Bad­minton club in­tro­duces new youth pro­gram

Tillsonburg News - - ONTARIO NEWS -

Wood­stock Bad­minton Club is run­ning an ex­cit­ing new pro­gram for youth of all skill lev­els, ages 7-17, us­ing ex­cit­ing new learn­ing styles.

“We have a very strong youth pro­gram at our club in bad­minton,” said Wood­stock Bad­minton Club’s Jayne Brew­ster.

Geared to­ward mak­ing sport fun while teach­ing the skills of bad­minton, the club hopes the youth of to­day will find a love for a sport they can play their en­tire lives.

“I think the most ex­cit­ing thing for me in run­ning the WBC Youth Pro­gram is see­ing kids set their own goals and ac­com­plish them,” said Kevin Cougler, Youth Di­rec­tor. “It is im­por­tant to the coach­ing staff that we teach the sport in a way that is en­joy­able for the kids and that they feel like they have found a sport they can call their own. I am re­ally ex­cited about the suc­cess of our new pro­gram.”

There is some­thing for ev­ery­body at the WBC’s Youth Pro­gram. There are spots for begin­ners and spots for those who want to com­pete at the high­est level of com­pe­ti­tion the sport has to of­fer.

An in­clu­sive sport, bad­minton ap­peals to kids who want to learn at their own pace, who per­haps don’t like the pres­sure that comes with more tra­di­tional team sports and who want to be di­rectly re­spon­si­ble for their own suc­cess. It is a sport that is fun to play, where life­long friends are made, and where ev­ery­one can feel ac­cepted.

The WBC Youth Pro­gram has two com­po­nents: skills devel­op­ment, where ath­letes hone their skills; and high per­for­mance, where ath­letes can take their game to a new level and com­pete in pro­vin­cial and re­gional tour­na­ments sanc­tioned by Bad­minton On­tario.

It’s the first year for the new youth sys­tem and it’s sell­ing out, but new spots will be opened as de­mand con­tin­ues to in­crease.

“This is just the be­gin­ning” says Cougler. “We would like to keep work­ing to­ward mak­ing the Wood­stock Bad­minton Club the pre­em­i­nent youth bad­minton club in south­west­ern On­tario, and we are well on our way to mak­ing this a re­al­ity.”

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The Wood­stock Bad­minton Club Youth Pro­gram is in its first year of a new sys­tem, and spots for 2019 are sell­ing out quickly. New spots will be opened as de­mand con­tin­ues to in­crease.

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