Lothian Base Regional Performance Squad Trial

Badminton Scotland will be hosting an initial trial for the Lothian Base Regional Performance Squad on Saturday 9th September 2023, with spaces available from 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 dependant on demand.

The Base training programme introduces athletes to the Badminton Scotland Junior Performance Pathway, teaching athletes’ important values, standards and behaviours that will enable them to develop into better athletes and better people.

Base caters for athletes aged approximately 8-14 with these initial trials focusing particularly on younger athletes (U9-U12), however we would also consider athletes who are already achieving in U13 A or B Grade events.

This programme will develop the technical skillset of athletes as this is the foundation that they will build their game on in their later years. Alongside this, they will develop their tactical awareness as this will allow the athlete to develop their skills holistically. The mental aspect of the game is a lower priority at this stage of development; however, athletes should learn basic competencies such as learning to learn.

It is an expectation that athletes will undertake 6 hours of training per week; as well as compete in a minimum of 6 Competitions A or B grade each year if selected for the programme.

We would expect the club/coach or the parent/guardian to nominate the athlete for this trial by filling in the form via this link.

We have 32 spaces in the trial sessions therefore, we will contact all athletes who have been nominated by Tuesday 5th September informing them on whether they have been selected for the trial or not (Please do not attend the trial if you have not filled in the online form).

Please note: There is a limited number of spaces available within the Base RPS Lothian programme therefore, we would encourage any athlete to see the trial as an initial experience to learn from as we will now have regular trials twice yearly.

Trial Information

  • Date: Saturday 9th September 2023
  • Venue: Edinburgh College, Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 4DE
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:00 Or 13:00 – 15:00
  • Session Type: Practices and Matches

If you have any questions regarding the trial or would like more information on the RPS programme, please don’t hesitate to contact josh@badmintonscotland.org.uk or rps@badmintonscotland.org.uk

We look forward to seeing some of the athletes on Saturday 9th September.