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Welcome to Leeds Badminton Network
School PE lessons are a great place to start playing badminton, and school teams are eligible to enter the 'Leeds schools tournament.'
Your PE department can enter this event by e-mailing Leeds Badminton directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After school clubs are the next progression, run by PE teachers or qualified coaches who can link players into feeder groups across Leeds. Feeder groups then allow Leeds Badminton to select players for Performance centre trials.
Once in the performance centre system, players will have a development plan, and are expected to enter regional and national tournaments. There will also be a link to the Yorkshire County Badminton system where coaches can nominate players for county trials; usually in September in York. Yorkshire team managers are also frequently present at local tournaments and can therefore make selections based on tournament results.
A small number of players in Yorkshire will then get selected for England Performance Teams.
NEW: Thursday night is ADULT NIGHT!
LBN are running an adult beginners class every Thursday night 6-7.30pm. It is an ideal introduction for adult players at beginner/improver levels.
The main aims are to develop strokes, movement and basic tactics along with match play. It's a fun, friendly environment so why not give it a go? £7.50 per session, pay and play!
An adult improvers/advanced class runs from 7.30-9.30pm. This session is for those who are at an intermediate level to club/county level.
The session is a higher intensity; focusing on consistency of shots, advanced tactics and match play.
£10 per session, pay and play!
NEW 'LBN Future' Groups!
Gill Topliss is now working alongside Paul Sibson to deliver an exciting new session for aspiring girls in our Network. This is an excellent opportunity for a group of 8-10 selected players to progress up our unique player pathway, with the short term goal of progressing up to Laura Mercer's 'Girls Academy'.
Venue: Leeds Badminton Centre
Jill and Brian Wallwork will also be working with 8-10 girls and 8-10 boys on a Wednesday evening 6-7.30pm as part of the 'Future group' programme.
Please note that junior beginners should now contact Paul Sibson and sessions are available on:
Saturday morning 10-11.30am OR
Monday evening 5-6pm
NEW Elite Multifeed Session!
Our head coach, Lauren Allinson, is now running a 1 hour focused multifeed session for a select group of players.
This session is aimed at those who are currently attending our Monday evening PC session, and are competing in National tournaments.
INVITATION ONLY due to restricted court space.
Please contact Lauren on 07732266805 if you would like to be considered for selection. Players are asked to pay an additional £5 for this session.
'LBN WEEKENDER 2018'
A Summer weekend training camp (Saturday/Sunday) for our performance centre players and their doubles/mixed doubles partners from outside the PC. A combination of on-court skills, technique, tactics and matchplay combined with off-court fitness/footwork. Sessions will be led by our experienced team of level 2 and 3 coaches. A team social activity and meal is also included on the Saturday evening.
WHEN: Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th July 2018
WHERE: Leeds Badminton Centre, Garforth
HOW DO I ENQUIRE: Message Lauren on 07732266805 for further details. Emails will be sent and letters will be passed to parents week beginning Monday 30th April. 20 spaces available - don't miss out!
Leeds Badminton Centre, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NX
NEW 'CLEVER KIDS' SESSIONS!
We are very excited to introduce our latest junior sessions, aimed at Primary School children from the local area. The 1 hour sessions are designed to engage our juniors in a range of fun activities with a badminton influence, yet focusing on gross and fine motor development. Jumping, throwing, catching, hand-eye coordination games and many more exciting games will feature.
Sessions will be led by coach Paul Sibson on a SATURDAY MORNING 9-10am and a WEDNESDAY evening 5-6pm.
Sessions will begin on WEDNESDAY 18th April, £7 per person.
Email: email@example.com for further information or to book your place!