Solent Eagles Junior Coaching Club is a ‘Clubmark’ accredited club and takes place on Saturday Mornings at West Totton Community Centre between 9am – 2pm.
It is split into three sessions over the course of the morning based on ability and caters for all standards from first picking up a racket up to county and county development. All three sessions are run in a 3 court sports hall and every session has on average 4 qualified coaches. All sessions are done on a pay per visit basis so no big upfront fees!
Each Junior coaching session is run by Badminton England accredited coaches and on average we have 4 coaches at each session, so we have a very good coach to player ratio.
All coaches are friendly, experienced league players who are looking to help build the next generation of badminton players.
As we also have an Adult club, Juniors who need an extra challenge can be invited to adult club nights to play against Seniors. We carefully mentor Juniors who show potential to progress to County level and beyond so that they have every chance of reaching their full potential
We usually accept Juniors from the age of 7, however we will assess on a case by case basis, so please bring your child along to our Saturday session to discuss.
When joining the club we take full contact information so that we can contact parents about upcoming events and also in case of any injuries. Parents are not required to stay during the session however are welcome to. Alternatively parents are welcome to relax with a coffee and breakfast at the onsite Sports Bar, GAME ON.
To help players feel part of the club community Solent Eagles branded club T-Shirts and Hoodies are available to purchase at the club. There is no dress code, but please wear sports trainers with non-marking (white) soles.
9am-10am – £3.50 per session
In this session we focus on the basic building blocks of badminton such as the serves, basic shot-work and hand-eye co-ordination, footwork and rules. We normally ask all new players to come to this session for their first week for assessment unless we already know how they play.
10am – 11.30am – £5.00 per session
In this session we focus more on technique, placement and tactical play as well as more game like conditioning
11.30am – 1pm – £5.00 per session
This session contains our highest level players including several county and county development players. The main focus in this session is on accuracy under pressure, tactical play and speed work
Advanced Match Practice
1pm – 2pm – £2.00 per session
This new session is for our most advanced players and acts as an extra hour of pure gameplay so that they can add another hour of on court training. No coaching, just games partnering and going against coaches
Here are some links that you may find of interest
www.badmintonengland.co.uk – Home to British Badminton
www.centralsports.co.uk – Great Website for Badminton Equipment
www.carltonsports.com – A top Badminton equipment brand
www.westgatebadmintoncentre.co.uk – For information about tournaments happening in Winchester
www.hampshirebadminton.co.uk – Home to Hampshire Badminton