Discover Para-Badminton Clinic

USA Badminton is proud to be hosting Discover Para-Badminton;
a 2-day event for coaches and athletes.


wheelchairbadminton_smallBadminton 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.

Lead Coach: Dean Schoppe, U.S. Para-Badminton Coach
Assistant Coaches: Alistair Casey and Shannon Pohl


Saturday, Sept 24, 2016miles
• Session 1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Complimentary Lunch
• Session 2: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Session 3:
• 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The eight impairment types eligible in BWF Para-Badminton are:
1. Hypertonia: Health conditions which cause hypertonia include, but are not
limited to Cerebral Palsy(CP), stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis.
2. Ataxia: Health conditions which cause ataxia include, but are not limited to
CP, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Friedreichs ataxia and spinocerebellar ataxia.
3. Athetosis: health conditions which cause athetosis include, but are not limited
to chorea and CP.
4. Loss of limb or limb deficiency: such as results from trauma-related
amputation or congenital limb deficiency like dysmelia.
5. Impaired range of movement: health conditions which cause impaired range
of movement include, but are not limited to arthrogryposis and ankylosis and
trauma-related arthrodesis.
6. Impaired muscle power such as results from spinal cord injury, muscular
dystrophy, brachial plexus injury, spina bifida, post-polio or Guillain-Barre
7. Limb- length difference such as results from congenital dysgenes is or trauma.
8. Short stature: health conditions which cause short stature include, but are not
limited to, achondroplasia, spondophysealplasia

More information can be found at:

• Register by emailing your name, phone number, age,email, player (classification) or coach, and experience level to

• Register by emailing your name, phone number, age,email, player (classification) or coach, and experience level to

• There is no cost for training.amputee_small
Complimentary lunch will be provided on Saturday.

USA Badminton, BWF, Para-Badminton USA, and Yonex

If you or your organization are unable to attend the sessions but you’re
interested in future events or opportunities, please call USA Badminton at:
719.866.4804 or email: