The advice I wish I’d known sooner as a Badminton Coach


I want you to benefit from the things I've learnt from some great Badminton coaches who have given me tips, hints and advice.  Some information applies to beginners, others to coaching individuals, groups or ideas that may change your coaching philosophy.

I guarantee that they all work

11. Do not rely on Coach Education to improve your coaching

10. Cross court backhand drops are just a grip change & pull of the shoulder

9. There is more than one way to coach the same thing

8. Knowing that Saturation exists

7. Develop a long backhand before a clear

6. Coach the player (not the technique!)

5. Coach to ‘Forget’

4. How to make practice harder

3. The difference between a long smash & a clear at U12

2. Motivation is the most important factor in learning

1. Start overhead coaching in the round the head court

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