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.
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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.
Join us on December 3rd, 2016 for the annual SPBA Parent/Child Badminton Tournament. Postmark deadline to enter is November 26th. This is designed to be a fun and social event with a bit of competitiveness too. Parents of badminton players… this is your chance to join in on all the fun and spend some time with your children! All ages and levels are welcome (no prior experience required). This event is open to anyone and their parent/guardian. More information and entry forms can be found here.
USA Badminton is proud to be hosting Discover
Para-Badminton; a free 2-day event for coaches and athletes on September 24th and 25th.
Badminton is a “sport for all”, including people with an impairment or disability and is now a Paralympic sport set to debut in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Para-Badminton is easy to learn and there are competitions for wheelchair and standing classes.
The Discover Para-Badminton weekend is your opportunity to come and try a sport for people of all abilities. Coaches will obtain a BWF Participation Certificate for attending this clinic.
More information can be found on our event page
or on the event flyer. Please feel free to share the information with anyone you know who might be interested! Thanks!
Saturday, August 27th
3:30-5:00 p.m.in the Adversity Concession Area.
Players and Parents: Please join us for an informational meeting to learn more about badminton and the SPBA! We will be going over:
1. USA Badminton Jr. Ranking Tournament Structure and tournament levels
2. 2016-2017 Season Calendar
3. When is an athlete ready to play tournaments?
4. How to qualify for the SPBA MW Super 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
9. Elite Team Structure and Travel Tournaments
10. HS Badminton Structure, Tryouts, State Championships
We hope this will be very beneficial to families! When players and parents have a better understanding of the different levels of our sport, they can start making goals for themselves and having a clear picture of what it takes to achieve them. Our goal is to help each individual find a training plan to help them achieve all their badminton dreams!
Enter today for the SPBA’s 7th Annual North Shore Open! The North Shore Open is a premier all-ages 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!
ENTRY FORM: Click Here
FACEBOOK INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/471857576347252/
DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by July 12 or given or emailed to Shannon with payment by July 14th. Late entry fee $10.