Badminton club introduces new youth program
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.”
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.