Coaching Policy

Badminton BC Policy on Coaching During Tournaments

Since the World 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 and recommend the changes for club level tournaments.

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

Badminton BC will implement the new Badminton Canada Coaching Policy for Field of Play  in sanctioned events involving competition for age-group athletes (U19 /U17 /U15 /U13).  This policy is can be found at and is in effective beginning the 2017-2018 season.