World Coaching Conference a Success

World Coaching Conference a Success
Around 100 coaches attended the BWF World Coaching Conference 2019 in Basel.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) staged its biannual World Coaching Conference during the recent TOTAL BWF World Championships and TOTAL BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, on 22-23 August.

The conference programme provided the latest information about the art of coaching young athletes, including practical sessions and formal presentations.

It continues the tradition of giving coaches at all levels access to some world-class coaches and experts within and outside our great game.

Headlining the list of guest speakers was legendary women’s doubles player now coach Zhao Yunlei, former Denmark head coach Lars Uhre, sports performance consultant and mindset coach Allistair McCaw, Korea’s para-badminton head coach Kim Myo Jung, and Penny Briscoe OBE, Director of Sport at British Paralympic Association.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer said it was fantastic to have a panel of renowned badminton experts and experts from other spheres to share key issues with our coaches.

“It has been BWF’s constant endeavour to consistently promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise worldwide.

“The ultimate aim is to provide the framework to be able to inspire our coaches to continue to develop the next badminton superstars around the world.

“In keeping with our ‘one sport, one team’ theme, it was also great that there was a session on the development of wheelchair athletes,” Høyer.

Coaches eagerly listen into a session with Lars Uhre.

The conference covered four key topics:

  • Elite Badminton Coaching
  • Sports Coaching
  • Para badminton
  • Sports Science

Please CLICK HERE to access the full conference schedule and relevant materials. The BWF has provided complete highlights of each guest speaker plus their presentation.

You can also view each presentation via our YouTube playlist.

A copy of the BWF World Coaching Conference programme can be downloaded here.