CLUB INFORMATION

Lightwater Junior Badminton Club

Jan 22 – Apr 22 – Joining Instructions/Information

 

Dear Parents/Carers/Members

 

Following a very challenging time for all, we are excited to be starting the 2nd half of the season in hopefully, more ‘normal’ circumstances. However, as a club, we will still be mindful of potential COVID risks going into the Winter season.

 

Our website www.lightwaterjuniorbadmintonclub.co.uk will also have all of this information on how to join the club and sessions, along with the membership form.

 

If you have any questions or need any clarification after reading these instructions, please email us at admin@lightwaterjuniorbadmintonclub.co.uk and one of the coaches or club officials will be in touch.

 

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Our club training mornings will continue to be split into two different sessions, as below. Your child(ren) will be booked onto the appropriate session most suitable for them via an email link to the Playwaze App.

Start Date:      9th January 2022

End Date:        24th April 2022

Please note, there will be no club training session on Easter Sunday, 17th April 2022.

 

Beginners/Intermediates (Aged 8-18) – 10am-11.30am

This session will focus on the fun element of badminton and gives players a chance to try the sport and/or for players who are not quite ready for competition. It will concentrate on co-ordination and skills needed in badminton. The players will learn grips, technique, different shots, footwork, scoring and play lots of fun games. New members will be initially assessed in this group.

 

Emerging/Advanced (Aged 8-18) – 11.30am-1pm

This session is designed for emerging, intermediate to advanced players who are keen to challenge themselves and will cover all areas of badminton including movement, tactics, grip changing, shot practice and match play. The players in this session will also be eligible to represent the club in local league matches and tournaments. Not suitable for beginners to the game.

 

Safety Notification Reminders

Please note, all members should adhere to the following safety notes:

  • Please ensure all outdoor shoes are changed to dry, indoor and unmarking shoes before stepping onto the court.

  • Drinks and snacks are not to be consumed on while on court (including chewing gum and lollipops).

  • When moving between courts or across the badminton hall, players should ensure they walk around the court area – not across the court while in use.

  • All court shoes should be properly tied up to ensure shoes and laces are secure to avoid tripping.

  • Players should face the net during play to avoid being hit in the eye/face with a shuttle.

  • Ensure the court is clear of all obstacles before playing.

 

Membership Subscription Fees – 2nd Half Subscription Due by 31st January 2022

Paying Your Subscription

 

Please pay via bank transfer, using the bank details below:

Account Name:                       Lightwater Junior Badminton Club

Sort Code:                               Available upon request

Account No.:                           Available upon request

Payment Reference:              [Your Child’s Name]Subs

 

Please email your payment advice to:admin@lightwaterjuniorbadmintonclub.co.uk

 

New Members – Taster Sessions

# For potential new members, we have 2 free taster sessions available so that you can decide if you wish your child(ren) to become members or not, without having to commit to joining initially.  If joining, the full membership fee for the 1st half season will be due before the 3rd weekly session is attended. Your child(ren) will be invited to the 10am sessions for initial assessment.

 

 

 

Entering the Lightwater Leisure Centre and the Sports Hall
 

  • Your child(ren) may only attend a training session if they have a confirmed booking.

  • Please do not attend the training session if you or any of your household start to feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has COVID symptoms.

  • Please note, if coaches become unavailable for COVID reasons (‘Pinged’/self-isolation), LJBC may need to cancel the sessions at short notice.

  • The Lightwater Leisure Centre may require that all who enter the venue, wear a mask until they arrive in the hall.  Please bring a mask with you.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the session start time.  Late arrivals will need to check in with Reception before being allowed entry. 

  • Please arrive already changed into your kit and bring your own racket and drink – preferably identified with your name. Please change into your playing shoes once in the hall, before going on court.

  • Parents should drop their child(ren) off at the Leisure Centre, where they will be met by one of our coaches/club officers.  They will then register their attendance and guide them into the hall.
     

How the Training Session Will Run on Each Court

  • While the COVID risk continues, your child(ren) will stay within the same group of players but will move around the courts to different activities and coaches.  Generally, the session will consist of:

  • Introduction

  • Group warm-up

  • Activity 1

  • Activity 2

  • Games

  • Cool down

  • Any shared equipment used will be sanitised between each group.

  • Your child(ren) will be asked to sanitise their hands at the beginning of the session and again afterwards, before leaving the hall and following any visits to the toilet.

  • Parents should meet their child(ren) outside the Leisure Centre.