Coach Application for International Badminton U16 Shonai 2024

USA Badminton is now accepting applications (due Monday, March 25, 2024, 11:59 pm (one minute before MIDNIGHT, Pacific Time)) for the Coach position for the International Badminton U16 Shonai 2024 (June29-30, 2024 in Shonai, Japan).

USA is allotted one (1) U16 Boys’ Singles player and one (1) U16 Girls’ Singles player. A selection event for this tournament was held in conjunction with the 2024 YONEX SOCAL ORC.

Application Link:

All applications must be submitted through JotForm.

Who Can Apply:

This application is open to all USAB coaches who have completed the BWF online course and who are in good standing with USAB.

Applicants must be a USAB member, must be compliant with SafeSport education and must be current members of USAB in good standing and have an active (current green light) background check on file by the start of the tournament.

Per the organizer’s request, USAB is selecting one coach for this tournament. The selected coach will need to apply for the 2024-2025 USAB Coaching Pass once the application is opened.

The selected coach is responsible for providing game strategies and techniques to allow the athletes to reach their highest level of competition. The selected coach motivates the athletes and helps athletes develop sportsmanship, game appreciation, and self-esteem.

Take on roles as coach and Team Manager (if needed). E.g. coordinate with local organizers, book practice courts, manage media relations, and such.

The tournament organizers will provide a stipend for airfare and cover four (4) nights of hotel (check in on June 27; check out on July 1). The coach will cover the difference in the airfare and all other fees. USAB will not be funding this position.

Please contact if you have any questions.

The High Performance Advisory Group will review the identified pool of candidates for the Coach position and evaluate individuals based on the requirements above, as well as the criteria below. The HPAG will rank up to five (5) candidates the Coach position. The Coach will be selected based on the following factors, which are listed in no particular order:

  • Be a current personal coach of an athlete nominated to the International Badminton Shonai 2024 but able to manage conflicts of interest this may create
  • Experience working with elite athletes 
  • Experience coaching at BWF international individual or team competitions.
  • Standing of competing athlete(s) of personal coaches based on ranking and past results, including the 2023 U.S. National or Junior National Championships
  • Ability to work with multiple athletes
  • History of traveling internationally with athlete(s)
  • Proven ability to work in collaboration with USAB and other team staff

USA Badminton High Performance Advisory Group (HPAG) consists of USAB:

  • CEO
  • Coaching Director, Board of Directors
  • Director, Para-Badminton
  • Athlete Representative
  • Team USA AC Representative
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