I just turned 19 last month. And now that I am out of high school, the badminton circuit available is the mainstream open circuit. So I want to be competitive in badminton and join my provincial circuit. Now that its almost May, my university semester is over. I have more time than usual. So here is my suggested Training Schedule fitted for me. Ride my bike to work every morning, and have 4 hrs badminton session on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, because Tuesday and Thursday I have night school. And then on Sunday I will take up training from a local coach which is 1.5hrs. So basically I am getting 15 hrs of training per day. Is that too excessive? Because I know that everything has a limit and a minimum. So I guess my bike ride from home to work and back is my cardio workout. and badminton sessions are defined as club play = warmup/drills/many many games. then a coach session. I really want to make this work. Also at any given opportunity I will play in open tournaments. I know I will have replies like "jchan04 has started too late or has passed his peak" or "jchan04's training schedule is no where close like an international profession's schedule". That doesn't really matter, because I am only training for provincial circuit and 19 is a young age for Ontario badminton. I would like to hear replies from active badminton players about their training schedule and what areas do they mostly focus on. btw, my real name is Jason. cheers!