SIX weeks to go to the Summer Camp 2018

The WMPC Summer Camp 2018 is just over six weeks away…..Can you believe it….?SIX weeks

It has been almost a year since the August 2017 Summer Camp and now it is six weeks away. Hopefully you have got your places booked on to the three days of four weekly training sessions. Each day consists of four hours training, guaranteed to tier you out and make you ache………..BUT more than anything it as the PC’s logo say is ‘Where badminton players just get better’. For full details and booking forms Click HERE.

So in six weeks time are you going to be there? If not why not? You do know it makes sense! Last year saw players from as far as Gwent, Norfolk, Lancashire and Essex. We have had at our Whitsun Camp, players from Cornwall and Wales so it must be good if they are coming back.

So don’t leave it SIX weeks before you book you place(s). DO IT NOW

April 2018 – Easter Camp

FYI Badminton player…….April 2018 Badminton camp over Easter.

Due to the success of previous badminton camps , the West Midlands Performance Centre is running badminton training during April 2018, over the Easter break.

The new Sport and Fitness Centre, at the University of Birmingham is the fabulous venue where the training takes place. Two hours in the morning with a break to recuperate and re-fuel, ready for the afternoon session.

If you enjoyed the last one the bookon to this one and why not bring a friend or your doubles partner.

Several coaches will be in the hall to deliver the daily programme to the various smaller groups during the day.

All the details can be found HERE along with booking forms. Places will be limited so get in quick. Booking deadline is 28 March 2018.

Level 2 Coaching Certificate

Are you looking to become a Level 2 Badminton Coach?

Then look NO further as the WMPC are hosting a UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coaching course at the University of Birmingham.

The course runs over 4 day and will at the end of the course qualify the coach to independently plan, lead and review coaching sessions and develop coaching programmes to support the development of players.

Full details about the course can be found on the Badminton England site HERE. Course dates, booking and payment details can be found HERE on the Go Membership site.

So it you are already a Level 1 coach and your are looking to progress and become a Level 2 then do it in Birmingham at the new Sport and Fitness Centre at the University of Birmingham.

Half-term Badminton Camps – February 2018

KEEP playing badminton over the February 2018 Half-term.

February 2018Just because it is half-term you don’t have to stop playing badminton or training for the sport you love. West Midlands Performance Centre is running what promises (as always) to be another successful badminton camp over the Feburary 2018 half-term.

Full details are on the site and HERE along with booking forms. The dealine for booking is Tuesday 14th February 2018. Complete the booking forms and email them to Lorraine Cole on l.m.cole@bham.ac.uk  or if you have any queries the call her on 07966 142196

In the meantime, provisional dates are in place for Easter, Whitsun and the Annual Summer training camp. Take a look HERE and put them in your diary. You do not want to miss these.

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CLOSER and CLOSER – ONE week left before the Summer Camp starts.

ONEOMG, ONE week to go………….!  Are you ready for Monday 7th August 2017 when the one and only Infamous West Midlands Performance Centre Summer Camp starts. Along with Lorraine Cole, JULIA MANN (GB and England coach) will be supporting Lorraine in the training sessions during the three week schedule. You need to be prepared to work hard as there will be NO prisoners, these sessions will be well SICK……….LOL.

If you are signed up to the camp then consider putting in to practice all that training by entering the SENIOR Bronze (where you can enter ALL three disciplines). AND/OR enter the TEAM TOURNAMENT (4 players per team with a combination of male and female), something different for the Summer……!

Comments from resent Summer Camp participates as they talk to Peter Clegg, Andy WainwrightJoe and Keerti.

All looks and sounds inviting, then don’t waste any time as there is less that one week to the camp………. Then enter yourself into one or both of the tournaments.

TWO – Weeks to GO

YES – ONLY TWO weeks left before the Summer Camp starts.

TWOTime is running out  as August 7th is less that TWO weeks away. The first day of the infamous West Midlands Performance Centre Summer Camp for 2017 is getting closer.

Lots going on in August………..!

Not only is there the three week coaching at the summer camp but there is also the TEAM Tournament on August 19th and then the SENIOR Bronze on August 20th giving you a badminton packed weekend. This weekend is where you can (in some cases) put in to practice all the skills and training that you have picked u from the likes of JULIA MANN. Yes, Julia Mann the coach that trained the GB and England players. Bringing all of her knowledge and a different coaching skills to all three week of the Summer Camp.

Less that two weeks and all this can be yours. Details along with booking forms can be found HERE.

Raw Success at recent Inter PC in Manchester

WMPC sees RAW Success with a Silver.

The PC entered two teams into the Inter PC in Manchester. For the last few years the WMPC have entered several teams into the event held over two days for the various Badminton England levels in each Performance centre. The levels being Raw, developing and Emerging.

This year was no exception. The PC sent two teams in this category. Team 1  Dan, Zafer, Rahman, Joe and Sana.Team 2 Abdur, Arush, Vaibhav, Rhea and Reva.

Format was 5 games per match, each game going to 21 plus setting, with the game order being Singles, Doubles, Singles, Doubles,Doubles. Each match would produce a winning team. All of the teams were split into groups. Team 1 in a group of three and Team 2 in a group of 4. Depending on the position achieved in the first round groups, this dictated the on which group each team went through to in the next round and consequently which position each team played for.

Team 1 first round was in a group of three teams, of three groups.. Team 2 was a similar format three groups but consisted of 4 teams..

Let pay begin. Not know what the strength of the opposition it was hard to pick the right team for each match. But saying that the idea was not necessary to win each match.(although it would have been nice), the idea is to give each player match experience. So teams picked giving each player at least one singles game.

Team 2 had some really tough opposition, the first round saw some close game wins 22-20, 21-19 and some close losses, 19-21,21-23, 21-23. They all fought for every point and concentration was key. A couple of the players I have not seen for a few months and was really impressed on their improvement. It was great to see. They got through to the second round to play for positions 4-7. Sadly the opposition were strong so we got 6th place. They did really well.

Team 1 again had some tough opposition, but managed to finish the first round as top of the group.So the second round saw them playing for one of the medal positions so RAW success was almost guaranteed. They had a sit off for the first round and watched Cumbria fall to a strong Potteries team. We played Cumbria next and bat them. So now playing for Gold or Silver the pressure was on, in what was effectively the final. The two singles games did not go as well as hoped, with heavier that expected defeats. They redeemed themselves in the first doubles. With two doubles left to play and the games score at 1-2 down we needed to win both to get gold. 17-21 saw the Potteries take the match 1-3 with the last game still to play. A close with 21-19 left Team 1 with a 2-3 defeat and Silver. Well done all on your RAW success. I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

 

Less than 1 week to go

Countdown – less than 1 week to go……… Limited places left!

1 weekLess than 1 week and it is here. In fact just a matter of days. The WMPC Summer Camp 2016 starts August 8th. Full details were released back in June for badminton enthusiasts who want to maintain their badminton over the summer.
West Midlands Performance Centre hosts their annual four week programme for badminton players. This year guest coaches include Tracy Dineen former England International player along with Fontaine Chapman current England International Player. Their sessions should not be missed. NOT booked yet then click HERE. Four weeks crammed full of badminton coaching to help you improve your game. Sessions include footwork to music, ‘S and C’ (strength and conditioning) and nutritional information for the die hard players. Loads of routines, techniques, skills, tactics and games (singles and doubles) for all.

 

Countdown continues less than 1 week to go so BOOK NOW HERE. Even though the Summer Camp starts Monday 8th you can still book on IF there are places left.

Less than 2 weeks to go……!

Countdown – less than 2 weeks to go……… Limited places left!

Less than 2 weeks before the Summer Camp 2016 starts. Information was released in June about the summer camp for badminton enthusiasts who want to continue their badminton this summer.2 weeks
West Midlands Performance Centre hosts their annual four week programme for badminton players. This year guest coaches include Tracy Dineen and Fontaine Chapman. There sessions are not to be missed so book your places HERE. The four week  programme is looking crammed full of badminton ‘hints and tip’ to help you improve your game. With footwork to music, ‘S and C’ (strength and conditioning) and nutritional information for the more serious players. Plenty of routines, techniques, skills, tactics and games both singles and doubles for all.

Summer 2016 - youtubeSome of last years players made the following comments about the camp.
Andy Wainwright (Emerging sessions four days a week). Joe and Keerti (Potential-Raw sessions two days a week). The event is hosted at the University of Birmingham, Munrow Sports Centre.
ForzaWM are sponsoring the FREE shirts this year. Part of the new 2016-2017 range of products. Deadline for FREE shirts – Friday 29th July 2016

Countdown continues less than 2 weeks to go, complete the booking form HERE.

4 – 3 – 2 – 1 Countdown

The WMPC Countdown to the Summer Camp 2016.

countdown - summer 2016

Places are limited so BOOK NOW

Countdown of 4 weeks until the WMPC Summer Camp 2016 has started. Details were released last month about the badminton camp for all badminton enthusiasts who want to improve there badminton this summer. West Midlands Performance Centre hosts a four week programme for badminton players. Details of dates and times can be found HERE. All in all, the four week programme is looking crammed full of badminton stuff to help you improve your game. Such as With footwork to music, strength and conditioning and nutritional information for the die-hard players. Then of course badminton techniques, skills, tactics, routines and games both singles and doubles games for all. WMPC have invited a few guest coaches to vary the sessions a bit.

Summer 2016 - youtubeCheck out comments from players who attended last year.
Andy Wainwright – Emerging Session four days a week,
Joe and Keerti – Potential (Raw) Sessions – two days a week.

Countdown has started so complete the booking form available HERE for the summer camp. Hosted at the University of Birmingham, Munrow Sports Centre.
Bookings confirmed before the deadline – Friday 27th July 2016 – entitle the players to a Forsa shirt from the new 2016-2017 range of products. Free shirt supplied and printed by ForzaWM.