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From top player to top coach?
Date: 9/8/2021 12:54 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

Now former or current top players get the chance to take the next step in your badminton career.

Behind every player stands at least one coach. The players on the BWF World Tour and the BEC Circuit know how important it is to have the sparring partner sitting behind the court and they also know the importance of the person feeding shuttles and instructing on the court at the daily practice.

Now Badminton Europe and BWF invite players who have played – or are still playing – on BEC International Challenge level or in high level tournaments to attend the combined BWF/BEC Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Education Course.

Important know-how
The aim of the courses is to prepare the players to a future as coaches on all levels, and Senior Manager at Badminton Europe and former German National Coach, Jacob Oehlenschlaeger highlights the importance of educating players to become coaches.

- The players on this level know what it takes.

- Players, who have been playing on the highest level, have know-how about the sport, which is hard to learn from reading books.

- Getting a coach education is important for the players if they want to become really good coaches. All the knowledge they have must be turned into valuable tools for the future generations of players, which a coach education will help them with. If you look around Europe you also see many former top players now being coaches on all kind of levels and I can only encourage them to be join this course, Oehlenschlaeger said.

How to attend
If you are interested in attending the course, it is quite easy to take the next step:

The course will be held from 8th-16th November 2021 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the participants are expected to arrive on Sunday 7th November 2021.

All applications must be submitted by their National Federations, so reach out to your federation, if you are interested in attending.

For further questions contact:

Mari Carmen Casermeiro, Development and High Performance Officer, Badminton Europe

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