The Sports Discovery Camp sport of the week is Badminton. Badminton is close to our hearts here at Sports Discovery Camp due to our CEO's involvement in the sport. Kevin Cougler is a Level 2 certified National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coach and the Youth Director at the Woodstock Badminton Club. He coaches a wide range of different players and has a true passion in helping children improve their game!
Badminton is one of the multiple sports children can play at Sports Discovery Camp this summer. Let’s learn about the basic rules of this exciting sport:
- A badminton game can be played 1v1 or 2v2.
- To score a point the shuttlecock must hit within the parameters of the opponents court.
- If the shuttlecock hits the net or lands out of bounds then a point is awarded the other team.
- Players must serve diagonally across the net to their opponent.
- As points are won the serving stations move from one side to the other.
- There are no second serves so if your first serve doesn't make it into the playing area your opponent wins the point.
- A serve must be hit underarm and below the servers waist. No overarm serves are allowed.
- Once the shuttlecock is ‘live’ then a player may move around the court as they wish. They are permitted to hit the shuttlecock from out of the playing area.
- If a player touches the net with any part of their body or racket then it is deemed a fault and their opponent receives the point.
- The game has two rest periods coming in the form of a 90 second rest after the first game and a 5 minute rest period after the second game.
- Games are played until a team reaches the score of 21.
Sports Discovery Camp (SDC) is pleased to announce the adoption of the Shuttle Time program as developed by the World Badminton Federation (BWF) for its summer camps.
Shuttle Time is designed for badminton players who can be classified primarily as beginner or recreation players and is a global standard for the sport. Badminton Canada notes that the “sport of badminton is played by over 4 million Canadians each year. Some will play recreationally in their yards, cottages, community centres. Others will play more organized badminton through club programs and the various competition structures offered throughout the country by regional and provincial badminton organizations. However the majority of these 4 million individuals are Elementary or High School students.”
It is our goal at SDC to introduce kids to the sport of badminton and make it enjoyable. Shuttle Time will provide the necessary technical aspects of the game and our summer camp staff will provide the fun!
Play Badminton at the best summer camp around!
Take pictures of your children and their friends playing badminton and share it with us on Facebook. We always love to see children having fun and getting active with their friends!
Did you miss it? Read here theTop 5 Ways To Build Confidence Through Sports.
Help get your kids involved in sports by signing them up for our camp today!
Badminton Rules. (n.d.). Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://www.rulesofsport.com/sports/badminton.html