Correction to National TV Interview: Shannon didn’t “blame the poor performance of African shuttlers on lack of government support”, but she did say that community and government support can help athletes get more exposure to reach the top. 🙂
Shannon Pohl conducted a 2 day training clinic for over 150 kids in Kampala, Uganda on her honeymoon. 239 Rackets and other equipment such as shuttlecocks, shoes, grip tapes, strings, and t-shirts were donated and distributed to kids at the clinic, schools with local badminton programs, and Right to Play schools. Thank you to Wilson Sporting Goods, and many individual donors for your support of this program.
SPBA members and new students:
Join us August 26th from 4-6 pm in the cafeteria for our annual parent /student information session!
We will be going over:
Players and Parents: Please join us in the Adversity Concession Area for an informational meeting to learn more about badminton and the SPBA!
We will be going over:
1. The New USA Badminton Jr. Ranking Tournament Structure and tournament levels (How to get a Jr. National Ranking)
2. 2017-2018 Season Calendar
3. When is an athlete ready to play tournaments?
4. How to qualify for the SPBA MW Open Regionals in May
5. How to qualify for Junior Nationals and the US Team
6. How much should an athlete train in order to achieve certain goals
7. Fitness and Nutrition
8. SPBA Class Level Structure & Fall Schedule
9. Elite Team Structure and Travel Tournaments (under 11/under 13 bronze squad and travel teams)
10. How to become a coach at USAB Jr. Events
11. HS Badminton Structure, Tryouts, State Championships, Club teams for Boys
12. Answering any questions
13. Registration open for the fall session. We accept cash or check.Registration can also be done through the website www.Shannonpohl.com.Please note we have higher than normal registration requests right now and we are working hard to get back to everyones email requests this upcoming week!
Hi everyone! Important info regarding NSO:
We look forward to hosting you today and tomorrow for the North Shore Open. Please arrive at the proper registration time for all your events. You must register for all events so we know you are in the gym.
6:00 p.m. Registration – Men’s and Women’s Singles
6:30 p.m. Play Begins for Men’s and Women’s Singles.
8:30 a.m. Registration Men’s and Women’s Doubles
9:00 a.m. Play Begins for Men’s and Women’s Doubles
12:30 p.m. Registration – Mixed doubles
1:00 p.m. Play Begins Mixed Doubles
Remember there is a 10 minute match/event default rule in effect. Please be on time for your matches. There will be a draw posted at the gym. Please wait for your matches to be called over the speaker system. Keep in mind as it is A-B-C-D drop flight that some matches can not be called until previous rounds finish so we appreciate your patience. Remember with this format guarantees three matches so please don’t leave the gym until you verify at the desk that you are done.
win your first two matches you go to A.
win then lose, go to b.
lose then win go to C.
lose your first two matches go to D.
Once you get into your category you will have a single elimination tournament with medals for first and second place in each category.
As it turns out we won’t be able to have concessions available (but we hope to have bubble tea for sale!). Please feel free to bring any food you need to the gym. If you do need to leave at some point to get food please notify the desk to make sure you don’t have a match coming up.
This year’s North Shore Open will be July 21-22, 2017
Entry Deadline: Postmarked July 6th or given/emailed to Shannon by July 11th (this has been extended fro the original July 9th date). Emailed entries must have paypal entry fee paid to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook Invite Let others know you are coming, find friends and partners attending the event!
The North Shore Open is a premier tournament at the SPBA, held every Summer. Both adults and juniors of all levels are encouraged to participate. Events are held in A-B-C-D dropflight format in women’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Awards are given to first place finishers of all flights, and a gift will be given to all participants. I hope you can join us!
A USA Badminton Umpire Clinic will be held on Friday, May 19th from 6:30-10pm at the Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy for badminton players, enthusiasts, and parents interested in learning to become a certified USA Badminton Umpire.
No prior experience needed beyond general badminton knowledge. We will train you!
This course is being held prior to the 2017 SPBA Midwest Super Regionals (May 27-29), which will serve as an excellent opportunity for trainees to have full on-court training. Register today here!
All donations are 100% Tax Deductible!
The 2017 SPBA Midwest Super Regional has attracted 373 players from 17 different states from ages 6-18! This is not only a great marketing opportunity, but a chance to help out your local badminton community and make an important regional event successful.
If you would like to make an ad in our program book, have signage or a booth at the event, or make a tax-deductible contribution, please view or Program and Sponsorship Guide. All advertisements must be placed by May 15th.
Players, Parents, Family Members, and Supporters from around the country: Make a Cheer Ad for the program book! This is great way to send good luck message to your favorite players, coaches, clubs, and teammates ! Fill out this form by May 15th.
The SPBA is thrilled to announce they will again be hosting the Midwest Super Regional on Memorial Day Weekend. This is the highest level and largest Junior National Ranking Tournament in the Midwest Region of the USA. The tournament is sanctioned by USA Badminton and is one level below Junior Nationals. It counts for 70% Junior National Ranking points, and it is the last major tournament to count for seedings for the 2017 Junior Nationals. It will also count towards qualifying for the 2018 Junior International Trials which determines the US Junior National Team to compete abroad. 369 players entered the tournament last year making this one of the biggest junior tournaments in the whole country. We expect a great turn-out again this year! Read more on our event page here.
Join our FB invitation here.
Feel free to invite your friends on FB and spread the word! Help us make this an awesome event!
The class schedule for the winter session 2 is located here. All times remain the same schedule as the Winter Session 1.
Please bring your payment (check or cash) to the last day of class this week to hold your spot for the next session. Players currently enrolled and elite squads get first priority registration. New members can register on the website here.