Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall Badminton Training

Hi Parents,

The fall badminton training session will start this Friday (9/1). There are only a few spots left in 8-9pm slot and registration will end this Wednesday (8/30).

The dates for September and October have been set as follows: 9/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 10/6, 13, 20. All classes will be held from 6-8pm on Fridays at the Burnsville High School's new gym.  The cost is $150/student for 8 lessons. 

Practice is equally important in badminton training.  Therefore beginning from this fall, a court will be designated for kids to practice before and after class. Using this "kids court" is free to students who are enrolled in the class. If your kid's class is in the second or third hour, you should come in the first hour to take the advantage of this practice opportunity. More courts for walk-in players will be made available (walk-in fee is $4/person). Please encourage your high school kids to practice and have fun even if they are not enrolled in the class.

If interested in the fall classes, please send an email with following information and send the payment through PayPal to maosummer@hotmail.com before the class starts (Please choose family and friends when making paypal payment). 

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

The lessons will be canceled or fees may be increased if there are less than 4 students.

If you have any questions, you may email or call Summer Mao at (651)246-6074

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!
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