Badminton is the fastest-growing racquet sport in the world; played by millions of people of all ages. This webinar will address badminton as a competitive sport but also as a means for students to engage in lifetime physical activity. Participants will leave this session with a deeper knowledge of the history of the sport, fundamental understanding of teaching and coaching strategies, and a basic idea of how to set up their teaching units. Handouts will also be provided.
About the Presenter:
Gabriella McLoughlin is a doctoral candidate in Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. She has played badminton at a competitive level since age 13 and has represented both her county and Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University). Her coaching career began in England, and since coming to the United States she became a licensed physical education teacher for grades K-12 in the state of Illinois. Her research interests are focused on children’s health promotion and how the school environment can promote positive health behaviors in youth.