The Badminton Club offers a variety of training opportunities to cater for members of all abilities and aspiration.
The BUCS squad is coached twice a week by Dan Travers, former President and Head Coach of Badminton Scotland. Sessions feature technical practices, drills and tactical play to prepare players for matches and competitions.
The DABA squad is coached every fortnight by Bill Hogg, the Coaching and Development Manager at Badminton Scotland. Focusing on shot development, positioning and tactics, the goal of these sessions is to develop player confidence and improve match success.
The club also provides support to members of the club seeking to gain their own coaching qualifications and the University provides subsidies towards the cost of coaching courses each year. Students are encouraged to get involved with coaching and the club regularly connects volunteers with local primary and secondary schools, allowing players the opportunity to develop confidence and their coaching style.
Weekly training schedule
|Monday||06:30-09:00||BUCS team training|
|Wednesday||15:00-18:00||BUCS team training|
|Thursday||06:30-09:00||BUCS team training|
|Saturday||19:00-21:00||DABA squad training|
For more information about session locations, match times and which sessions are right for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Travers is one of Scotland’s most experienced coaches, and a former Head Coach and President of Badminton Scotland. As a player, Dan won Badminton Doubles gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh with Billy Gilliland, and numerous titles including gold medals at the World and European senior championships.
Bill Hogg is currently the Coaching and Development Manager at Badminton Scotland, and has been involved with both local clubs and big badminton brands throughout his career. He is keen to pass on his passion for the sport and comes fortnightly to St Andrews to coach the DABA squad.