Badminton Training by ST Badminton Academy
ST Badminton Academy delivers professional badminton coaching for our students in every badminton lesson. All training is strictly followed according to international training standards held by our experienced badminton coach.
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ST Badminton Academy Singapore
ST Badminton Academy has been providing professional badminton training in Singapore since 2007. Most of our badminton classes will be in the West areas like Jurong, Bukit Panjang, and Choa Chu Kang.
Our badminton coach focuses mainly on professional basic foundation and skill development for kids. Why focus? To us, this is the key to success for every child. A good foundation fundamental means everything in badminton.
Therefore, we have students who were successfully selected for Singapore National Team and Singapore Sports School. To make sure that all the kids get the best-undivided coaching, we limit our intake to 20 students a year in our badminton academy. Our vision is to keep building a perfect basic foundation for our students.
Footwork foundation in badminton is an important part to sustain the level of consistency, the key to success.
Skill Sets Foundation
Skills set training in badminton for kids, going by proper way of coaching can help the kids reduce tons of bad habits.
Upper Body Foundation
The upper body skill is part of the foundation technique for every player before they start picking up all the skills.
Our Intention in Foundation
Why foundation is important for kids? Simple, not only for kids, even adults when they have never learned foundation or even they have learned a little bit before, but learned wrongly, it can cause the way they hit the shuttlecock is so unnatural, so call “ugly” due to body looks stiffer, difficult to generate power, and the shuttlecock is just one step away but cannot move at all, and easily get injured due to improper ways to play badminton.
Be Smart Parents in 2023
Although we are mostly full this year 2023, we still hope parents who looking for badminton classes can find the right coach for their children. As a parent is not easy, everything has to plan for our children properly. Now Singapore badminton is raising up, tons of badminton coaches, all advertising opening classes but not sure which is good or bad. So parents please, please be the smart parent in 2023 and help your kids get the right coach. Use the Smart Parents Test to learn how to choose the right badminton coach.
Why Only Teach Professional Badminton Training
To be honest, 20 parents out of 19 are not sure how to differentiate whether the badminton training is good or bad for their kids. End up their kids learned the bad habit and spoil the kid’s future in badminton.
We cannot blame the parents too, as now the trouble is too many badminton coaches in Singapore. What kind of badminton academies, names or coaches also have as long as they are willing to pay for advertisements to look for students, parents will get into a trap if no simple knowledge of badminton classes.
Hence, we do our own responsibility as a coach and stay in focus on our badminton academy’s aim and vision which is only to teach professional badminton classes to our students. We believe in continuously producing batches of good-quality students, and more and more coaches will stand out to do the same.
Why is Our Yearly Intake Limit to 20 Students
We have ever tried to take more students 30, 40 even 50 students or more in badminton classes. And we spent so much effort trying to structure, and deploy a software system to plan the class better, including getting more assistant coaches to organize each badminton class size. End up the result of improvement for every individual student, honestly, very less improvement, and progress is slow.
Unless we randomly teach without proper tracking result in learning new skills, agility, strength, power, and understanding of game tactics. In simple words “close one’s eye”, let the student have a good sweat out and finish, that’s all. By doing this we can have an easier life in coaching, but what for? Earn that $100 of coaching fees? And spoil a kid that they really interested in badminton, not worth it. What if the student is your kid? How do you feel?
This is the reason why we limit our intake to 20 students per year. Accept for kids who are really interested in badminton. We plan to have casual badminton training for kids exploring their interests in badminton. But not now, probably in 2023 or later.
Who Will Be Teaching Our Students in Training
Our experienced badminton coach Mr.Eric Chuar will be personally held the badminton lessons from start till the end. In fact, the person who teaches your kids is playing an important role. Why? If someone who have not much experience to take care of and monitoring the students during skills training, this can lead the student in the wrong direction to develop “bad habits” in court which we hate to see.
If the student has a bad habit, our badminton coach has to waste tons of time correcting the bad habit and forcing them to learn the right foundation in badminton lessons, very hard to teach. Also, this is totally killing the student interest, equally spoiling their future. As a parent, why not just let them learn the right foundation from the beginning? Previously we have many parents who encounter these issues.
So our advice is, to get professional badminton coaching better than casual badminton classes. One-time get things right, let our students learn everything right in one shot since they are young.
What is so call Bad Habit in Badminton Coaching
In a simple explanation, you can see their certain skill pattern can be very ugly, and unnatural compared to professional badminton player standards. This ugly pattern can be causing them hard to generate power in order to play well.
Learning the wrong thing which is a bad habit in badminton lessons, can depress the student’s confidence and pause their interest right away. Imagine if you are learning something and the coaches keep saying you are doing wrong, how do you feel? give up right? This is why for our kids badminton lessons, we will take extra caution on every skill that our students learn, no bad habits are allowed.
As interest is lead to learning if either one of these is not balanced the student can be in the trouble no matter how good the lesson is. All these bad habits if the student aged from 5 to 15 still be able to change, but if older will be slightly more difficult even if they join private badminton lessons. This is why we always strictly advise our students to learn the right foundation at the youngest age.
Why No Assistant Badminton Coach in Our Badminton Training
Our improvement tracking result show assistant badminton coach can help. But the improvement is not as good as our experienced badminton coach teaches personally. Unless we found someone who has the same passion for teaching kids badminton lessons otherwise never. We never mention we are the best badminton lessons in Singapore, end up with all assistant coaches.
So for us, we do not allow assistant badminton coaches to teach foundation in our classes, especially badminton classes for kids. We want our students that have graduated from ST Badminton Academy with a solid basic foundation and skill sets. Having a piece of deep foundation knowledge of badminton is more important than everything.
Experiences in Teaching Kids Badminton Lessons
The best coach who experiences in teaching foundation in kids badminton lessons not only can help your kids improve faster, and also help you prevent your kids from learning the wrong foundation skill in badminton. To be honest, badminton coaching for kids is not as simple that just teaching the surface foundation like swing racket or footwork in badminton classes, a lot more techniques need to teach especially for kids.
Badminton classes can be easy for layman coaches if they just wanted to earn money to conduct badminton classes for kids. As they know the kids and parents know nothing about badminton. Normally we can see the badminton academy vision always mentions “help everyone improve” but end up all just a marketing label, and spoils all the kids. But to our badminton coach, we will not do this way he understands karma comes around and goes around.
So for our badminton training, we will only focus on what we are experiencing which is badminton classes for kids. We will not do something that we just “try” because of wanted to earn more money. This can mislead the student who really keen to improve, which mean cannot teach we will tell parent we are not capable, so will not waste the kid’s time with us.
Common types of Badminton Coach in Singapore
There are a few types of badminton coaches in Singapore that parents can choose from, not all the coaches are bad, but parents must monitor them closely. For example, some of the badminton academies will use their coach’s reputation, Ex National player, 20 years of experience, or something to attract students to join.
But after joining and the kid is not learning with the coach but with another assistant coach. This type of strategy commonly happens in Singapore, so parents must alert and monitor the improvement progress frequently since the training information is not given correctly.
As a parent, losing the training fees is a small issue, but due messy training methods causing the kid’s slow improvement is quite a serious issue as this might kill the interest of children if they really like badminton. Don’t because of belief in the badminton academy is because saw their player is good, so your children can be good too, no, don’t think this way, both are different things. Always remember to keep monitoring our children’s improvement results, as what we want is to keep them improving.
Experiences Badminton Coach For Beginner
If hire an experienced badminton coach for beginners who only advertises how many medals or how good they are, is that enough? No. If they don’t even put the effort into teaching the kids or pass them to an assistant badminton coach, end up student improvement will be still slow.
To us, experience in coaching is not meaning that how many medals the coach gets, is about how fast the coach can show the result of improving every student’s skills, the consistency. Especially in badminton classes for the beginner, if the student can improve within a short period of time, mean the coach has good experience in teaching beginner.
There are some coaches when teaching beginner in private badminton training even just 2 students in one class, the improvement every week can be totally zero, as the coach never plans or really think about how to help the student improve better. If the coach not planning for the students, how is the student going to improve even if parents pay for private training? So the experience and effort of the coach are very important.
Only Focusing on Structured Badminton Classes
Bringing in a new student is easy, as every one of our student’s parents will keep introducing their friends here. But to train a good player like your kids is never easy, so we only accept students when we really have a slot.
Since 2007, we have always focused on every of our student’s weaknesses, for example, skill set, and giving more guidance. We have many students that play well and will be able to play in local or overseas competitions. This will be led by our Badminton Coach Mr.Eric Chuar.
We have a few ST Badminton Academy students that have won several championships in local and international tournaments. And some of them were selected for the Singapore Sports School and National team. The local tournament is sanctioned by the respected Singapore Badminton Association. Last but not least, our badminton coaches are certified and have attended First Aid training.
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Our Vision And Values
Our vision and values in badminton training can be interesting for parents. But to us, is not easy to keep moving for years. Luckily when our students achieve a good result, we feel everything is worth it. So this is the reason why our coach treats the training like education instead of business.
Our Academy History Timeline
Every badminton academy startup is aiming to provide good badminton coaching at the same time can earn more money. But to us, we have already passed this “earning money” stage. And what we do now is, continue improving until the day we stop, and look back and enjoy the good memories with his students.
Our Coach Profile
From an active badminton player to an active badminton trainer, and becoming an active stringer for students, everything about students. Our coach Mr.Eric always likes to mention that, being the best badminton trainer is not about how many medals you get, is about how much effort you are willing to spend on your students.
Our Badminton Training Methods
Training methods can always be the same, but everyone knows we always like useful training methods instead of dead training. Every training method created by our coach can help our students improve instantly. Why? He can understand the purpose behind the training methods, which is very important.
Our Training Category
Private training which is 1 to 1 customized badminton training for parents who need their kids to have very good improvement results in a short time.
Pair training which is a group of 2 students in one training. Quickly improves the overall foundation of dedicated badminton training.
Group training of 4 students in 2 hours of training. The result of improvement might be slower. But reduce the chances of getting bad habits.
Badminton Training Intake 2023
Use the “APPLY” button to submit for new student intake application. So that we can have more data “details” to check the proper training class availability.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the overwhelming of class applications, strictly no direct call for an asking slot during this period regardless of any reason, as we cannot provide any on-the-spot solution.
Hence, all application intake must be made online, so we can have a clear picture of data to form the proper badminton class properly. Thank you!