement, Tactical Awareness and Physical aspects (Specific and Generic). As players move through years 1 – 6 the demands of each are adjusted to support development of each individual player.
The School of Sport badminton programme is supplemented with individual and team competition programmes at Local, National and International events. In addition to the competition programme, players have access to support in Psychology, Nutrition, and Sports Science and undergo regular fitness tests to monitor and evaluate each individual player’s progression.
Regular training camps also provide a chance for players to work on specific areas during the year to ensure maximum gains from the periodic training programmes.
The overall badminton programme has led to an experienced team of coaches providing quality planning sessions and support for each player. School of Sport High Performance Coach Craig Robertson works with some of Scotland’s best young coaches to facilitate great opportunities and maximize potential. These coaches include Iain Pringle (Assistant High Performance Coach) and Lena Robertson (Assistant High Performance Coach).