The High Performance Program is comprised of Manitoba’s top provincially and nationally competitive athletes. High Performance A1 is our oldest and highest achieving athletes who will compete in Jr & U23 National Championships, National Championships, Provincial Championships and International Tournaments. A2 is our younger group of athletes who will likely be competing in the Jr National Championships and Provincial Championships, and who we hope to be competing for Team Canada in the future. These athletes train approximately 6X/week and must make big sacrifices to move forward in their badminton career.
The Manitoba Badminton Association High Performance Program is designed to provide our athletes with opportunities to receive the training, support and experiences they need to excel in National Competitions. The intent of this program is to support our nationally competitive athletes to continue their competitive aspirations and represent Manitoba in Inter-Provincial competitions as well as help the rest of the team in their development. Athletes in our High Performance Program are expected to be a positive role model within the Badminton Community and represent the Manitoba Badminton Association to the best of their abilities at events throughout Canada.
The High Performance program is an extension of a player’s club program. Players involved in the program are expected to continue to play and train in their club environment.
The goal of the Manitoba Badminton Association High Performance Program is to continually improve the quality of the participants’ experience and improve the results of our athletes and teams at the National Championships, Canada Winter Games, Western Canada Summer Games and International Competition.
Head Coach: Justin Friesen (Provincial Coach)
Strength & Conditioning: Brent Lohmer & Neal Prokop (Sport 4 Life Centre - Sport MB)
Wishing all a successful season in training and competition!
For further details on the High Performance Program and detailed instructions on how to apply to be in the program, please review the High Performance Technical Package for 2016/17.