BAI joins SAI’s initiative to groom coaches/ management professionals during lockdown


The Badminton Association of India has followed the steps of (SAI) Sports Authority of India (SAI) in order to groom coaches, as the world is effected by COVID-19.

The highly interactive session, which was held on Monday l, saw an heart winning response from all over the country as 800 participants from India itself participated in the event, making it one of the highest-participated online coaching development conferences ever.

BAI’s General Secretary, Ajay Singhaniavnu said in a statement, “Badminton is one of the most played sports and the most growing Olympic sport in India. Today’s great response from coaches is a testament to that. And it gives us more motivation to continue to do such innovative reach-out programs in the future,”

Reportedly, the online program is set to get held five days a week for upcoming three weeks. Also, the entire course has been divided into 39 topics.

This is a great opportunity for coaches at various levels, so that they can interact with Elite coaches and learn from players like level, Pullela Gopichand.

The first session turned out to be a huge success as it was being conducted by Gopichand and two other foreign coaches, Agus Dwi Santoso and Namrih Suroto.

Reacting to this Gopichand said, “This is a great platform where the experience of our foreign coaches will help to sharpen the skills of coaches at all levels throughout the country. This kind of wonderful insights into coaching and basic perspectives is something nobody thought was possible in lockdown.”

The online program is focused primarily on/off badminton disciplines and various processes to develop technical skills for beginners.

As Santoso explained, “It is very important to be sleeping on time as that helps in having better oxygen flow in the blood, which, in turn, helps in a more active and energetic performance from the player in the morning. This and a nutritional breakfast are crucial components for a disciplined regimen.”

The program will be continued till 8th of next month.


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