WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST COACHING POSITION:
My first position was with a grade 3-6 after school group.
WHY DO YOU COACH:
I coach because I love badminton and enjoy bringing kids up to a level to compete in tournaments.
My coaching philosophy is that every kid should have a chance to play a sport. It gives them accomplishment and life skills.
WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Many of the coaches I have had inspired me to coach, but mostly my own kids have inspired me. The badminton community and people I have met are like family to me.
WHAT ARE SOME BARRIERS YOU FACE:
An obstacle that I face is that I live in a small community. I am able to coach small groups and take them to tournaments such as AWG and Territorials. Currently, my biggest obstacle in coaching is I am coaching in a very small gym. We do not have the proper markings on the floor for lines, so I have made temporary lines using whiteboard markers.