Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 YMCA Blaisdell FUNdraising TEAM Tournament



Tournament Overview

We will be organizing a fundraising tournament in August and all proceeds will go to YMCA to support the Youth Sports Program. This is a team-based tournament with the goal of getting to know players from different clubs in the badminton community. We will award medals to the winning team in the top flight. Most importantly, we hope everyone can have some fun playing with different players at the tournament.

The tournament will be held on August 12th (8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.) at YMCA Blaisdell in Uptown Minneapolis (3336 Blaisdell Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408). Please note that we may resume matches on Sunday (13th) if we are unable to complete all matches on the 12th.

Registration Information

The registration fee is $20; $15 for students (please show your id during check-in); $10 for children (12 y/o and below). Registration deadline is August 4th.

All payments must be received by August 8th. You can find the mailing address on the tournament registration form. Please go to https://goo.gl/forms/OitVvxiFtJr8yyFk1 to register.

We are also happy and proud to announce that Kung Fu Tea U Of M and Upscaled Designs LLC have agreed to sponsor us 80 t-shirts - each team will be assigned to a "color-coded" team t-shirt (e.g., Team 1 players will be assigned to blue color t-shirts). Please note that the first 80 registered players will be given the team t-shirts for free.

How teams are formed?

Players are assigned to a skill level (i.e., A, B, C, and D) based on information from:
- Club organizers/presidents
- Previous tournament results
- Other resources

Players are then randomly assigned to different teams
- The number of teams depends on the number of registered players
- Each team consists of players of all skill levels: A, B, C, and D

A team captain is randomly selected from each team and he/she is responsible to coordinate communications and decisions within the team
- Please indicate on the registration form if you choose to be EXCLUDED from the selection

PLEASE STAY TUNE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT.

What happen during the tournament?

All teams are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tournament start time
- To warm up
- Get to know your teammates
- Discuss playing/partnering strategies

Team captains are responsible to make sure that all the team members are present and inform the organizers if any players are missing

All players are encouraged to stay with their respective teams and cheer for their teams

Please respect players of other teams and do NOT jeer/boo

OUR ONE AND ONLY MISSION/GOAL FOR THE PARTICIPATING PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT IS FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE FUN AND GET TO KNOW PLAYERS FROM DIFFERENT CLUBS, CITIES, AND STATES IN THE BADMINTON COMMUNITY!

* Please note that these rules are subject to change depending on the number of registered players


REGISTER NOW!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Badminton Summer Camp

We are happy to informed you that Summer Mao will be organizing a badminton camp this summer. There are altogether three sessions. Please read the following for more information.

Please click on this link for a copy of printable form.


BloomingBirds Badminton (BBB)
Badminton Summer Camp 2017
Deadline for registration: June 10, 2017



Locations: (1) KAC: Kennedy Activity Center, 150 E 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55420, Phone: (952) 681-5280
                   (2) JAC: Jefferson Activity Center, 4001 W 102nd St, Bloomington, MN 55437, Phone: (952) 806-7880

Note:
  1. Minimum of 6 students for each session. Students must be at least 7 years old.
  2. Payment: Full payment must be received with registration form. Checks (payable to Summer Mao) and paypal (maosummer@hotmail.comselect “send money to friends and family” option) are accepted.

     About Instructor

    Summer Mao was a professional player in Shanghai Team in the 1980s and 1990s. She still plays competitive badminton regularly in the Twin Cities. Her coaching experience includes serving as a coach for the Edina High School varsity badminton program, teaching students (ages 8-15) in Yinghua Academy and Huaxia Chinese School, and offering private lessons to youths ages 8-18. Her coaching programs focus on beginners. She has completed Minnesota State High School League's Coach CER chapters 1-4 and received the certificate.

    PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM

    Participant’s name: _______ Age: _____  Sex: ____  Parent/Guardian: ________
    Home Address: ____________________________________________________________
    Home Phone: _______________________  Cell Phone: _______________________
    E-mail: ___________________________________________________

    How long has the participant played badminton?        Never    Less than 1 year   More than 1 year

    Hold Harmless Agreement:

    In consideration for myself and/or my child being allowed to participate in the subject activity, for myself, my heirs and personal representatives, to the extent allowed by law, I hereby waive and release all claims for damages I or my child now or may hereafter have against BloomingBirds Badminton, Bloomington Public Schools and their affiliated facilities, and their agents and for any injuries and damages suffered in connection with my or my child's participation. I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BloomingBirds Badminton, Bloomington Public Schools and their affiliated facilities, and their agents from all claims for injury or death, or for loss or damage to property, filed by anyone against BloomingBirds Badminton, Bloomington Public Schools and their affiliated facilities, and their agents which arises out of my or my child's participation, except for injury or damage caused by the sole negligence of BloomingBirds Badminton, Bloomington Public Schools and their affiliated facilities, and their agents. I, the undersigned participant and/or parent or guardian of the minor participant, give my permission to have photos/video tapes taken, without recompense, during activities and used for publicity purposes.

     Parent/guardian/participant (if over 18) signature:

     
    ________________________________   Date: _________________________


    Signed registration form with full payment may be emailed to maosummer@hotmail.com or mailed to 1960 Cliff Lake Rd., 129-116, Eagan MN 55122-2476. Contact number: (651)246-6074. Thank you!

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