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					                               BADMINTON SOUTH AFRICA

                               COACHING:

                               ASSESSMENT AND COURSE
                               REQUIREMENTS


1. Director of Coaching
  1.1 A Director of Coaching is appointed by the Executive Board, following its election, to organise and
      control all aspects of coaching during its period of appointment. He/she will work in close co-
      operation with the National Coach and the Development Officer.
  1.2 Channels of written communication shall be through the Director of Coaching to BSA Headquarters.


2. Qualification of Coaches: Levels 1, 2 & 3
  2.1 Individuals should approach their own provincial associations for assessment as a coach, and
      supply it with information of any previous knowledge and relevant experience of coaching, if any.
  2.2 If prior knowledge has been obtained it should also be stated who the coach was and when the
      coaching took place. If prior experience has been obtained it should also be stated who the learners
      were and when the coaching took place.
  2.3 After successful assessment, in collaboration with the Director of Coaching and in accordance with
      the prescribed procedure and criteria hereunder, the province will give the details of the person to the
      Director of Coaching for registration on a database and issue of a certificate.
  2.4 The signature on the certificates will be of the President and the Director of Coaching.


3. Coaching/Courses in Provinces: Levels 1 & 2
  3.1 When an individual or group requires coaching or assessment in any province, a qualified Level 3
      coach in that province (if none, contact the Director of Coaching for one) should be used.
  3.2 When using any domestic coach, a province should advise the Director of Coaching about the
      course/squad.
      3.2.1 The advice is required to formalise the course, issue certificates and enter qualifying coaches
            into a “Coaches Database”.
      3.2.2 The name of the participants and the date and time of the course must be forwarded to the
            Director of Coaching.
      3.2.3 A report on the course, giving full details on an official form, is required.
  3.3 If a coach from outside any province is required, the Director of Coaching should be contacted to
      arrange this.
      3.3.1 An official written request is required, stating time, date, place, and number of participants with
            their particulars.
      3.3.2 If a specific coach is required it should be stated so, and an attempt will be made to arrange
            that coach. If that coach is not available, an alternative acceptable coach will be nominated.
      3.3.3 A report on the course, giving full details on an official form is required.
      3.3.4 Courses are planned well in advance, so requirements should be submitted early.
      3.3.5 Preference will be given to provinces that have not got any coaches qualified on the new
            structure and playing in the official Senior Inter Provincial tournament.



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4. Coaching/Courses in Provinces: Level 3
  4.1 The province must apply in writing to the Director of Coaching for assessment of this level.
  4.2 The Director of Coaching will appoint “an assessor” to evaluate the participants at a convenient time
      and place.
  4.3 BSA will be responsible for all costs of the assessors.
  4.4 The province will be responsible for arrangements and costs in respect of hall, players, meals if
      required and shuttles. However, the province may make application for assistance to the above,
      which BSA will consider should funds be available.


5. Qualification of Coaches: Level 4
  5.1 This level will only be granted on the recommendation of the Director of Coaching.
  5.2 The minimum requirement will be a person that has officiated as coach at “International Events” and
      has attended “IBF Coaching Courses”.
  5.3 The signature on these certificates will be by the Director of Coaching and the President.


6. Entry Requirements for grading
  6.1 The following are the minimum entry requirements for grading of participants that want to do
      coaching:
          Facilitator - A teacher or person that is interested in promoting Badminton.
          Level 1 –    A person that has completed a “Facilitator’s Course” or played league badminton for
                       at least two years.
          Level 2 –    A person that has completed a “Level 1 Coaching Course” or has competed in the
                       top league teams for at least three years.
          Level 3 –    A person that has completed a “Level 2 Coaching Course” or has played in a senior
                       Provincial representative team for more than three years and has coached
                       unofficially for at least five years.
  6.2 Special cases can be considered. If any person would like to coach, and does not have any of the
      above requirements, application in writing to the Director of Coaching should be done, and each case
      will be judged on merit.


7. Exit Level Requirements for grading
  7.1 The following are the minimum exit level requirements for grading of participants that want to do
      coaching:

      Facilitator / Instructor
      Knowledge of badminton structures, rules, basic strokes assessed on the basis of the “Facilitator’s
      Course” manual.
      Level 1 – Club Coach
      Knowledge of badminton structures, rules, basic strokes and footwork techniques assessed on the
      basis of the “Level 1 Coaching Course” manual.
      Playing skills to be able to demonstrate all basic stroke and footwork techniques, and to compete in
      the top league teams.
      Level 2 – Advanced Coach
      Knowledge of badminton structures, rules, advanced strokes and footwork techniques assessed on
      the basis of the “Level 2 Coaching Course” manual.
      Playing skills to be able to demonstrate all advanced stroke and footwork techniques, and to compete
      at senior provincial level.
      Coaching abilities demonstrated in acceptance for election to positions as club or junior provincial
      coach.

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        Level 3 – Provincial Coach
        Knowledge of badminton structures, rules, advanced strokes and footwork techniques assessed on
        the basis of the “Level 2 Coaching Course” manual.
        Knowledge of the principles of and techniques in generic conditioning, power, speed and endurance
        exercise; and the application abilities to draw up programs for training sessions as well as year
        plans.
.       Playing skills to be able to demonstrate all advanced stroke and footwork techniques, and to compete
        at senior provincial level.
        Coaching abilities demonstrated in coaching a “provincial squad” for at least three 2-hour sessions to
        the satisfaction of the level 3 assessor.
    7.2 Special cases can be considered. If any person would like to coach, and does not have any of the
        above requirements, application in writing to the Director of Coaching should be done, and each case
        will be judged on merit.


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