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PERSONAL PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO Contents Section A a) Application of anatomical and physiological knowledge to performance.............................................................3 b) Acquiring and performing movement skills..........................6 c) Contemporary studies in physical education.......................9 Section A (i) Application of anatomical and physiological knowledge to improve performance Stamina- is the ability of the heart to pump blood and deliver oxygen where needed in the body. Badminton itself is an aerobic game and having an efficient cardiovascular system enables the performer to play very hard without getting as tired as a less fit opponent. Once a player is tired then mistakes will become more frequent and in long games this can dramatically affect there performance. Flexibility- is the range of movement at the joints. This is essential for badminton and good flexibility is both a requirement for success in sport but is also related to reducing the risk of injury. It not only aids you to stretch and reach for your opponents drop shots and smashes out wide but to help your technique and general fitness which leads to better speed and reduced fatigue. Speed- is the ability to move the body and limbs quickly and is vital in offensive and defensive play in a match. For instance a player taking the shuttle early when your opponent plays an over hit drop shot or to recover to the middle of the court "T" to gain position. Speed and agility are closely linked together as a successful player needs to move and change direction quickly. These are equally important in the game due to the nature of the movements required in a rally. Strength- is the ability to exert a force against a resistance. This is a crucial aspect in badminton as a strong player is likely to move more quickly and powerfully and is likely to hit the shuttle harder. This also relates to power which is a combination of strength and speed i.e. ...read more.


Links with affiliated schools keep school contacts up to date with events and competitions run by the SSBA. As well as helping organise local Inter-School leagues, the major event is the Staffs Schools Knock Out Competition, which is run each year across the county The roles and the activities the SSBA run are: * U13, U15, U17 County training squads and teams * U13, U15, U17 County shadow squad training * U13, U15, U17 County opening tournaments * U13, U15, U17 County championships * U12, U13, U14, U15, U17 Restricted tournaments (county players are not eligible) * U9, U10, U11 Singles tournaments * County under and over 14 school team KO tournament (year groups) SSBA Membership Scheme for individuals Coaching awards The first two coaching awards provided by the BAofE are level 1 assistant coaching award and level 2 award but can be followed on to a further Level 5. Level 1 is concerned with the fundamentals of the game of badminton, the rules, technical skills and the coaching practice. However in level 2 it progresses further in the aspects taught in level 1 and also involves independent coaching. These are now explained further below: Level 1 Assistant Coach Award- is the first step in the new BAofE Coaching system. Level 1 course will qualify you to assist a qualified coach who will be working with junior beginners, junior club players, senior beginners, social and club players in the lower levels of local leagues. Gaining the Award is also a requirement for taking a further BAofE Coaching Award. Below are a few questions that explain the course in more depth and state the fundamental skills that the person must have before they can take the course. What does the level 1 course qualify me to do? The course will qualify the candidate to assist a qualified coach working with: � junior beginners or junior club players � senior beginners, social or club players in the lower levels of local leagues What skills do I need to go on the course? ...read more.


The Performance Pyramid A pyramid structure shows a scale of development from foundation level rising upwards to excellence. This is shown below: At foundation level young children are introduced to the sport and learn then basic skills involved in a variety of activities, this is more likely achieved through schools P.E. programmes. At participation level youngsters choose to take part in the sport for enjoyment and meeting new friends as well as improving their health and fitness. This preformed through extra curricular activities, local centres or clubs. At performance level participants are involved in organised activities at higher club and county level. They are willing to improve their standard of play, and regularly train and receive coaching. At excellence level this regards to elite performers that represent their country in national and international competition. They are fully committed to their sport and will either train full or part time, receive financial, medical and personal support. I would consider myself at participation level because I regularly take part in a lunchtime badminton club and play competitive matches against other players in my year down the local sport centre. I find badminton enjoyable and good for my health and fitness however I am eager to progress further up the performance pyramid and improve my standard of play in badminton. This could be done by joining a badminton club which would provide me regular training and coaching, as well as give me the opportunity to play in more competitive matches at a higher level. The badminton Association of England has helped me develop my game of badminton by hosting many tournaments for me to compete in like wise the U16 social level championship at the NIA Birmingham. Have coaching courses that develop high quality coaches and provide equipment to improve players like myself at badminton and also fund sport centres and clubs to improve there facilities for players. ...read more.

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