Coaching can be an extremely satisfying career when you see the time and energy you devote into a player who lead to major breakthroughs. Becoming a badminton coach means you need to master the game, get certified and find work.
Different employers offer different kinds of opportunities. The range of employers includes:
• Charitable sports trusts and local authorities
• Colleges and universities
• Sports councils
• Sport National Governing Bodies (NGBs)
• Private sports clubs
• Fitness centres
• Leisure facilities
Coaches may also work one-to-one with professional sportspeople on a self-employed basis and will need good results to retain clients and maintain job security.
• Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with any stream
• Strong desire and dedication to the development of young athletes to compete in the national/international level; • Excellent listening and communication skills; • Ability to work in a team as well as with little supervision/guidance; • Ability to carry out lessons in both 1:1 and group settings; • Sound knowledge of the rules
skills and strategies involved in badminton; • Ability to motivate and encourage students to push their limits; • Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
Courses to be pursued
• Coach Education Level 1: It is the most fundamental course for Badminton Coaches.
• Coach Education Level 2: Coach Level 2 is an Advanced Coaching Award catered for Badminton Coaches interested to Plan and Deliver a one year training programme.
Required to work across multiple locations and provide cover at short notice (daytime, evenings and weekends) to ensure continuity of service to the general public. Indoor athletic-oriented environment, it includes demanding physical fitness during skill demonstration and game play, with frequent intervals of running, lunging, jumping, walking, stretching, and swinging of the arms. Requires the abilities to communicate effectively, work independently, and work as part of a team.
After his retirement from competitive sports in 1991, Padukone served as the chairman of the Badminton Association of India for a short while. He also served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996.
Pullela Gopichand (born 16 November 1973) is a former Indian badminton player. Presently, he is the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 becoming the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone.