BADMINTONscotland Senior Performance Programme athletes train and compete on full time basis at the National Badminton Academy in Glasgow. The majority of athletes are also selected to be part of the Scottish Institute of Sport. All athletes receive individualised programmes and work under the guidance and receive support from the Badminton Scotland Performance Team.
Position currently vacant National Head Coach
Andy Bowman Performance Coach
Penny Dougray Head of Performance Administration
There are also a number of Scottish players who are also part of GB programme. These players train full time in Milton Keynes or in Glasgow.
Junior Development Squad
This is a performance related programme, charged with the specific goal of producing athletes capable of performing at the highest level. Players selected for this squad have the appropriate attributes (in the opinion of National Head coaches) to eventually compete and win for Scotland at Senior level and who have the potential to be selected for and to compete and win for the GB World Class programme in the future.
Each block of the national junior squad runs for approximately 3 months; and selected athletes train several times a week at one of the National training bases: National Badminton Academy, Scotstoun; Stevenson College, Edinburgh; and Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.
A list of junior national squad players can be downloaded here
Within each block of the National Junior Squad, a small number of players are offered Involvement positions. These players are integrated and take full part in each session, undertaking shadow badminton work, on-court routines, off-court conditioning work and games play.