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Young Leader Award

The Badminton England Young Leader Award (YLA) is an opportunity for leaders to develop skills that will assist them to lead and volunteer in their local badminton environment including SmashUp! sessions. The award is aimed at anyone aged 13 and over and is delivered through a series of workshops, these being:

1. Being a good leader

2. Organising a session

3. Leading a session

4. Leading an event (Optional)

By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

• Understand what makes a good Leader• Communicate effectively• Plan activities appropriate to the abilities of the group• Demonstrate activities and use appropriate descriptions• Organise a Primary Festival for young badminton players• Assist in the delivery of SmashUp! sessions• Organise a round of the National Schools Championships (Optional)• Understand the basics of officiating badminton games and activities responsibly (Optional)