Badminton Association of India (BAI) Conducts a Development Program for Coaches

Badminton Association of India (BAI) to conduct the first Coaches Development Program March for grassroots coaches from across the country for 100 coaches in 4 venues in India

As part of its endeavor to bring in uniformity in grassroots coaching and develop a strong assembly line of potential stars, the Badminton Association of India in association with REC Limited and Sports Authority of India (SAI) will conduct its first-ever Coaches Development Program (Grassroot Level) for over 100 aspiring coaches in March 2024 at four venues across the country.

The 11 days program will focus on skill and knowledge enhancement of the participants around essentials of grassroots badminton coaching. These programmes will be held at the National Centre of Excellence, Guwahati, Raipur, Prakash Padukone Academy, Bengaluru, and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad from March 8-18, BAI announced in an official release.

  BAI secretary Sanjay Mishra said  “Indian badminton is on the rise and BAI has taken many steps to identify and nurture talent across the country. Grassroots level coaches play an important role in this process and the Coaches Development Program is aimed at empowering such beginner-level former players and coaches who understand the game but do not have all the experience of being a professional coach.”

 BAI has also asked all the state units to recommend four names within the age limit of 25-45 years, who have represented the state at the national or zonal level and have an interest in coaching to be eligible for the program.

Participants who will be clearing the assessment at the end of 10 days will be eligible to appear for the BAI Level 1 certification exam for coaching on the final day of the program.