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BWF National Level 1 Classifier Workshop in Vitoria, a wonderful experience
Date: 3/28/2022 12:25 PM
Published by : Tommi Saksa (BEC Staff)
A BWF National Level 1 Classifier Workshop took place in Vitoria, Spain, from 27 February to 1 March. Learn more about this workshop here.

The National Level 1 Classifier Workshop is a Para badminton-related course developed by the BWF. It is open to anyone with an interest in Para badminton and the athlete classification. The workshop does not require a background in the field of medicine or physiotherapy. 

A great initiative for all those interested in Para badminton
To encourage the delivery of tournaments at a national level, the BWF supports the development of national classifiers. BWF National Classifier Workshops are delivered at two levels.

National Classifier Level 1 & 2 Workshops consist of a combination of theory and observation sessions and are designed to support National Badminton Associations wishing to deliver Para badminton activities and tournaments in their country. 
 
A wonderful experience
12 participants from eight different countries took part in a workshop that was hosted 27 February to 1 March in Vitoria, a city in northern Spain. The participating European countries were Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, England, and Italy. 

- It was a wonderful educational and human experience that allowed me to get to know different people and the different realities of Paralympic sport in the world, stated a participant from Italy. 

- I will give feedback to my national federation and then use my knowledge to help identify potential players to compete in our national tournaments. I also wish to attend the next Level 2 workshop, commented a participant from England. 
    
The aims/objectives of the National Level 1 Workshop
  • To introduce the theory of classification in Para badminton. 
  • To introduce the Minimal Impairment Criteria and show how these are applied in Player Evaluation. 
  • To observe Player Evaluation under supervision and identify the stages and the roles of the Classifier in the process. 
BEC is supporting its Members by offering a travel grant to participate in this course.  

You can find more information regarding classifier workshops by following this link.

If you want to learn more about the new Batch Benefits from BWF Para Badminton Development Programme, click here
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