Category: Badminton Parents

An example of ACL tear – Carolina Marin

ACL-Injury-Badminton

Carolina Marin is an Olympic champion (2016 Rio), three-time World champion (2014, 2015 and 2018), four-time European champion and former World’s No. 1 in BWF rankings for women’s singles. She holds the World No. 1 title for a record number of 66 weeks. During… Continue Reading “An example of ACL tear – Carolina Marin”

It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously

ayano-hanesaki-badminton-parents

“We” (parents) are not doing the sport. “He” or “she” is. And remember that 2 percent rate for NCAA scholarships? That statistic suddenly looks like a sure thing compared to the Olympics. So, you are correct, your child is not going to the Olympics.… Continue Reading “It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously”

The central role of parents in youth sports

Drop off kid to badminton

“As coaches we need to recognise that the parents contribute a great deal and play an essential role. Without parental support, the opportunities afforded to kids to participate in youth sports become far more limited. In some cases participation is just not viable when… Continue Reading “The central role of parents in youth sports”

Helping our children navigate their return to sport

hanebado return to badminton

I found this and wanted to reblog this brilliant return guidance to sports by Gordon MacLelland. Please find the original post here. Below you can see the first part of the article. “I am sure in many houses around the world excitement is mounting… Continue Reading “Helping our children navigate their return to sport”

Our network supporting #thisgirlcan

Sunrise Badminton Network supports This Girl Can

This is an official announcement that Sunrise Badminton Network became a proud supporter of the successful This Girl Can campaign. We would like to encourage young girls to join us and take part in the courts. We believe that girls can achieve, fight and… Continue Reading “Our network supporting #thisgirlcan”

Layers of trust in doubles – Describing mutual trust – part 3 of 7

Badminton athletes for life

The end of the previous article: “If you continue using the currently failing layer, it may create an avalanche of unnecessary risk-taking and loads of bad decisions where you will lose your precious focus on the game and the most important thing makes you strong.… Continue Reading “Layers of trust in doubles – Describing mutual trust – part 3 of 7”

Why you should enter a badminton competition?

Badminton Becky - Blogger

Guys, please listen carefully to this lady, I must say I totally agree with her. Enter into a competition when you can, try yourself even if you think you are not ready for it. Losing in front of a crowd is hard for first,… Continue Reading “Why you should enter a badminton competition?”

Badminton injuries and conditions

badminton injury

Have you ever wondered when you felt a new type of pain somewhere in your body if it is serious or will it go away naturally? Have you had an agony when you felt you have a condition but not sure if it requires… Continue Reading “Badminton injuries and conditions”

The layers of trust in doubles – How layers build up – part 2 of 7 (reviewed)

Layers of trust in badminton - Sigit B.

The end of the previous article: “Let it happen. Accept your vulnerability and TRUST your partner`s abilities.“ So what layers am I talking about? When we talk about trust, we often thinking about it as a big, intangible cloud which we have or not… Continue Reading “The layers of trust in doubles – How layers build up – part 2 of 7 (reviewed)”

The layers of trust in doubles – Discovery – part 1 of 7 (reviewed)

Cai Fu Badminton Athletes at their best

On the other day, I was listening to a badminton podcasts where the participants have discussed that a good relationship is important in doubles between the players. I found that vague and I want to break it down to you to understand HOW you… Continue Reading “The layers of trust in doubles – Discovery – part 1 of 7 (reviewed)”

Instead of statements, ask questions

hanebado - famous badminton manga

I remember my teenage career when I thought there are our Local tournaments and World Championships and nothing in-between. I`ve had lots of questions about the sport, the movements, my thoughts and feelings but have afraid to say them out loud. And there was… Continue Reading “Instead of statements, ask questions”

Golly, my kid wants to play badminton! 😱 What to buy now?!

Shoe and racket for badminton

We, parents, are aware that our child could potentially try lots of sports which may require lots of different equipment before they found their favourite activity. This could be an expensive journey through the years and I would like to give you some advice… Continue Reading “Golly, my kid wants to play badminton! 😱 What to buy now?!”

Using sport and working in partnership to equip children with skills for life

Badminton BWF Shuttle Time Australia

I have recently translated an article about the ideal collaboration of the parents and coaches. I do recommend you to read the full article, it`s a long read but well worth it. Lots of situations explained about the needs of children among circumstances their… Continue Reading “Using sport and working in partnership to equip children with skills for life”

Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen

Viktor Axelsen as a child and as a badminton champion

Dear parents in badminton. I strongly suggest you read the below carefully. This is a piece of advice from a world champion who has been a child and remember that a happy, emotionally balanced childhood is more important than a childhood full of pressure,… Continue Reading “Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen”

Why talents are disappearing and a way to keep them

hanebado - famous badminton manga

“Let’s take a young footballer (but it can be a competitor from any sport). This footballer has ability…lots of talent if you’d like to use that word. And this footballer loves the game…loves nothing more than to have a ball at her feet. And… Continue Reading “Why talents are disappearing and a way to keep them”

Remember, put mindset first in badminton

Mindset of badminton

“Remember, the key is to help a player, a competitor, put mindset first. Not second, not third…but first! This is because it’s mindset that will be the most susceptible under the pressure on matchday. The brain and nervous system will fail first before the… Continue Reading “Remember, put mindset first in badminton”

How being aggressive can work on the court

Caro Marin Badminton Athelete

The above post is written by Dan Abrahams. Further information available at https://danabrahams.com/ Badminton can be an emotional rollercoaster. Players often are yelling/shouting as a form of celebration and also when they are putting effort into smashes. These can release stress, anger or anxiety and it… Continue Reading “How being aggressive can work on the court”

Is it the biggest killer of performance?

Lin Dan - Badminton athlete in a mood

“Perhaps the biggest killer of performance? Mood! “I’m not feeling it today…” “I feel a little flat…” “I feel lethargic…” In my humble opinion, mood is one of the biggest killers of performance. The biggest? I don’t know. But I know it’s one of… Continue Reading “Is it the biggest killer of performance?”

Provide space for negative thoughts and feelings

Mental preparedness can win over doubts

“It’s not a necessity to motivate players…it’s a necessity to help players motivate themselves (and each other!) Read that line. Have a think about it. A slight twist on the ordinary? A slightly different view of motivation? In my opinion a modern day motivational… Continue Reading “Provide space for negative thoughts and feelings”

Prohibited list in force

WADA prohibited doping list - badminton

Doping is something we do not support. We would rather like to educate every one of our competitors to educate themselves on this topic instead of banning it, making it a taboo. It only drives people to curiosity. They may occasionally try it and… Continue Reading “Prohibited list in force”

Badminton players learn to control the shuttle, but…

Master and Padawan

“Footballers learn to control the ball but they don’t necessarily learn to negotiate with themselves… Golfers learn to strike a ball but they don’t necessarily learn to negotiate with themselves… Tennis players learn to get across the court quickly but they don’t necessarily learn… Continue Reading “Badminton players learn to control the shuttle, but…”

The third eye of a coach

Badminton coach gives advice to its player

“You don’t know this but I saw you… …I saw you take some quiet time to yourself before the game. What were you doing? Were you picturing your Game Face like we discussed? Were you picturing the personality you wanted to be, the attitude… Continue Reading “The third eye of a coach”

How to grasp a sport mind

Sport Brain for Badminton related article

“A hypothesis: Our brain evolved to help us solve problems in order to survive in an unstable, outdoor environment, and to do so in nearly constant motion (thanks John Medina!) So what does this mean for sport? Here’s some more hypotheses stemming from the… Continue Reading “How to grasp a sport mind”

The foundation of the three amigos in badminton

Three Amigos - Sunrise Badminton Warrington

I believe many of our badminton parents have seen the movie Three Amigos which debuted in the `80s where the three actors,  Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman have shown how friends could face with real-life situations. They were unprepared to go against a bandit,… Continue Reading “The foundation of the three amigos in badminton”

Two parents talking

“I do not pay for sport – I said.”