Become A Coach
Our coach development structure is closely linked into Badminton Irelands’ programme which is supported by Coaching Ireland and the Badminton World Federation.
Further details of the courses above can be found by clicking on them or visiting the Badminton Ireland Website.
Coaches must maintain their qualifications by completing CPD modules worth 30 credits or more per year, see the Coaching Register page on the Badminton Ireland website for further details on this.
Details on upcoming coach education courses in Ulster will appear on the events section of the homepage and for full list of courses running across the whole of Ireland please see the Badminton Ireland Coaching Calender.
BWF Coaching Videos
On the Badminton World Federation website you can now access 48 coaching video clips with the key teaching points explained and slow motion demonstrations.
Other useful website links include
CPD for Coaches
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Whatever you’re coaching level or role, keeping up to date with best practice and continuously developing your skills is really important!
The sport of badminton is constantly evolving making CPD necessary just to keep up with developments in coaching and the sport. Because people learn in very different ways, CPD can take all sorts of formats, such as short CPD workshops and conferences, working with other coaches and mentors, as well as self-directed learning using resources available such as the internet, books, other sports etc. Although most coaches already engage in some form of CPD without really recognising it as such, Ulster Badminton are committed to provide more formal opportunities for our coaches. As an organisation we want to get to the stage where we only use the coaches who invest in their own development on our programs.
Ulster badminton are now opening all performance training sessions to coaches from Ulster to come along and watch the sessions. All qualified coaches are welcome to observe High Performance Squad and Emerging Performance Squad training provided they book a slot in advance.
There are numerous CPD opportunities available to coaches ranging from First Aid Courses to Fundamentals of Movement Workshops. You may wish to view both the UK Coaching and Coaching Ireland websites to view the generic Coaching Workshops they have on offer. Or contact your local Sports Development Officer to see what is on offer from your Council’s Sports Development Unit locally.
Working as a Coach
Coaching is a unique and rewarding career as you inspire people to start playing the game and empower them to fulfil their potential. It can provide you with a host of new skills which can be transferable into other areas of life, making it good for your personal development and career opportunities.
If you want to become a badminton coach you will need to look into gaining badminton coaching qualifications. Check out the different qualifications available.
Newly Qualified Coaches
If you are qualified as a coach and are looking at setting yourself up to work as a coach the following areas should be considered.
Keeping Up to Date
In order for any coach to remain fully qualified there are certain courses that must be taken to remain UP-TO-DATE
In order for coaches to remain up-to-date they should have completed at least one Badminton Ireland Coaching Course in the last 4 years. If this is not the case then coaches should look to complete a Badminton Ireland Refresher’s Course. Request a place on the next course by contacting the Ulster Badminton Office.
Anyone in Badminton who has contact with children is required to have attended a Child Protection Course in the last 3 years. Again if you would like to put your name down for attending an upcoming Course please contact the Ulster Badminton Office.
In addition to this all coaches/supervisors please remember to be aware of: