February

BEC 2018 Summer School

BADMINTONscotland is pleased to announce that four players will be nominated to attend the 2018 Badminton Europe Summer School. The 36th edition will take place in Podčetrtek, Slovenia from 7 – 14 July.

 

Who is it for?  

Under 17 national players (born 2002 or 2003) and national (junior) coaches Objectives:

  • To enhance international relations between U17 upcoming European talents
  • To provide new ideas and insight to coaches of national junior teams
  • To provide a forum for networking between upcoming international coaches
  • To provide new ideas and insights to upcoming international players
  • To enhance the participation of players and coaches of the developing nations in Europe and in activities of Badminton Europe

Activities:

The complete training programme is managed by 8-10 staff of experienced European Coaches. The staff are responsible for the training of the players and education of the coaches. The participating coaches are taking part in the BWF coach education level 1 or level 2. The Summer School aims to provide social interaction amongst participants as well as hard work and learning on the badminton court for the players, the coaches and the staff. Players and Coaches come from all over Europe to attend the Summer School.

What’s included?

All meals, accommodation, training, facilities, and local transport are included in the fee.

More information about the summer school can be found here Summer School 2018

Nominations

  • Players born in 2002 or 2003 are eligible for nomination
  • Players will be nominated from the BADMINTONscotland Rankings of 5th March (week number 9)
  • Four players will be nominated in the following order:
  1. Top ranked Boys Singles player
  2. Top ranked Girls Singles player
  3. Top ranked Boys Doubles player
  4. Top ranked Girls Doubles player
  • Should any player decline their nomination, the next highest ranked player in that discipline will be nominated
  • Nominations will be clarified by Chairperson of Junior Selection Committee 

Costs

BADMINTONscotland will contribute £100 to support each player’s participation.

Aside from the above contribution from BADMINTONscotland, the Summer School will be a self-funded opportunity.

Nominated players are expected to cover the fee of 450 Euros and cost of flights to Slovenia.

In seeking nomination, parents should note, please, that their son or daughter would be travelling unaccompanied; and requests for nomination are on the basis that parents accept full responsibility for their children travelling alone, or with other players.

If you wish to be considered for nomination, please email Penny Dougray (penny@badmintonscotland) on or before Monday 26 February 2018.  In the event of there being more requests than the four places available, final decisions will be based on Scottish rankings at 5 March 2018.