PODs – INVITATION ONLY

Performance Centre PODs.

Players who are not only talented but have the right/correct attitude deserve the opportunity to have more of the right training. Players from the Performance Centre have the opportunity to additional training at a three weekly PODs.
A select number of players are invited to attend a POD every third week. Providing they turn up and train hard they will be a regular POD member.
Either Lorraine or one of the PC coaches takes the sessions which are held on Friday evenings at the 360 Sports & Fitness Centre, University of Birmingham.
The PODS will consist of identified players who have committed to the PC Program, play regular Badminton England tournaments, and are doing everything they can to improve their level. Some are striving to become England International level.
POD players have shown good progress during the time they have spent with us and we would like to reward them by giving them some extra sessions in small groups by our PC coaching team.
The extra sessions will run once every three weeks, for two hours and will be geared up to develop more individual needs.
There will be a small cost of £5 per session for each player. This is heavily subsided by the West Midlands Performance Centre
Player Expectation
– Attendance at all PC/County to be good.
– Attendance at POD monthly sessions is vital
– Good Attitude and work ethic during training.
– Ability to take on board buy in to develop new techniques
– Feedback how they have played at tournaments
– Follow S and C program set on a weekly basis
– Attend regular workshops that will be put in place.
– Workshops will include
        Strength and Conditioning – Nutrition – Sports psychology
POD players must show willing to implement knowledge gained from these workshops .