How far into your badminton journey are you? Are you just getting started, a seasoned professional or looking for opportunities to get better? If you decided to get better, would you consider getting a coach?
I'm hitting you with so many questions but maybe you'd have some for us if you were considering getting a coach.
Questions like: What makes a good coach?
Well, Jeff and I had the privilege to chat with Stuart Rowlands, who is the current National Junior Coach and Performance Manager for Badminton Australia where he’s responsible for the management of the entire National Junior Program.
Stuart also runs a comprehensive badminton program at St Peter’s College in Adelaide, where he resides, and coaches several state and national junior players privately.
Before moving to Australia, Stuart was part of the Badminton England’s National Team from 2004 to 2011.
For those of you interested in our conversation, Stuart discussed the important things to consider when developing yourself as a coach, and how his journey has contributed to the high calibre of coach that he is today. If you're interested to know what to look for in a coach, definitely give this one a listen!
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What's something you're really good at? is it badminton? Don't worry about the rest of this post if it is hahaha. Let's say it's not for now and call that skill of yours guitar playing.
I'm sure there was a point when everything seemed unnatural and yet you were compelled to learn how to play a particular song or play like that famous or very skilful guitar player you heard. This translates to most if not all skills in life and of course badminton too.