About ST Badminton Academy
ST Badminton Academy mainly for kids and teens who wanted to learn the professional way of badminton foundation.
Our Badminton Training for Kids
When mentioning badminton training for “kids”. Most parents will think that by sending their kids to join badminton classes to learn foundation from a coach and then their kids can improve after some time. But is that real? Have you seen many kids not able to improve even though they have been joining training for more than a year? The basic foundation is still not well developed. Or the improvement can be ultra slow, do you think that is because your kid’s learning speed is slow?
No, for us, we don’t think that way, in fact, some children just need more time to understand the purpose of the foundation and why they should that that way. This is where ST Badminton Academy always mentioned proper badminton foundations for kids. Our aim is to get every one of our students to build a good foundation in badminton and let them keep going for their future badminton careers.
Is ST Badminton Academy New in Singapore
We hope so, so every one of us will not be getting older, with no white hair, and no pressure. In fact, we are old, ST Badminton Academy provide badminton lessons in Singapore since 2007. In short, a business mindset turned to firm education based. Why? Because our badminton coach feels that earning a parent’s money, to teach their kids, ends up not giving consistent improvement results, but still taking money every month from their parents, is this right? No.
Feel bad, and guilty to be honest, we understand other coaches will not care about this, because if the kid cannot improve they always push back on the kid and said the kid is slow and doesn’t want to change the bad habit, etc. So they have excuses to take the money with a comfortable mindset. We don’t dare to do this as we believe karma comes around and goes around, someday our kids might fall into the same situation with this type of coach. So this is how ST Badminton Academy crosses 16 years and keeps non-stop improving overall with the same aim.
What Standard of Badminton Academy Are We
Who are we? We are just a small peanuts badminton academy that provides a proper badminton foundation to ensure every single of our students can fully learn all the skills set at the perfect stage possible. That’s why we don’t say how big we are, how good we are, or said we are Singapore’s leading badminton academy, etc. They are leading is mentioning the student quantity numbers, but maybe 200 students, only 20 students are good in the foundation or lesser, the rest of the students are spoiled by less care, monitoring, or lack of focus on individual causing the children failed on their foundation in badminton.
So, we are just a small badminton academy giving full intention on proper badminton classes for kids. We focus every, listen again, we mention “every” single student foundation whoever with us, ensures they can improve as perfectly as possible. We don’t care how slow are the students, how bad is the student’s bad habits, or how difficult to teach, we will still teach them from bad to better and to good. Parents or students who are with us, or who have already graduated or even quit, ask any one of them “are we really doing this”, we believe they will answer for us better than we keep saying how professional or how best or who we are.
What Our Badminton Lesson Do The Most
Our badminton lessons for kids will not keep telling the students to work hard but end up the problem is the coach not working hard to help the student find out the issues. For us, improvement is not just about the student’s work hard, is the coach needs to work hard to find the student’s issues and look for a solution to solve them for them, if the coach every week just brings the box of shuttlecock to training but the brain is empty, no long term plan, thinking only how to get more students instead helping current students to get better results.
This type of coach will not help the students improve, in short, such an extremely selfish person every cent count will they spend time to help the students? Obviously not.
So what our badminton classes do the most is, to find out the student’s weaknesses every individual student, and the coach has to figure out the solution in a short time and faster to help the students cure the pain point and let them continue to move forward. Many people know about our badminton coach’s character, he is the type, not the person that easily gives up, so even with how “terrible” his students are, he will still keep repeating or even nonstop explaining to ask his students change whenever he is alive. As he understands if they not doing this, his student will not improve for sure.
What Our Students About Our Badminton Coach
Our students are always afraid of our badminton coach in the beginning because his training can be tough for them. And not much fun especially at the beginning of the 6 months period, because learning the “real” professional badminton skills and foundation is not that smile and do, are really many things that need to remember, to do and extremely tiring. That is why the Term and Conditions of training are written if the kids are not able to work hard, or the kids are having a character attitude, please don’t apply.
But after 6 months times, those students who were with us started to realize why their improvement compare to other people seem like very fast. Sometimes when the student rest during the training, they will look around other courts, look at students that taught by other badminton coaches, and they found why the students also join training same time as them but until now still cannot do proper footwork, properly hit shuttlecock and many skills.
Our coach will tell them because you are improving. This is a real case for us, especially parent who always accompany their kids during our training, watch, and monitor. And at this time the students started motivated, and believe the coach, listen to our badminton coach change whatever is needed in training.
How We Do Our Badminton Training
Our badminton training is not to keep the students enjoying and take their parent’s money year by year for nothing. We need our students to follow our student badminton training roadmap to ensure all of them have their own target to focus on in every one of our classes. We agreed that badminton is just a sport that let the kids have exercise and a good sweat, but it must at least have a target to achieve so that the kids only can keep improving.
We understand that 99% of parents think that studying is important in Singapore. But to people who have deep experience and smartest people, they understand sport is part of education and its important too. Have good discipline in sports to get more healthy before you succeed in any career for your education.
So to avoid wasting parent’s time and money, this is the reason why all along until today all our students must complete quarterly, and yearly examinations and goals. Make sure they complete the proper badminton training, as proper training can help them even if they grow up in the future. We don’t owe the student, and the student can keep going with confidence. This is how we do.
How We Teach Badminton Classes for Kids
Normally when we see how people teaching badminton class, keep showing the students slow motion or explaining to the students. But in fact, the students don’t even know what the coach is talking about, so the coach will push the fault onto students because their learning speed is slow and stubborn. But this is obvious the coaching interaction and explanation methods with students are wrong. Actually, after years of teaching badminton classes, different ages of students there will need different way of explanations to make the students understand better.
ST Badminton Academy doesn’t just blindly blame the student’s learning speed is slow but we also find out if our coaching method if it’s good for the student, if good why he cannot learn? Find the solution for ourselves instead push the fault onto the students, this commonly happens everywhere. So this is how we teach our badminton class, using different ways, methods, and interactions to make sure our students understand more about what we want them to change to be better.
What Our Students Can Learn From The Training
We received a lot of feedback from the parents of the students who said that our badminton coach the training method is good, and knows how to teach. and other coaches feel they feel no good and don’t know how to teach. To be honest, the coaching method is no good or bad, as the training method is more less about the same, tons of online video teaching is all the same thing. But why the students improving results can be so different? Or is ST Badminton Academy training better? No.
Actually is just about how to lead the students can learn as much as they can. Sometimes the students cannot learn much because the coach is lack experience and does not stay updated, especially with the traditional way of teaching methods. As now technology is becoming better, everything become faster, including training methods. So normally our students can learn a lot of new training methods from us to get effective results, which means some purpose of training, but a new way of the method.
How We Help Our ST Badminton Academy Students
Many parents know that our student’s application for yearly intake is only 20 students. So we help students not just the mouth that said wanted to help, or for marketing purposes to get more students. We have a real plan to form a structure to help our students improve, to be honest with our current reputation and result, we can have more students and earn more money as a business, but why are we still restricting the intake number? Simple, we really want to help our students. Not the mouth said one thing and action is doing another thing.
Some teachers might understand this meaning, when teaching multiple students at the same time, even at different timing, do you think can you teach every one of them the task can be perfect? Definitely not possible. So 20 students are the maximum we can take, focus on every student to ensure all of them improve consistently, with structured skills and a mindset to learn. Developing a good training method is not scary, the scary and pressure matter is how to help our students nonstop getting better.
How is our Badminton Academy Reputation
When talking about ST Badminton Academy reputation, we are not sure how is our reputation outside, we don’t care about this much. What we need to focus on is how to make our students keep improving, this is already pressure enough, especially for our badminton coach. So we don’t have more time to do marketing or find more students to join us. Even if we look for more students, building a good reputation is no point for us, as our schedule is already full.
So in short, reputation good or bad is not important to us because we never do something not right to our students and their parents. We strongly believe that if we put effort into every student, and help them to get better, their parents and the students can feel, understand, and appreciate. Our badminton coach has a lot of students from kids until now they are working adults, still connected to each other as a friend. This type of relationship is much more valuable than reputation.
The Coach Behind ST Badminton Academy
When people talk about ST Badminton Academy, they must feel that we have a lot of assistant coaches and that the coaching business is so good. In fact, no, we don’t have any assistant coach since 2007 until today. The reason is we tried all these assistant coach methods, although are useful, the student can improve, but the result is still not what our badminton coach wanted to be.
We can hire as many assistant badminton coaches as we want because we have a number of kids wanted to learn badminton. But what for? Because of that few dollars of training fees? No. Our coach always thinks for long-term purposes instead of just only look at the current front of you. If we keep pushing proper badminton footwork, the whole country can have more and more good standard players coming out because all the kid’s have learned proper foundations.