Training to Compete
After athletes identify badminton as their primary sport and begin training up to 5 days a week in their club, they begin to look for local elite competition. Badminton Ontario offers two programs to help these athletes discover and improve their skills.
- Black Knight Junior (A) High Performance Tournament Series
- Skills Camps
Training to Competition ratio:
- 15% off court training
- 45% on court training
- 30% on court competition simulation
- 10% real competition
Black Knight Junior (A) High Performance Series
As an athlete moves from regional competition to the provincial Junior B series, they begin to advance their skills and search for higher competition. From the Junior B series (TtoT), athletes feed into the Junior (A) High Performance Series.
This series encourages competition in athletes who are training 3-6 days a week at their club. With this club training they are given off court training, on court training and on court competition simulation by their coaches.
The Junior (A) High Performance Series is a feeder system into the next level of competition, the National Junior Elite Series.
Skills Development Camps
Skills camps are offered through each District for the purpose of developing and selecting their Regional team for the Ontario Winter Games. Contact your District representative for more information on an upcoming skills development camp.
To access the full Canadian Badminton Long Term Athlete Development handbook, click here.