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Thread: Best Coach In Canada
09-08-2006, 09:43 PM #18Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
I thought qualifying for Olympics would have the guidelines of tournaments in which you'd have to play and have a certain ranking at the end. Is that not true?
So what are the main reasons for Alex Pang to quit?
1) Large difference between players from elsewhere and himself
Just wondering if any of you Albertans know, does he still play leisurely or just quitted badminton as a whole?
09-09-2006, 12:58 AM #19Originally Posted by cooler
09-09-2006, 01:45 AM #20Originally Posted by devilcat
09-09-2006, 11:09 AM #21Originally Posted by cooler
09-09-2006, 11:28 AM #22
there are several players coming up from but that depends mainly if they want to go pro in badminton. based on u23 national results, conrad and justin, alvin and toby are pretty good potentials to be moving up in MD, Mattieu Laforest and Chris Lee in MS could move up as well but that depends on whether they want to pursue the badminton on a whole different level. There are tons of youngsters out there but I personally Badminton Canada just doesn't give enough support to them for them to continue on- this includes both financial and mental which is very bad for us. ='(
09-09-2006, 03:30 PM #23
I would like to add a few comments on this..
I strongly agree that Badminton Canada should fund more for their players and really it is sad that Canada has so many talents but all of them just quit due to lack of funding.. sigh !
Best coach ? hmmm my vote goes to Wang Wen (and there are a lot of great coaches in Canada). Again it also has alot to do with the players themselves to get their asses going and really do what they can do. Coaches can help lots but at the end it is still the players. You can have the best coach in the world but really it is still in your hands.
09-10-2006, 02:15 PM #24Originally Posted by junkz
Also Chris Lee is still a good player. Him and Alex were very close with Chris only losing to Alex the nationals before Alex went to Saarbruken. Yes Alex also still plays for fun maybe once a week or two weeks.
09-14-2006, 10:27 PM #25Originally Posted by junkz
10-09-2006, 09:14 PM #26
Hahaha Alex Pang trains me =D He took a year off school to go to germany to train all out, but then competed in an IBF tourney (german open?) and got completely owned and said it wasn't worth it, thats what I hear, and thats most likley the truth cause I heard it from my friends who have been coached by alex pang for quite a while. And yeah alex did play at the alberta series and hes currently coaching in calgary so he hasn't completely quit yet (Hes a mean coach!! Makes us do so much fitness! but I'm sure he was probably the player that trained the hardest in canada)
10-11-2006, 02:52 AM #27
It is a shame that badminton canada sucks when it comes to supporting athletes in badminton compared to other countries and yet they base they're ranking on international points to which the player has to pay 1/2 his way or something like that? Who can possibly afford to train, travel internationally and play in tournaments to achieve a ranking (if they have skills to develop) on what Badminton Canada finances.
Not everyone has rich parents that foot the bill or the player have the willingness to live on the edge of poverty for that. Reality for most people dictates that won't happen so they end up having to join the real world working 40 hours/week to live. bleh.
10-14-2006, 09:32 PM #28
shoot, i cant remember who it was but she was on the canadian olympic team and she was a guest speaker at college nationals. she said it was around $40,000 so she can make it into the olympic team!!
somebody please correct me cuz i seriously cant remember ><!
10-14-2006, 09:54 PM #29
Charmaine reid? probably her but it could be.. anna rice? jody patrick?
10-14-2006, 09:57 PM #30
nope nope and.. nope.. i kno for sure it wasnt those 3 =\
10-14-2006, 10:10 PM #31Originally Posted by derrickn
10-16-2006, 09:51 PM #32Originally Posted by not4u
Badminton is simply not a sport that brings in $$$, especially in North America. Compare the prize awards of major Tennis tournaments vs major Badminton tournaments.
Beyond that, environment has alot of impact on the quality of players we produce. That's exactly why the Milroy brothers ran off to Denmark (Wil was there for a year) to improve their level of badminton.
10-16-2006, 10:26 PM #33Originally Posted by green_day
One hockey rink can buys alot of open gymnasims.
Kent Spencer, The Province
Published: Thursday, June 01, 2006
The University of B.C. hockey arena being built for the 2010 Winter Olympics is $7 million over budget.
UBC vice-president Brian Sullivan said yesterday costs have risen from $41 million to $48 million
10-24-2006, 02:08 AM #34
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