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USA Badminton

USAB Announces Women's Olympic Project 2020-2024

Feb. 26, 2014, 4:22 p.m. (ET)

In collaboration with the USOC, USAB is proud to announce a Women’s Project to identify and train women athletes to compete in badminton at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. 

A wider pool of athletes will be selected based on the results of the  2014 U-19 & U-17 Junior International Trials (JIT) held in December 2013 for U-19 Project Team, and the 2014 U-11, U-13/U-1 5 JIT which will be held in April 2014 for U-15 Project Team . The project coaches will select other players based on results and future potential. 

The first activities will be an assessment camp for the U-19 Project in July 2014, and for U-15 Project  in August 2014, Both camps will be held in the Bay Area. Also in the plans is a special group of U-17 selected from the camps for a training tour of South Korea. A follow up winter camp is being planned in 2015. USAB is planning to organize this camp at the USOC Olympic training center. 

For more information contact Mohan Subramaniam, USAB Director of Coaching & High Performance at mohan@usabadminton.org  and/or Fred Coleman, USAB Board of Directors Chair/ Junior Advisory Group Chair at fcoleman@facstaff.wisc.edu

 

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