Coaches and Officials

People may be interested in improving their knowledge and skills and this can be for personal performance improvement (at any age), or to qualify as an official or coach to help others. The BE Coach Pathway is shown here  - and main courses are shown on this page and Coaching Courses for Coaches

The new BE No strings  Essentials course is an online learning course which can be completed by any level 2 coach. It takes roughly an hour to complete and all they need to do is email to request login details. Once they have completed this we send them out the coach delivery notes in the post. It’s a very good course and really helps to standardise the beginners course as well as help to promote it. For the next 12 months BADMINTON England is giving a free racket to everyone who attends an essentials course (the 8 week course that the coach delivers not the online course the coach undertakes). All a centre needs to do is set up a course and then email BE the number of participates booked onto the course before the first day. 

A list of Herts BE- Registered
coaches who may be contacted directly for help, hints and tips or formal coaching, can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Opportunities for 16 Year olds to qualify to earn from SmashUp!
 If a school runs a YLA course then their students could go on to deliver SmashUp! in their own school but if they want to deliver anywhere else they would need to do the full Activator training: details of courses soon.
New! SmashUp! Activators can, following a successful assessment, qualify either by workshop or online course,  See BE SmashUp! webpage.
Herts County Council’s advice to schools is clear: “we recommend that schools employ those coaches who meet minimum standards and are registered with CoachMark. There are advantages to badminton coaches to register with this scheme.
New Benefit for Herts Affiliated L2 Coaches 
Courts at £5/h  9-5, Monday - Friday at Birchwood Leisure Centre, click here
Coaches Login to Your BE Coaching Portal (and accreditation scheme) 

Coaches or helpers of those under 18 years, or vulnerable adults,  require a Criminal Records Bureau check, now called DBS.  See the BE webpage for current information.
Clubmark courses for Clubs and Coaches. Safeguarding & Protecting Children, etc, at Herts Sports Partnership, click here
 New BE Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, and templates  approved July17

A list of those Herts coaches that wish to advertise is shown below.
BE Find a Coach is also useful in finding qualified and registered coaches.
Current BE Coaching Courses

All courses are delivered by BADMINTON England except the BJHA which teachers can deliver themselves.

 -         Badminton Junior Helpers (BJHA course) – 14-19– 01908 268400, £6-7 per candidate plus tutor cost of £150 if not delivered by teacher

-         Young Leaders Award   13+ Can be delivered by school teachers and BE Registered coaches: requires licence to deliver and obtain courseware.
Annual licence £150 

 -         Badminton Young Officials (BYOA course) – 14-19– 01908 268400, £8-9 per candidate plus £140 tutor costs. New: HSBA affiliated clubs and organisations (e.g. schools) can use the HSBA licence from Dec2017. Contact Kevin Maughan: 

 -        SmashUp! Activator (SmashUp! Activator Training) – 17+ 01908 268400, £99 per candidate (Includes DBS & Safeguarding cost – less if already held) Alternatively, following a successful assessment, applicants qualify either by  workshop,  online course, or successful Mentoring by a current SmashUp! Activator,  See BE SmashUp! webpage.

 -         Level 1 Assistant (UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Badminton) – 16+ 01908 268400, £215 BE members, £225 Non-members (Includes a years free coaching register membership).  Level 1 coaches are insured and qualified to:

·        run a session which is written by a level 2 but they must be under the supervision of the level 2 at all times during a session and they cannot give technical or tactical coaching.

·        deliver pre written sessions by BADMINTON England independently ie kicking up a racket and BISI.

 -         No Strings Badminton Coordinator (Level 1 coach ideally – DVD Resource) – 16+ 01908 268400

 -         Level 2 Coach (UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton) 18+ 01908 268400, £355 Register Coaches, £370 BE members, £380 Non-members (Includes a year’s free coaching register membership).

 -         ESSENTIALS Coach (Online Essentials Course – Level 2 Coach) – 18+ 01908 268400, Free online course for all level 2 coaches

 -         Level 3 Coach (Performance Orientated) (UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton) 01908 268400, £750

 Teacher Training Courses:

-         BISI Primary (Teacher training for Primary School Teachers) 01908 268400, £50 per candidate

 -         BISI Secondary (Teacher training for Secondary School Teachers) 01908 268400, £50 per candidate

Courses for officials
Details for Officials Assistant, Referees and Umpires, appear on the BE website, click here.

Courses to qualify as a Coach
Can be found through the Coaching Course menu links on the left, or click here 

Personal Performance
Sports Centres often run courses for groups either organised by themselves or through other agencies such as individual coaches - see list below, Herts Badminton Association, BADMINTON England or Herts Sport Partnjership.  See the link for Sports Centres, on the left, for contact details.

Individual Coaching from Coaches
Below is a list of Herts coaches that are happy to show their details here.  They may be contacted directly.  However, for other coaches that are Registered but not shown, then please contact HBA Coaching Co-ordinator, Brian Jackson.   A key to the meaning of the Grades is at the bottom of the table.
 coaches who may be contacted directly
Town name1 name2 county Phone e-mail Grade 
Amersham Frances Morrison Bucks 07979 242240 AC, Level 1 & 2 Course Tutor-Assessor
Bishops Stortford Mr P Barton Herts 01279 654464 L
Broxbourne (countywide) Ian Robinson Herts 07906 461053 UKCC L2
Codicote Mrs J MacFarlane Herts 01438 820710
Dane End Mr B Jackson Herts 01920 438561 L2 and County Coaching Co-ordinator
Flamstead, nr St Albans Dave Westwood Herts 01582 841287 CP1
Harpenden Martin Wood Herts 01582 763016 07715 108680
Hatfield Chris Fisher Herts 01707 262702 L2
Goffs Oak (Hertford) Phil Hammond Herts 07740 648 183 L2
Hertford Mr N Blake Herts

Doug Clark Herts 01920 462279 L2
Mrs HJ Levins Herts 01992 558491
Jim Robson Herts 01992 503780 Jim
Mrs P Walker Herts

Hitchin Anthony Searle Herts 01462 436297
Mr R Green Herts 01462 640647 L2
Hoddesdon Mr C Meadows Herts  
Knebworth Philip Gray Herts 01438 235438 Email
see also
Letchworth Jonathan Pancutt Herts 01462 624314
Potters Bar Ken Winchester Herts

Mrs Marion Conway Herts 01707 652061 L
Rickmansworth Richard Doling Herts 07946 533773
St Albans

Mr Keith Burns Herts 07904 129313 I


Mr Steve Willis Herts 01727 760376
Stanstead Abbotts Mr J Monk Herts 01920 870149
Stevenage David  Brown Herts 07880 731688 UKCC L2
Bruce Chinnery Herts 01438 725252
Philip Gray Herts 01438 235438 Email
see also
Ware Mr Victor Large Herts 01920 423414
Doug Clark Herts 01920 462279 L2
Watford Philip Adams Herts


166367 UKCC L2
Welwyn David Bartlett Herts 01438 715374

Level 2. 

Pre-2006 Teachers Award Course and CSLA Tutor-assessor.

Gill Bartlett Herts 01438 715374 L2
Welwyn Garden City Nick Goode Herts 01707 892892 CP1
John Stobo Herts 01707 332665

Level 1:    L = Leader,    E=Elementary,  Club, Te=Teacher,  As Co = Assistant Coach (from Sep04 onwards), UKCC Level 1

Level 2:    I=Instructor, CP1= Coach Part1,  Co=County Coach:   New from Sep 04,  'Level 2', UKCC Level 2

Level 3:    CP3= Coach Part3,   AC = Advanced Coach

Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

MasterStrokes Badminton Coaching -  Starting 22 April
 Returning to the sport after some time out?
A social player looking to play competitively?
A regular player looking to make improvements to your game?
An older junior looking to step up to a senior club?
Come and join us!
· Sessions led by qualified and experienced coaches
· A mixture of coaching and games
· For those looking to take their game on to the next level
When: Sundays 7-9pm: Starting 22 April Where: Hertfordshire Sports Village (HSV) Cost: £10 per night (pay on the night)
Interested? Email or call 07899 726909 to register
General Data Protection Regulations Come into Force 25th May
This impacts all clubs and organisations that hold personal data. 
While Badminton England Head office will be preparing draft template policies and procedures and templates for clubs and organisations to use to comply with the new regulations you can read/download now the authoratative Information Commissioner's Office document on the background and the steps need to comply here.  
Update your Email Preferences or miss important information
Please can you remind all your members that they need to update their email preferences on the new Badminton England Go Membership system,  otherwise they will not receive any communication from them.

They should have received a generic message directly from Badminton England once you affiliated your club and all your members but Badminton England have advised that some members have not carried out this simple task.

It only takes a few minutes and  click here for a brief guide which shows members how to do this.

It is important to note that if members do not update this section they will default to “ Do Not Contact” and Badminton England will not send them any future communication. 

Colin Walker, HBA Membership Secretary