Free Coach Development Workshops – Sept 19-26, 2015

Hi Everyone,

As you may already be aware, September 19 to 27, 2015 is National Coaches Week dedicated to celebrating the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. To recognize coaches for the integral role they play the Edmonton Sport Council, of which the EDBA is a member, has partnered with Coach Alberta and Alberta Sport Development Centre – Capital Region to offer four free coach development workshops during Coaches Week.

Last season, the EDBA had paid for its members to attend two of these workshops (Nutrition Planning, Improving mental Skills) which are now offered free during Coaches Week. Whether you are a coach or player, I hope you can take advantage of these free workshops. You can register directly by phoning the Edmonton Sport Council office at 780-497-7678 or e-mail George Multamaki at gmultamaki@edmontonsport.com. Deadline for registration is noon, Wednesday September 16. Thanks.

James Lin, P.Eng.
President, Edmonton District Badminton Association

EDBA free play (at WP Wagner) – Saturday, Sept 12, 2015

Junior Free Play – Sunday, September 13, 2015
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Location: WP Wagner (6310 Wagner Rd NW, Edmonton, AB)
Open to youths (ages 17 and under) who are current members of an EDBA junior member club.

Adult Free Play – Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: WP Wagner (6310 Wagner Rd NW, Edmonton, AB)
Open to adults (ages 18 and above) who are current members of an EDBA member club.

There is no cost to attend. Please bring your own shuttles and wear non-marking, indoor court shoes. Attendees will be required to sign in and state their club affiliation.

Canada Junior International Open – Oct 8-11, 2015

The entry deadline for the 1st Canada Junior International Open is quickly approaching. For Canadian athletes the deadline is September 4th, while for all other international athletes the deadline is September 8th.

We look forward to hosting your athletes in Calgary at the 1st Canada Junior International Open from 8-11 October 2015. The tournament will feature $15,000 US in prize money and provide valuable BWF junior ranking points.

James Lin, P.Eng.
President,
Edmonton District Badminton Association