Thank you all so much for joining us last week and giving us your feedback as we tested out the world of online badminton classes! It was so nice to see all of your friendly faces as we continue to progress together from home! We were excited by the overwhelming response last week with over 100 different participants.
Online Class Schedule:
11:00-12:30 Beginner Older Ages 11+ / Advanced Beginner
3:30-5:00 Elite Jr. Team / Intermediate
5:00-6:30 Elite Sr. Team
4:00-5:00 Beginner Younger ages 6-10
5:00-6:30 Elite Jr. Team / Intermediate
4:00-5:30 Beginner Older Ages 11+ / Advanced Beginner
5:30-6:30 Beginner Younger ages 6-10
4:30-6:00 Elite Sr. Team
6:00-7:00 Adult Class
4:00-5:30 Elite Jr. Team / Intermediate
5:30-7:00 Beginner Older Ages 11+ / Advanced Beginner
4:00-5:30 Elite Sr. Team
5:30-6:30 Beginner Younger ages 6-10
How do online badminton classes work?
One area that is commonly neglected in the pursuit of progressing as a badminton player is physical capacity. Athletes spend so much time working with their bodies that they forget to work on their bodies. Very few badminton classes have enough time for mobility development, strength and coordination training in addition to their standard curriculums.
This is a great off-season time to focus on repairing injuries, building strength, improving speed, agility and flexibility and studying your sport. COVID-19 is the off-season. It doesn’t mean we stop training, we just train differently. Use this time to help develop the physical capacities you need to help you reach your goals and maximize your potential as badminton athletes.
We mix interactive fitness training with hand-eye coordination drills, along with racket skills and most importantly badminton footwork drills. Badminton footwork is a HUGE component of the game that often doesn’t get enough attention in short classes and it’s the fastest way to improve your game. Some countries where badminton is very popular and there aren’t enough courts for everyone have students only do footwork for several years before they are even allowed to step on the court so that they can move with ease and get to the shuttle once they join the court training. As the weeks go on we may also include some discussion topics such as mental training, nutrition, strategies, rules, terminology and more depending on your level.
1 hour classes cost $10 X the number of classes you choose through May 31st.
1 and a half hour classes cost $15 X the number of classes you choose through May 31st.
How to Register:
* You can join as many days a week as you like.
* Existing students with credit do not need to register for online classes. They have already been sent the link and classes attended will be deducted from your balance in accordance to the email that was sent to you.
For all new students,
1. Email Shannon at email@example.com and let her know which classes you’d like to join this month.
2. Send payment with Zelle to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name in the memo.
3. If you are new to the SPBA, you must fill out the first 2 pages of this waiver form
and email it to email@example.com.
4. We will then email you a link for each day of the week class you’d like to join.
I’m an adult, can I sign up for online classes?
Absolutely! We’d love for you and your friends to join our Adult class on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. If you have a group of 5 or more, we can also set up a time for your group!
If you need any technical assistance just drop me an email or give me a call at 847-722-8857 and I’d be happy to help you get set up. Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you all online or on the courts soon!