Category: Badminton

What athletes need to say about recovery

dotsiebaushplantbasedathlete

I have seen recently an informative documentary about how a predominantly plant-based diet can help you to reach your athletic performance and I realized I have seen this message before. In the first video below you can find a guy who is mad at… Continue Reading “What athletes need to say about recovery”

Support our teachers

badminton-teachers-2020

I found an inspiring content on LinkedIn which describes the difficulties of teachers these days. I hope they can all get into a position soon which will be less challenging on the virus and more challenging on fixing the climate. Find the original post… Continue Reading “Support our teachers”

Shuttle time!

Shuttle-Time-Badminton

I thought I need to start creating content for the future collaborations with teachers in South Warrington. There is an international initiative called “Shuttle time” which aim to “Giving every child the chance to play for life”. In 2012 BWF launched Shuttle Time to the world.… Continue Reading “Shuttle time!”

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”

Layers of trust in doubles – My partner`s trust in me – part 5 of 7

Coach Frank plays Badminton

The end of the previous article: “I`m sure because we are all different, you would need other or more answers about your partner before a game. I would go with these and in the first 10 points, those answers will probably come and help to… Continue Reading “Layers of trust in doubles – My partner`s trust in me – part 5 of 7”

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”

Oversimplifying learning of skill and the anger it could cause

Mia Blichfeldt badminton athelete

I was reading about a top women singles player on BWF`s blog and got a feeling that I want to talk about impatience on the court. The process of learning a movement or a quick reaction for a situation might be easy. For some… Continue Reading “Oversimplifying learning of skill and the anger it could cause”

How impatience made me patient

badminton player in an emotional valley

I found an interesting topic at my LinkedIn Feed where Dan talking about what costs we need to pay if we want to take an opportunity. I remember when I was on the journey to get closer to my physical best, I did not… Continue Reading “How impatience made me patient”

A legend in numbers

Lin-Dan-badminton-legend

I am personally not the biggest fan of any of them. I have rather enjoyed their matches and the fuss around their rivalry. But we are all different and some of you might be interested in the statistics of their achievements. In this special… Continue Reading “A legend in numbers”

How forestry can relate to Badminton

Badminton Forest

I am learning about forestry and the layers of a forest. How is that resonates with Badminton? Let`s go through on my findings. All forest layers have an important role to help maintain the soil, exchange nutrients with other layers so all can thrive… Continue Reading “How forestry can relate to Badminton”

How to tackle climate change in badminton

Badminton legends - Lin and Lee

I am watching a lot and learning about permaculture, rainforests and the Miyawaki method and found a close connection between climate change of the planet and our changes in the world of badminton. One of the legends in Badminton, unarguably the most successful in… Continue Reading “How to tackle climate change in badminton”

Remember to enjoy the training

A S Ginting Badminton Athlete

No biggie for today, just a quick one from one of the best player on the world right now, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting having fun time at the All England and gave some important advice every one of you should consider if you want a… Continue Reading “Remember to enjoy the training”

How to handle your feelings if you`ve been tricked in badminton

Greysia Polii badminton athlete

Have you ever been tricked and been frustrated or angry after that? Do you feel foolish because of it and cannot manage your feelings? You liked what happened on court but don`t like that it happened with you? This article will help you understand… Continue Reading “How to handle your feelings if you`ve been tricked in badminton”

Meet the trick in badminton doubles never been discussed a.k.a what PVD is?

PVD badminton deception

Ever wondered during a doubles game how your opponent could be there that quick at the net? Or how they could even hit the shuttle from that position? Wonder no longer, here are the answers. What types of deceptions exist? There are 2 types… Continue Reading “Meet the trick in badminton doubles never been discussed a.k.a what PVD is?”

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?”

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)”

Strive to stay in Game Face

Anatomy - glands - badminton

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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?!”

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”

I don`t walk onto the badminton court I stride

Tony Gunawan Badminton Legend / credit/removal - shuttlers.com

“I don’t walk onto the pitch I stride… I stride because I know that from the moment I step foot on the grass I have to manage myself…I have to take control of myself…I have to own my thoughts and feelings. By doing so… Continue Reading “I don`t walk onto the badminton court I stride”

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”

Recover quicker, perform better – ATHLETE 365

athlete365 - badminton

Just a short post for today about a free online course created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about tips and good practices for quicker recovery after training sessions or competitions. They are giving out lots of useful information not limited to the adaptation… Continue Reading “Recover quicker, perform better – ATHLETE 365”

It starts when she puts her shoes on

wang shixian badminton athlete

“It starts as she puts her boots on…before she sets foot on the pitch. It has to! It has to start early so she can build momentum…a momentum of mindset and a brain ready for problem solving. A focus attuned to flexibility. Flexible because… Continue Reading “It starts when she puts her shoes on”

A short video about the practice of the game face

michael p. game face recommended for badminton players

The above video is a good representation of how a game face can work for young children. Remember, when you start creating/realizing yours, you are doing it to keep focus on the play. If you overplay it, your performance will fall back. It is… Continue Reading “A short video about the practice of the game face”

A game Face works

Viktor Axelsen Badminton Player

“It’s always the same… It really is! Time and again sports competitors underestimate the importance of having a Game Face… being deliberate and intentional with the type of personality and mental state they want to display in their performance environment. So often they can… Continue Reading “A game Face works”

The uncovered narrative can end a career

Neymar

“A young player…an 11 year old…loves Neymar. He watches Neymar all the time. He dreams of playing like Neymar. So he practices Neymar skills. He practices and practices. When he plays with his club team he pretends to be Neymar. And he gets better… Continue Reading “The uncovered narrative can end a career”

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”

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”

You have to create a memorable silhouette for the character you are going to play

Tom Hardy for mental development

“Tom, when you play the prince or the king, I want to see a king walk onstage before you even open your mouth. What does that look like?” This was what a teacher told Tom Hardy at school. He told him he needed to… Continue Reading “You have to create a memorable silhouette for the character you are going to play”

The power of words in sport

Ratchanok Intanon Badminton Athlete

“The power of words in sport… Let’s take a word. A controversial word perhaps. Let’s take the word ‘Aggression‘. Aggression is a controversial word because it contains connotations of unfair play. Of fouling. Of injuring someone. But we can we play with the word… Continue Reading “The power of words in sport”

How a legend thinks about its beloved sport

Diego Maradona

“This is probably my favourite football picture… It epitomises The Man in the Arena…a famous section of Roosevelt’s speech: “It’s not the critic that counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled…the credit belongs to the man IN the arena.”… Continue Reading “How a legend thinks about its beloved sport”

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”

Cool Down After Badminton Is Necessary, Here’s Why

Stretching after badminton

When it turns into badminton training, I always emphasize the importance of warm-up and cool down. I have found good content on Playo, which I would like to share with you about cool down after badminton. This is a long post to read and… Continue Reading “Cool Down After Badminton Is Necessary, Here’s Why”

Anatomy of a badminton athlete – Marcus Ellis

Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith badminton athletes

I have found this video couple of days ago online and would like to share some thoughts on it. First of all, it is a state of preparedness which is achievable by other humans. You can see a photo about Marcus in the video… Continue Reading “Anatomy of a badminton athlete – Marcus Ellis”

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”