Any member under 18 years old is considered a junior player and MUST be supervised by an adult at all times while at the club.  Please pick up your child(ren) promptly when lessons or supervised play is finished as the club closes and further supervision is not provided.

All junior members aged 17 or less must supply and wear protective eyewear (meeting ASTM F803 standards) at all times when on court playing doubles, regardless of event type.

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM:

Group lessons run Saturdays, September – June.   We operate skill based instruction with 10 lessons per session (September to December, January to April, and May to June).  Interested junior members must register to attend a specific class each session. All lessons are 80 minutes, except the 7 to 9 age bracket which are 60 minutes.

The groups are divided into age categories, with two different age levels during each time slot:

Fall Session Times:

 

Time

Ages

9:00AM – 10:00AM

7-9

9:00AM – 10:20AM

14+ (beginners)

10:30AM – 11:50AM

10 – 14

12:00PM – 1:20PM 

10 – 14

1:30PM – 3:30PM 

Road to OFSAA, 14+

Note: participants must qualify for the Road to OFSSA program (suitable for intermediate to advanced juniors). Assessments will be available Saturday, September 9 during the open house as well as Tuesday, September 12 7PM-8PM. You must register with the club for an assessment. You will be notified afterwards if you are accepted into the Road to OFSAA program. Junior lessons are available for all ages. Registration starts August 8th… contact the club. Early-bird discounts will apply for students that register before Sept. 8th.

Cost for Road to OFSSA:  Members $150+HST,  Non-Members $180+HST

Cost for regular junior lessons: Members: $100 + HST,   Non-Members: $130 + HST


~JUNIOR OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9  1:30PM – 3:30PM~

 

This free open house is a good opportunity for juniors to meet the coaches, play some badminton and meet other juniors. This is also an opportunity for those interested in the Road to OFSSA program to come and be assessed as this is required. Racquets and googles are provided for free during the open house for new players to try out badminton, and sign up for Fall lessons.

 

JUNIOR LESSONS PROGRAM (Fall 2017-June 2018)
SATURDAYS 9:00AM – 3:30PM

 

FALL SESSION: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
REGISTRATION: AUGUST 8 – SEPTEMBER 9
CLASSES: SEPTEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 2
CANCELLED CLASSES: OCTOBER 7, 14, 
  Road to OFSSA Program will run on Saturdays 1:30PM-3:30PM during the FALL and WINTER sessions.
WINTER SESSION: JANUARY -MARCH
REGISTRATION: DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 3
CLASSES: JANUARY 6 – MARCH 17
CANCELLED CLASSES: FEBRUARY 10
 

 

 
SPRING SESSION: APRIL – JUNE
REGISTRATION: MARCH 15- MARCH 31
CLASSES: APRIL 7 – JUNE 16
CANCELLED CLASSES: MAY 19

Our Head Coach, Jinming Lu, has over 10 years of recreational and competitive coaching experience and national tournament achievements.  He is assisted by several coaching staff certified at Level 1, and other volunteers and parents in the club.  Each coach will have a group of 4 to 8 students.

We accept cash or cheque only as payment. Confirmed Registration when payment is received.

Clean indoor-only, non-marking court shoes that are carried into the club, shorts and t-shirt, racquet and safety goggles are required.   Nylon shuttles are provided for lessons.

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS:

Junior Half Smash (currently not running…)

The Junior Half Smash Program is designed for junior members interested in improving their skills to compete in local, provincial and national tournaments.  During this program, junior members will be able to learn the advanced skills for badminton not taught during the regular Junior Program.  The level of commitment for junior players will be greater than those of the regular program.  The program is customized for the participants by the high calibre coaches who have greater years of coaching and playing experience.  There is an additional fee to join Junior Half Smash and tryouts are required.

The Road to OFSAA (September – April)

The Road to OFSAA is a new innovative program specifically focused on improving game play to help those who have played on their high school team and are aiming to compete towards OFSAA this year.  This program aims to bring junior athletes who meet the criteria to come and play together, and against/with coaches. The focus of the program will be on additional training and game play, so it is helpful when both partners join the program.

The Road to OFSAA program is an advanced program that requires an assessment of candidates by the head coach. The program is limited to 24 students. Road to OFSSA cost:  Members $150+HST  Non-Members $180+HST.

Coaches Calendar

Junior coaches can check their scheduled shifts here: http://www.kwbadminton.com/junior-lessons-staff-calendar/