In 2012 BWF launched Shuttle Time to the world. A schools badminton programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life, both in and out of school. BWF’s goal is to make badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports.
Shuttle Time offers school teachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success.
Shuttle Time is currently being implemented in 132 countries in partnership with BWF’s Continental Confederations and Member Associations.
Since its launch in 2012 the Shuttle Time programme has expanded considerably. Click here to view an overview of the resources that make up the programme.
Shuttle Time Wales
Badminton Wales are fully committed to engaging with the BWF Shuttle Time initiative having developed the ten week course at Sport Wales National Centre Cardiff. Badminton Wales are now aiming to roll out the initiative nationwide. Our short term aim is to make Shuttle Time available to children throughout Wales, we are ensuring all coaches and teachers are fully qualified to deliver the Teacher and Tutor courses by working under the guidance of Badminton Europe and the BWF.
In September 2018 Shuttle Time Wales introduced the new Shuttle Time Wales Passport book. The Passport book is designed to track the progress of the Shuttle Time players. When a Shuttle Time player affiliates to Badminton Wales they receive a Shuttle Time t-shirt and the Shuttle Time passport book.
The Passport book is divided into four levels.
- Level 1 includes all the skills within lessons 1-10
- Level 2 includes all the skills within lessons 11-12
- Level 3 includes all the skills within lessons 13-18
- Level 4 includes all the skills within lessons 19-22
Each skill within the Passport book has a description of the skills. When a player can complete the skill competently, they will receive a Shuttle Time Wales sticker. Once a level is complete, they can contact the National Shuttle Time Coordinator in order to purchase their Level certificate and iron on badge.
Shuttle Time Training Courses
Badminton Wales are offering all Primary and Secondary schools, Leisure Centres and Clubs in Wales the opportunity to be Shuttle Time trained by undergoing a course at no cost and delivered by Badminton Wales. The Shuttle Time program is an online lead program with over 90 video clips of all the exercises and over 20 weeks of session plans. The course will guide teachers and provide them with the knowledge to deliver the Shuttle Time sessions.
The Shuttle Time program will provide a fun and exciting experience whilst providing a challenging environment for children of all ages and ability.
To book a place on the course or if you require any further information, please do not hesitate in contacting firstname.lastname@example.org at Badminton Wales.
For an overview of the Shuttle Time initiative please click here.