USA Badminton is looking at a long term preparation for the Olympics – 2016, 2020 and 2024. USAB is trying to identify athletes who are targeting for the next Olympics at the earliest possible time so USAB, USOC and athletes can collaborate in a more effective way.
In order to provide better performance development services to the future Olympic qualifiers, USAB has been initiating various action steps since 2010. They include: developing a close working relationship with the USOC on various projects, a review of the High Performance Advisory Group, international tournament management, setting up a High Performance Coach Group involving all Level 4 High Performance Coaches, a review of the High Performance Coach Pool for leading USA Teams and projects, Performance Development Conference involving USA Badminton Club Owners & Head Coaches to launch the USAB Training Center & High Performance Clubs certification project, National High Performance Coach Conference, initial assessment of athletes at various events and certifying Orange County Badminton Club (OCBC) as a USAB Training Center in collaboration with the USOC.
Group "A" Potential Athletes for 2016 Olympics
is a list of athletes who are currently competing in international events and/or those who have been trying to qualify and/or have qualified for the previous Olympics. If your name is not on this list, contact USAB Director of Coaching & High Performance, Mohan Subramaniam at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to express your interest in pursuing the 2016 Olympics.
Group "B" Potential Athletes for 2016, 2020 & 2024 Olympics
is a list that includes athletes who participated in the 2012 & 2013 USAB Junior International Trial (JIT),
competed for the USA at the 2012 Pan Am & World Juniors as well as those who will be on the 2013 Pan Am & World Junior Teams. If your name is not on this list, contact USAB Director of Coaching & High Performance, Mohan Subramaniam at email@example.com as soon as possible to express your interest in pursuing the 2016, 2020 & 2024 Olympics.
Following the expression of interest, USAB will work with the USOC to organize an Olympic Athlete Evaluation Camp for athletes who are keen to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. This initial evaluation camp will be held some time in January-February, 2014. More information will follow.