Un­leash­ing cham­pi­ons

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BRIGHT KIDS -

BE­ING a cham­pion is not just about win­ning. No one un­der­stands this bet­ter than the team at Michael’s Bad­minton Academy ( MBA).

“At MBA, we de­fine cham­pi­ons as be­ing the best you can be in every­thing you do. Bad­minton is about fos­ter­ing re­la­tion­ships, in­still­ing val­ues such as teamwork, re­spect and re­silience, and build­ing a per­son’s char­ac­ter and con­fi­dence,” says K. C. Lee, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of MBA.

Back by pop­u­lar de­mand, the MBA Hol­i­day Bad­minton Camp which will take place this month sees MBA col­lab­o­rat­ing with Brain Bytes, an or­gan­i­sa­tion fo­cused on cul­ti­vat­ing a 4C- able fu­ture for in­di­vid­u­als through an em­pha­sis on communication, col­lab­o­ra­tion, cre­ativ­ity and critical think­ing skills.

“While the MBA Hol­i­day Bad­minton Camp aims to teach fun­da­men­tal bad­minton skills to begin­ners and en­hance the tech­niques of those who are more ad­vanced, we al­ways try to in­cor­po­rate off- court de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes to en­sure that our stu­dents ben­e­fit phys­i­cally and men­tally,” adds Lee.

“Shar­ing the same goal as MBA, we at Brain Bytes aim not only to aid par­tic­i­pants in strength­en­ing their phys­i­cal state, but also guide them on how to carry them­selves well to be suc­cess­ful in all as­pects of life,” says J. C. Leong, project man­ager of Brain Bytes.

In ad­di­tion to four days of spe­cialised train­ing in bad­minton skills and tech­niques by pro­fes­sional MBA coaches, campers can look for­ward to en­gag­ing ac­tiv­i­ties by Brain Bytes to en­hance their cre­ativ­ity and critical think­ing skills.

“My daugh­ter Amelia found the in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion in­ter­est­ing and had fun par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ac­tiv­i­ties,” says Malini Selva, whose six- year- old daugh­ter par­tic­i­pated in the MBA Hol­i­day Camp preview ses­sion.

“Af­ter the preview ses­sion, I im­me­di­ately signed my son up for the MBA Hol­i­day Camp in Septem­ber. Not only are we sure that our son will ben­e­fit from the tech­ni­cal and phys­i­cal as­pects of the game, we also look for­ward to him de­vel­op­ing so­cial skills,” says Chan, father of 12- year- old Chan Zhen Hao.

Open to par­tic­i­pants aged 10 to 17, the MBA Hol­i­day Bad­minton Camp will be hosted at the new MBA Port Dick­son from Sept 12 to 15.

The fee is RM599 per par­tic­i­pant, in­clu­sive of pro­fes­sional bad­minton coach­ing, cre­ativ­ity and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment work­shops, ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to sign up as soon as pos­si­ble to se­cure their places.

For more in­for­ma­tion or reg­is­tra­tion, call 03- 7803 4166, e- mail info@mba101bad­minton.com or visit www.mba101bad­minton.com.

The MBA Hol­i­day Camp aims to not only en­hance young in­di­vid­u­als’ bad­minton skills and tech­niques but also build their char­ac­ter.

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