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Iran on the brink of world-class Asian country status


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Badminton Asia Confederation continuously reaches out to its 41 member associations with training programs specifically conceived for the benefit of its players, technical officials and administrative staff.

These take the form of courses and clinics organized in line with the ideals of the International Olympic Committee, Badminton World Federation and the BAC. They are primarily designed to develop the overall status of the sport and provide expertise to individuals related in its participation, development, promotion and management.

The Courses cover a variety of subjects related to the sport, including Structural Development, Coach Education, and Player Development.

Recently, the Iranian National Olympic Committee and its Badminton Federation jointly played host to a 10-day Olympic Solidarity Course. Organized under the auspices of the BWF and BAC, the 2nd -11th September function, held in Tehran attracted 23 participants. – 10 men and 13 women.

The BWF Coach Level 1 Syllabus Course was conducted by Muhammad Andy Ardiansyah from the BAC.

The Course resources provided participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills in the technical, physical and tactical aspects of the sport.

The 23 Course attendees were guided through and made familiar with the primary aspects of coaching – its principles, styles, methodology, planning and evaluation.

Course moderator Muhammad Andy Ardiansyah enhanced his presentation with extensive use of video clippings to demonstrate the fundamental physical, technical and tactical elements of badminton.

“The apex body of the sport in Asia believes that such Courses as the one completed in Tehran recently help lay the foundation for the emergence of trained and qualified coaches to mould the young into technically qualified players, “ explains M. Jivananthan Nair, General Manager of the Asian Confederation at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Jiva feels that, “it is vitally important that our own database has a continuous supply of trained, qualified coaches to handle the growing demand for much expertise among member countries particularly those in West Asia and Central Asia.”

The management chief of the BAC explained that, “Iran is among the top countries in Asia earmarked by BAC to be among the next country to reach the World Class Asian Country Status.”

Badminton Asia Confederation is one of 5 continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation. Since its establishment in 1959, BAC had been successful in nurturing champions and ensuring that the talent and standard of badminton in Asia continues to grow with the sport being increasingly popular and the standard of Asian badminton at its optimum levels.