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07-26-2010, 03:51 AM #392
07-26-2010, 07:36 AM #393
Olympic Games medals won by Malaysia
Thanks for the info/link, pBmMalaysia. For the medals for 1992 and 1996 Games. I have completely forgotten.
We shall make corrections here.
Olympic Games medals won by Malaysia
1992 ... Bronze ... Jalani Sidek/Razif Sidek (Mens Doubles)
1996 ... Bronze ... Rashid Sidek (Mens Singles)
1996 ... Silver ..... Cheah Soon Kit/Yap Kim Hock (Mens Doubles)
2008 ... Silver ..... Lee Chong Wei (Mens Singles)
07-27-2010, 12:53 AM #394
Coach Thana making waves in N. Zealand
“I started here (in New Zealand) as a back-up coach and then I took over as the doubles coach. Now, I am the national coach. I am truly enjoying my years here as the people and the environment are so lovely,” said Thanabalan.
He said that it was a proud moment for him to watch the New Zealand team grow from strength to strength.
“Coming from BAM’s world-class training background, I saw that the New Zealand team had what it took to play at the world level. All we needed was for them to train and play smart to raise their world rankings,” he said.
“We worked hard to get to where we are now. The main challenge I have had as a coach was to train them full time as some of them are either working and studying full time.
“Besides, training in a small group is not enough and the lack of sparring players was a challenge. Still, I feel that what they have achieved is a big feat compared to the full time trainees from other countries.
“The approach to the game here is different. It is very systematic and a lot of time is invested in planning and doing paperwork to make sure everyone knows what is going on and is clear about his roles.”
He also thanked a few people on his rise to becoming a respected coach abroad.
“I am being helped by former Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallist Daniel Shirley in training. Having him around has had a huge impact on the team. Former US rowing coach Paul Westbury is also here and he has been my mentor for the last six months,” said Thanabalan.
“But I will not be where I am now if not for my father Arikrishan and (Malaysian national) coach Misbun Sidek. They have been great as mentor and coach respectively during my playing days.”
07-27-2010, 12:57 AM #395
New coaching duties for Kim Her and Hendrawan
“We are looking at several changes. We are not hiring new coaches and whatever changes done will be among the seven coaches in the elite team and eight in the back-up squad,” said Chin Chai.
“We will make the announcements after getting approval from the exco and council during the coaching and training committee meeting on Aug 5.”
He said they would be able to name the new high performance director by then.
“There will be an elite team with a different set of coaches. Both of them will be placed under the high performance director.
“The high performance director will manage the team but all the other coaches will only be involved in training,” said Chin Chai.
“The head coaches are now bogged down with paper work and that prevents them from giving full concentration on the players’ performances on court.”
so rexy wont leave this year?
07-27-2010, 01:56 AM #396
Well, Tan Kim Her is shown to be a really good coach until now and I hope he can continue leading Mak/TWK and GWS/TKS.
07-27-2010, 03:03 AM #397
07-27-2010, 03:37 AM #398
07-27-2010, 03:38 AM #399
08-06-2010, 03:01 AM #400
BAM offer cash rewards in inter-state team meet
We have always rewarded our junior players in kind – equipment and attires. Now, we have decided to dangle prize money,” said Al-Amin during a press conference to announce their continuous partnership with 100Plus for the event.
“And we may do the same for other junior tournaments. It will certainly raise the profile of the junior level competitions.
“The amount, however, will not be too much. We are aware of what money can do and we do not want to spoil them at a young age but we will try strike a balance.”
BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai, who was also present at the event, said that the introduction of prize money coincided with the association’s aim of giving more emphasis and focus on junior and development programmes.
He said that the BAM would also draw up an incentive package for the junior champions at the Asian and world levels.
Currently, there are several incentive schemes only for the seniors. For instance, a senior player will get RM10,000 each time he or she wins an Open title under the Presidential bonus scheme.
“We have never given cash incentives to our junior champions and it is high time we reward them for their successes,” said Chin Chai.
“The development committee, who will meet on Friday, will look into a scheme for them. There is also a junior scheme under NSC (National Sports Council) and we will look into that too.
“As for the coaches, we will look into rewarding the state coaches for grooming good players.
“We may look into ways to enhance their coaching skills too.”
Stricter quality control in sparring
Yesterday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) came out with a ruling that in order to spar with the national team, a former player must have competed in at least three Thomas Cup Finals and at least once in the World Championships and Olympic Games.
08-06-2010, 03:07 AM #401
BAM make bold moves to propel game to greater heights
KUALA LUMPUR: A new coaching and training structure; a new man to chart the fortunes of the sport; and redefined goals and roles for coaches and players – these are the changes that will, hopefully, propel Malaysian badminton towards greater heights.
Having failed to make much headway in the last decade, the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) coaching and training committee, headed by new chairman Ng Chin Chai, announced several drastic changes to their structure yesterday.
Despite their huge funds and excellent facilities, Malaysia have never won a world title or an Olympic gold.
In fact, the lack of depth in the men’s singles and both the women’s singles and doubles is also alarming.
Chin Chai said that the appointment of a high performance director, coupled with the switch in the roles of several coaches and the move to divide the teams into elite and back-up squads with specific targets, should do the sport a world of good.
“We hope that everything will fall into place with the changes to the coaching and training structure. We will name the high performance director after our council meeting on Aug 20,” said Chin Chai.
The high performance director will oversee the six co-ordinators – Rashid Sidek (elite singles), Rexy Mainaky (elite doubles), Hendrawan (back-up singles), Tan Kim Her (back-up doubles), Wong Tat Meng (women’s singles) and Pang Cheh Chang (women’s doubles).
“The coaches will be monitored closely. They have been instructed to draw up their plans for next year by October,” said Chin Chai.
“The elite squad coaches have been set a target of grooming their players to win honours at major tournaments, like the Olympics, Thomas Cup and Asian Games.
“The back-up squads are our future players – especially after the London Olympics in 2012. The coaches have two years to help these players achieve a breakthrough.”
Chin Chai said they would also axe deadwoods in the teams.
“We will drop two from the men’s singles elite squad and one from the elite doubles. We will also hold open trials to recruit new faces for the back-up squad,” he said.
“We have 42 men and 24 women shuttlers. We have a small group of elite players and a big back-up base. This will ensure that talented players will continue to come through the ranks.”
Yesterday, the committee also decided to adopt a few of the proposals made by the task force appointed to conduct a post-mortem after Malaysia’s failure to win the Thomas Cup Finals in May. (Malaysia lost 0-3 to China in the semi-finals.)
Other decisions ·removing the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) programme from the coaching and training committee and placing it under the purview of the development committee;
·ensuring all coaches work in partnership with the National Sports Institute (NSI), especially before major Games, to strategise game plans for the players;
·making special arrangements for the Ng sisters – Hui Lin and Hui Ern – to train part-time with the team;
·having players work closely with NSI psychologists to help them handle pressure;
·getting the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) to educate the players on how to conduct themselves with the media;
·conducting centralised training in isolation prior to major Games; and
·appointing a camp commandant to instil discipline among the players at the national training centre.
how on earth did razif,lutfi and vountus make it to elite squad?
instead of mak/tan,chan/lim,goh/teo
i think this base on who coaching who now and the elite/back up word had lost the meaning
good to see wong tat meng back to bam but bad for bjss ms
08-06-2010, 03:34 AM #402
Razif, Vountus and Lufti above GWS/TKS, Mak/TWK and CPS/LKW? ......
08-06-2010, 05:46 AM #403
All da best. If 1 year still no result, please jalan jalan... nothing to chin chai about this.
08-06-2010, 09:08 PM #404
Badminton: New strategy to run next year
"Our objective is to chart a clearer path for youth players and to do that, everyone including states need to work closely," said David, after chairing the development committee meeting at Juara Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
"Our strategy is a chief coach in every state under the purview of the committee. It means the particular coach's salary will be paid by association.
"The selected coach will be monitored by the associations' affiliates and he needs to report to the committee on a regular basis. It means we will have an additional 14 coaches under our payroll.
Currently, state coaches report to the their respective state-level sports councils under the 'Pelapis' programme.
On another matter, BAM also wants to be directly involved in the selection of players into BJSS.
Currently, trials are conducted by the Education Ministry, under its Co-Curriculum, Sports and Arts Division.
"We want to conduct joint trials with the Education Ministry. This way, we can have a look at all those in trials before we do the selection," he said.
Under the propose plan, BJSS will handle an optimum number of 80 players, with 14 shuttlers each from Form One to Five and an additional 10 school-leavers, preparing for the World and Asian Junior meets.
The players will be handled by 10 coaches.
"We will review those under programme when they are in Form Three. Those from Form One to Three will be taught basic skills while senior students undergo specialisation," he added.
BAM get serious about sports school’s development programme
“For a start, we will discuss with the NSC the appointment of chief coaches at the state level. We want to appoint them so that all the 14 state coaches can report directly to us,” said David.
“This will help us to facilitate our programmes at the grassroots level. We will be able to monitor the progress of the coaches and their programmes and also keep tab of the players under their care.
“It will gives us better control in having a standardised programme.”
This is also the reason for BAM wanting to join MSSM in selecting shuttlers for the BJSS programme.
“We feel that we should work with MSSM in selecting the players during the Form 1 intake and also during the second entry point for students into the school after Form 3. We will discuss this with MSSM,” said David.
In the past, the selection of athletes into the BJSS were done independently by the school.
With the BJSS now coming directly under the purview of the development committee, David said “the BJSS programme is back where it belongs”.
“It hardly got the attention it needed when it was under the coaching and training committee because the focus was on the elite and back-up squads,” said David, whose committee did not waste any time in making some minor changes to the structure of the BJSS programme.
“For a start, the committee decided that there should be 14 players in each age-group from Form 1 to Form 5. Currently, it is all mixed up. The school-leavers (after Form 5) will remain with BJSS so that they can compete in the Asian and world junior events,” he said.
David added that they would add two more coaches to the current eight to monitor the BJSS programme.
“We want to coordinate better with all parties involved to strengthen the development programme. If we get it right here, our future in badminton will be good,” he said.
08-06-2010, 09:41 PM #405
08-07-2010, 02:17 AM #406
Good step in developing players at the lower secondary school level. Although we might face a void for 10 years, if conducted properly without any interference, we can have a good batch coming.
08-07-2010, 05:11 AM #407
08-07-2010, 05:51 AM #408
BAM should help students to enjoy playing Badminton
My thinking is that BAM should not only help lower secondary school students to improve, but also to help them to enjoy playing Badminton.
Many talented/gifted students have given up Badminton because they did not find enjoyment playing in it. And they have moved into other sports, like Athletics, Football, Squash, etc, etc, ......
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