Hi, This is area specific for the folks (esp. Juniors) located in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. My club (The Richmond Badminton Club) is proposing to put together a Skill Development Program for Junior Players starting in January 2003 and should go through to May. The sessions will be once (Monday evening) weekly (or more if deem necessary) and is 90 minutes long. Gym is located in Richmond. The objectives are to promote the sport; produce good level players; provide top quality and competitive training on par with the private clubs (e.g. VRC, VLTC, Hollyburn). The costs for the program has not yet been determined as we are hoping to get between 12-15 participants. It is very likely that the club will subsidize with some funding from our junior development fund. Contents of the program consists of: a) Player analysis; b) Correct and refine basic, foundation skills/techniques; c) Intermediate/Advanced skills/techniques; d) Tactical training in singles, doubles and mixed; e) Physical/stamina fitness and training; f) Support and encourage players to participate in tourneys; There will be approx. 5 coaches for the program with our head coach. If you are interested, please either email me or PM with your contact info to pass along to the program coordinator. Thanks.