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10-24-2011, 11:13 PM #18
10-24-2011, 11:31 PM #19
I do sincerely hope MAS will have someone like Chen Long, making a significant breakthrough.... Hopefully we dont have to wait too long. Circumstances dont suggest so, but hopefully....
10-24-2011, 11:33 PM #20
Youngsters such as ow yao han, misbun ramdam...
10-25-2011, 01:07 AM #21
10-25-2011, 02:30 AM #22
Yes, agree. Thats why i am hoping an even younger generation will come good
10-25-2011, 03:16 AM #23
10-25-2011, 03:50 AM #24
world class talents.... third world administrators. thats the malaysian story.. (to paraphrase tun hussein onn)
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10-25-2011, 06:01 AM #25
10-26-2011, 09:37 PM #26
Good article from Rajesh Paul
Thursday October 27, 2011
Lack of confidence on and off court a glaring factor
IN THE SPOT-LIGHT By RAJESH PAUL
ONE of Denmark’s greatest players – Peter-Gade Christensen – had to stay on court for 65 minutes to fend off a fierce challenge from his junior Viktor Axelsen in a quarter-final match in the Denmark Open last week.
The 17-year-old Axelsen showed plenty of charisma, tons of determination and a never-say-die attitude – despite trailing 16-18 in the second game.
His positive and commendable attitude, which was there for everyone to see when he faced his idol Christensen, went down well with the crowd, winning him thunderous applause despite his defeat.
And interestingly, he was not at a loss for words, either.
He was able to digest the reasons behind his failure and was able to articulate specifically his next course of action – confidently.
Sadly, these characteristics are sorely lacking in a majority of Malaysian youngsters.
They play without showing much emotion on court. They tend to be timid against players ranked higher than them. Some do not even speak their mind.
And, what’s worse is that they usually have nothing meaningful to say about their defeats – or wins for that matter.
In last week’s Denmark Open, the 24-year-old Liew Daren was a pale shadow of himself, hardly showing any urgency in his loss to India’s Anand Pawar.
The 22-year-old Mohd Arif Abdul Latiff played better but even he admitted that his lack of confidence was his biggest drawback.
Perhaps, our players are not entirely to be blamed for how they carry themselves on – and off – court.
After all, most of us from the Asian society tend to be more introvert compared to our western compatriots.
A player like Axelsen has gone through six levels of competition with his club before earning the right to train alongside Christensen at the national training centre.
At his club, he gets to play at least 30 matches a year! And that is not counting the junior tournaments organised by Denmark Badminton Association.
And mind you, some of these juniors travel 50km during weekends, driven by their devoted parents, to these club competitions. They are taught to be independent at a young age.
In Malaysia, it’s a big deal if a junior shuttler can get to play 10 matches a year.
Without a solid club system, we depend heavily on the states’ programmes.
Unfortunately, our states’ system is limp. They are not vigorous enough to provide a platform for youngsters to enjoy badminton – either competitively or for fun.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have been too engrossed with the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and elite programmes for quite some time.
And some of these players have been spoon-fed for far too long.
There are a few ways BAM can use to teach these back-up players to be independent.
For a start, send them for a three-month training stint in other parts of the country so as to teach them to be self-reliant.
Or simply base them in Europe – some time in April would be fine – where some small international events are being held.
They can stay at the Bath University in England and travel around Europe – on their own, of course – to participate in these events.
Money should not be an issue as Maybank have come in big to support the game.
BAM could also hire a communication expert to teach the players to speak confidently.
As for long-term strategy, partnership with the schools is the way to go. BAM are already looking into it but they should not take too long, otherwise the interest will slowly wane as has happened so often before.
It is also time for the BAM to fully support the clubs. They should encourage club participation in their competitive events and even find ways to link these clubs to schools.
As more young shuttlers get early exposure, they will be able to carry themselves confidently when they step onto the court.
So, let’s start early and mould the young ones to be strong in mind and physique.
would like to highlight all....good article.....thumb up!!!
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10-26-2011, 10:52 PM #27
instead of europe.. send them closer .. to china or indonesia or korea...
10-26-2011, 10:59 PM #28
10-27-2011, 07:52 AM #29
Sorry but can you stop promoting your facebook group everywhere...
10-27-2011, 07:56 AM #30
repent.... lol. No more macdonalds.... lmao...
11-30-2011, 08:50 PM #31
the end is near... as LCW is now vulnerable not only to LD but CL and other players from CHN...!!
most matter is after LCW's retire, malaysia's badminton will FALL (fingerclip) just like that...!!
12-10-2011, 09:41 PM #32
Sadly but true.
01-05-2012, 09:04 AM #33
the END is coming, we forseen it...!!
01-05-2012, 10:18 AM #34
still cant recall when did malaysia had a badminton era
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