Badminton Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the establishment of the Provincial Team Program. The Provincial Team will bring together a community of Badminton Players/Athletes from across Nova Scotia to train together and compete at Atlantic Junior/Senior events as well as National Junior events hosted in Eastern Canada.
PROVINCIAL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
Badminton Nova Scotia aims to provide a developmentally attentive, supportive and healthy environment where young people can have the opportunity to enhance their Developmental Assets by building skills, relationships, values and self-perceptions that all young people need to succeed in life and badminton.
The Provincial Team Program will:
- SUPPORT young people with caring and attention.
- EMPOWER them to use their abilities to help others.
- Set reasonable BOUNDARIES AND have high EXPECTATIONS.
- Help them with recreation/sporting opportunities that make CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME.
- Spark their COMMITMENT TO LEARNING.
- Guide them toward a life based on POSITIVE VALUES.
- Help them develop SOCIAL COMPETENCIES and life skills.
- Celebrate their uniqueness and affirm their POSITIVE IDENTITY.
Badminton Nova Scotia aims to support and promote the True Sport Principles and is dedicated to the belief that good sport can make a great difference in our communities and province.
- GO FOR IT – Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others.
Discover how good you can be.
- PLAY FAIR – Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when
competition is fair.
- RESPECT OTHERS – Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and
off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
- KEEP IT FUN – Find the joy of sport and have a good time.
- STAY HEALTHY – Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities.
- INCLUDE EVERYONE – Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability.
- GIVE BACK – Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.
Badminton Nova Scotia aims to provide a Training and Development experience for Junior Badminton Players/Athletes aligned with Badminton Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Framework – Badminton for Life.
Badminton Nova Scotia aims to ensure that the Provincial Team Program provides Badminton Players/Athletes within Nova Scotia a high performance support system as well as enhancing the profile and grassroots development of the sport of Badminton across the province.
The Provincial Team Program will utilize 5 C’s for player development:
- COMMITMENT: the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
- COACH-ABILITY: the ability to be corrected and the willingness to act on that
- CONDITIONING: to put into a fit condition or state
- CONSISTENCY: The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in
quality over time.
- COMPETITIVENESS: a sense of rivalry and of striving to do one’s best as well as to outdo another
Badminton Nova Scotia aims to identify and develop the best possible Provincial Team to represent the province of Nova Scotia at annual Atlantic and National competitive events as well as the Canada Games every 4 years.
To do so requires adherence to the Provincial Team Boundaries and Expectations:
- Abide by the Laws of Badminton, the Bylaws, Rules & Regulations of Badminton Nova Scotia and those of Badminton Canada.
- Attend Scheduled Provincial Team Coaching/Training Sessions
- Train Intentionally, Deliberately & Independently (Everyone)
- Be an active and contributing member of the Provincial Team Online Training Course
through the submission of training journals, completion of online assignments and
discussions with coaches and team members in the community forums.
- Attend & Assist at BNS Junior Club Tournaments to profile/promote the sport of
badminton and provide competition for club players. (Everyone)
- Attend NSSAF Badminton Championships to inspire and enhance the profile and
grassroots development of the sport of Badminton across the province.
- Attend NS Junior (U12, U14, U16 & U23) Provincial Championships (Everyone)
- Attend Atlantic Junior (U12, U14, U16, U19, & U23) (Everyone)
- Attend Junior Elite Tournament in Moncton 16+
- Attend NS/Atlantic Senior Tournaments when possible U16+
- Attend NS Senior Provincials U16+
- Attend Atlantic Senior Championships U16+
NOTE: All Individuals who wish to be considered for selection to Badminton Nova Scotia’s Canada Games Teams (2016 or future) or receive funding to represent Nova Scotia at National competitions MUST be a member in good standing on the Provincial Team to be eligible to be named to a Canada Games final team roster or receive funding for National competitions.
- Male athletes must be 23 years and under as of December 31, 2016
- Female athletes must be 21 years and under as of December 31, 2016