Last October to December, Badminton New Zealand piloted the Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award in Waikato and Hawkes Bay. The Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award objective is to develop school students aged between 15-18 years old the ability to work towards delivering badminton in school, club or association environments and transitioning from Foundation to Development Coaching. The award also allows students the opportunity to gain experience in sports leadership and badminton; and to deliver safe, fun and inclusive badminton lessons to school pupils.
The Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award covers both badminton and leadership tasks and is delivered in a modular format. The course can be broken down into 5 core modules and 2 supplementary modules which are all linked to the Shuttle Time Programme. The duration of course is flexible and can be delivered in a variety of formats to suit the needs of Schools, Teachers and Students.
5 Core Modules – 10 participants
The sessions were run for 1.5 hours for the first 4 sessions, and finished with a 2-hour final sessions.
These sessions were completed on a Tuesday evening. It was great to have the course completed over a few weeks, as it allowed the students to go away and process the information delivered in each session. At the start of the final session we had the students coach the local junior summer club.
This was extremely beneficial as every student fully engaged in the coaching session, even more so than they had when they were coaching each other.
2-Day Course – 18 participants
The 2-day course pilot for the Student Youth Leadership Programme course was well attended just before school holidays.
The course content was again well suited to the students and the module timings easily fit into the allowed time.
2 days of training for students was good, but 1 bigger day plus some follow up sessions in the following weeks is also an interesting option.
Students were delivering to each other during the course as a coach developer model – getting them coaching.
Some of the comments from the student and ST Coordinator are:
“During the course I developed many leadership skills on and off the court, and now have the tools to coach young people on Shuttle Time. And going forward this will be great for my CV”.-Priya Duggal, Hillcrest High School Hamilton
“Badminton New Zealand is very proud and excited to be partnering the Waikato Badminton Association to piloting the BWF Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award. We congratulate the Waikato Badminton Association and the students on their Shuttle Time delivery. We look forward to see them progress as Shuttle Time coaches.”- Donna Trow, Programme Manager Badminton New Zealand
Stay tune for the official launch of the Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Award.
For more information: https://shuttletime.bwfbadminton.com/youth-leadership-award
Mongolia Shuttle Time Festival
The Shuttle Time Badminton Festival held in Dornod province has gathered more than twenty local governmental agencies with its aim to promote badminton as one of the public sport for health in the country. The three-days festival in 16th, 17th and 23rd February 20
Shuttle Time Wales Passport Book
In last September, Shuttle Time Wales and Badminton Wales introduced the new Shuttle Time Wales Passport Book. The Passport Book is designed to track the progress of children that participated in the Shuttle Time activities. In addition, the passport also allows Badminton Wales to analyse and ch
Throwback on the BWF-UN Badminton For All Project
In 2017/2018, BWF-UN Badminton For All Project had undertaken the work to support the nine African countries such as Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to develop badminton activities in the countries through the Shuttle Time Programme. More than 45 tu
Shuttle Time Triple Ripple in Fiji
Badminton being a little sport in Fiji and competing against rugby, netball and volleyball, the sport has minimal to zero awareness around the 300 plus islands around the country. In this project, Fiji Badminton aimed to use BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme as a tool to establish a better working