Coaching Policy

Badminton BC Policy on Coaching During Tournaments


Since the International Badminton Federation announced rule changes to the game (scoring system and coaching rules) there has been much debate and philosophizing within the badminton community regarding these changes. Everyone agrees that the changes' impact on the sport will be significant and different at varying levels and ages. As such, Badminton BC will incorporate the IBF rules differently according to events.

Badminton BC will adopt the new scoring system (3 x 21) for all Badminton BC sanctioned tournaments (we also recommend the changes for club level tournaments).

Badminton BC will also follow the IBF rules regarding coaching at the Open age category and Masters Competitions.

Badminton BC will vary from IBF coaching rules in events involving the following athletes (Under 23 / 19 / 16 / 14 / 12).  During the two minute interval between games coaching will be available to athletes.  Coaching from the back of the court and coaching at the 11 point break in all games will not be allowed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Phil Weier, Badminton BC Executive Director at philw@badmintonbc.com