PPSM launches Badminton Coaches’ Education Course
Prakash Padukone Sports Management, sister concern of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy has been actively involved in different aspects of Badminton ever since inception in 2002. From conducting state, national and international level Badminton tournaments to running coaching centres for all levels of Badminton players across India, PPSM has amassed great experience thanks to its founder directors Sri Prakash Padukone and Sri Vimal Kumar who have steered the PPBA during the last 24 years. PPSM is now venturing into a crucial area of Badminton viz. Coach Education. Currently there is a great demand for quality coaches across the country. The current gap in their demand and supply is adversely impacting a lot of bright youngsters who want to get into Badminton with the hope of making it big, emulating their superstars.
PPSM’s effort initially is to put together a short term course of one week duration for Beginner Level 1 coaches who, on completion of the course would be able to train Badminton beginners the basics of Badminton and Badminton fitness. The course will have both theory and practical lessons of 35 hours’ duration spread over six days.
The course is designed by Prakash Padukone and Vimal Kumar who have decades of experience in international Badminton and coaching. Sri Balachandran T R, BWF Level 1 coach who has assisted the stalwarts in training many national and international level players at the PPBA will be the course-in- charge. Along with him will be a team of experienced coaches headed by Mr. Vijay Lancy, former Junior National Champion and Thomas Cupper, Aditya Prakash, former Junior National Champion and Youth Commonwealth Silver Medalist, Physical Conditioners and Physios who will guide the trainee coaches effectively. Needless to say, Sri Padukone, Sri Vimal and other senior coaches of PPBA will interact with the coach trainees and hold short training sessions for them.
Coaches with a minimum of collegiate / district / university level participation in Badminton can apply for this course. Those who successfully complete the course will be termed ‘PPSM Level 1 Badminton Coach’.