Methodology

Badminton is fast and energy packed explosive sport. It needs multiple physical attributes, tuned specially to its demands. We use the coaching methodology which blends the physical work capacity development model with badminton specific training to enable the player to achieve his or her optimal badminton specific sports performance. Physical work capacity model is used by many international athlete organizations, while badminton training is inspired by BWF training framework fused with inputs from top badminton players and coaches. Based on 4 core principles we strive to fine tune an athlete for its physical work capacity as well as badminton skills.

Base principles

We develop our training programs based on below principles. Based on the age group and interest level we select and prioritise these principles.

  • Enjoyment
  • Striving for improvement
  • Appropriate training
  • Do no harm

e.g for children, the principle of having fun is the most important, however for the adult beginners and amateurs “do no harm” is the main focus. It is worth noting that based on a US study, about 40% of the kids stop playing because they were not having fun, while there is a drop out rate of about 30% due to sports related injuries.

Above principles guide the specific training developed for the group or team training together. This way everyone enjoys Badminton in their own way, while being healthy and safe.

Physical work capacity

Sports performance is based on different physical attributes, collectively known as physical work capacity. There are 5 main components of physical work capacity that helps an athlete to perform at optimum level. These components are further limited by the ‘principle of allocation theory”. Each sport has different demands on each of these components e.g. running a marathon needs more endurance, while sprinting needs speed and strength. Therefore training must be designed to achieve the specific balance between them for a given sport.

motor_abilities

  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility

Badminton skills

Physical work capability defines the basic physical capability of an athlete. However, simply having high physical work capacity does not enable a person to excel in a sport. All these attributes must be tuned to meet the specific needs of each sport. e.g. a sprinter or runner might be able to run faster, but only speed cannot be used to play football.

Badminton is a high speed sports with energy pack movements, change in directions, lunges, jumps, stretches and more. They all put different demands on the body. Some of the specific needs are below

  • Badminton specific footwork
  • Agility
  • Racket grips and handling
  • Racket movement as an extension of the hand

Guided by base principles, using the model of physical work capacity, an athlete’s engine is tuned to needs of Badminton. Badminton training is adopted from the BWF training framework for a given individual or group level or training goals. Overall target is to ensure that a player’s body develops along with the demands of the higher level , while ensuring that all movements are well coordinated to have safe, progressive and fun filled games.