Badminton Active Start Program "SMASH"

Badminton Ontario Recognized Coaching Programs

Focus on Badminton

Active Start Smash Program

Focus on Badminton


Badminton Ontario offers a High School Coach certification program that is supported by Black Knight Canada and the Coaches Association of Canada.

The aim of this program is to focus on the technical skills involved with high school athletes, to develop coaching skills during the training portion of the clinic under guidance of the coaching staff and to improve coaching methods during the tournament portion of the clinic.

Focus Clinics offer three clinics in a series

  • Focus on Singles
  • Focus on Doubles
  • Focus on Mixed Doubles

Upon completion of all three clinics, coaches will receive their Badminton Ontario High School Coach Certification as well as their NCCP Level 1 Technical and Practical Components. Coaches must be a minimum age of 16 to participate.

The cost for each clinic is $50 and includes a Black Knight shirt, coaching manual and other resources and prizes.

Clinic Outline

  • A look at school coaching – a group approach
  • Importance of warming up – observing the athletes
  • On court – agility and footwork – assisting the coaches
  • Coaching (for singles, doubles or mixed) – this session involves hand feeding, individual analysis of athlete(s), video analysis and more
  • Tournament play – coaching a team of athletes
  • Certification phase


For more information, or if you are interested in hosting Focus Clinics in your are, please e-mail Focus Clinic Expert Wayne King.

Badminton Active Start Program



The Federation of Badminton Clubs (FBC) is partnering with the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) to offer an instructional badminton program for school kids at the ACTIVE START Level (Grade 4 to 6).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is being finalized between YRDSB and FBC as we launch this pilot program with 12 schools this year. The goal with the school Board is to implement an “ACTIVE START” Badminton program in 175 elementary schools as we ramp up our capacity for implementation. 

The VISION ==> 175 school, 24 kids per school. Introduce 4200 Children to the Sport of Badminton every year. Retain 25% to continue playing the sport through our LTAD (Long Term Athlete Developmental) model. That is 1000 more kids playing Badminton.

When I started volunteering for Badminton 4 years ago, many coaches complain that we are NOT growing the sport. FBC Board had work very hard in the last 2 years to create an environment of GROWTH for the Sport through this relationship with YRDSB.


Our ability to grow Badminton is now ONLY limited by what we are willing to do.

In order to achieve the above vision, we need your help.

FBC is looking for volunteers and coaches to assist in the program. For those seeking NCCP hours, these volunteer hours will qualify as NCCP hours. For those who do not have their NCCP and would like to obtain it, FBC will subsidize your NCCP registration fee if you volunteer in this program.

For the Private Club and Coaches, you now have access to promote your services through these programs. Our goal is to provide you an environment to promote your services so you can be an integral part of growing the sport.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email our Technical Director (Val Loker) and CC our program Director (Ann Tran). 

     •  Val Loker ==>

     •  Ann Tran ==>



The ACTIVE START Program is named ==>  SMASH 

Sport Motivated Activities to Sustain Health

This program is designed to engage school children through the sport of badminton to promote healthy active living. This proposal is for an initiative that combines the efforts of parents, educators, health care professionals and the York Region badminton community in promoting healthy active living, through health education and in playing the sport of badminton.

We believe we can assist parents and educators to use the sport of badminton as a tool for the engagement of school children in developing behaviours that will help them sustain good health now and in the future. The initiative will adopt a holistic approach in providing this through nutritional education, fitness drills and badminton instruction.

By engaging the children through the sport they will develop a desire to incorporate the practice of good nutrition and exercise in their daily lives.

Specific Objectives

• To promote a healthy active living through the sport of badminton
• Deliver a sustainable badminton program in the schools by adopting the Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) model in the SMASH program delivery
• To engage school communities of administrators/teachers/parents/students for the purpose of developing a resource base of teachers, coaches and volunteers

Pilot Program

• Target is grade 4-6 students
• Volunteer instructors from the SMASH initiative will provide training and support to the local school badminton clubs/teams and teachers
• 7-week program (1 hour per week) from April 17, 2014 to June 1, 2014
• 24 students per school/session
• 3 instructors (one main instructor with two assistants) per school
• End of program tournament between all  schools

School Requested Time Slot Address
Coledale P.S. Thursday morning 7:45-8:45 60 Coledale Rd
Greensborough P.S. Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am 80 Alfred Patterson Drive
Markham Gateway P.S. Tuesday (mornings 7:20-8:20) 30 Fonda Rd
Aldergrove P.S. Monday 3:30 -4:30 pm 150 Aldergrove Drive
James Robinson P.S. WED 3:15-4:15 confirmed 90 Robinson Street
Armadale P.S. Mon, Tues, Thurs after 3:00-4:00 11 Coppard Have
Highgate P.S. Thursday 2:50 -4:00 (FBC 35 Highgate Drive
Mount Joy P.S. Wednesday 3:15-4:15 p.m requested 281 Williamson Rd.
Central Park Friday 7:45-8:45 am 100 Central park drive
Parkview Friday after - school  
Ashton Meadows TBD 233 Calvert Rd
Coppard Glen P.S. TBD  



Philip Chow

President, Federation of Badminton Clubs