USAB only recognizes those coaches certified through our USAB/BWF High-Performance coaching pathway. Specifically, at USAB sanctioned junior tournaments, it is mandatory that all coaches have a current Coaching Pass, issued annually by USAB, and have completed and presented to USAB a certificate for the BWF- Level 1 Online course. It is also needed to receive a Coaching Accreditation through USA Badminton for BWF tournaments.
NOTE: Completion of the online component of BWF-Level 1 is NOT certification at BWF-Level 1, to move forward to certification you must complete an in-person face-to-face assessment with a BWF assessor. For the purposes of obtaining a USA Badminton Coaching Pass, you are required to successfully complete ONLY the online component of the BWF-Level 1.
Please follow this link HERE to begin your BWF- Level 1 Online course.
Please email your certificate to CoachingPass@usabadminton.org