Skilled Badminton Coach/Player with in-depth knowledge of the game and sports psychology. Consistently motivates and inspires players to bring their best to every game.
Extensive Badminton and sports knowledge
Youth sports coach
Healthy lifestyle role model
Agility drills expert
Parent Coach, 01/2008
to 05/2016 Badminton NC – Morrisville, North Carolina,
Instrumental in coaching my own kid, Soumya Gade from novice, beginner player all the way to a Junior National Champion. Soumya was a two time silver medalist in U19 Girls Doubles. She represented USA in Pan Am games in Canada and got a gold and silver medals in U15 Singles and Doubles category.
Developed game plans and adjusted them according to various game situations, opponents and their coaches.
While coaching Soumya, used to also coach group of kids and adults. Here built strong rapport with these athletes before, during and after coaching seasons.
Maintained thorough knowledge of all rules, game procedures, coaching techniques and current trends in Badminton.
Recommended and ordered equipment, supplies and uniforms for the Badminton Center where Soumya played.
Coordinated travel and video exchange with other players, player coaches whenever Soumya partnered with various opponents in her career.
Maintained high academic standards for Soumya and enforced academic discipline so that she got accepted into Computer Engineering program at NC State University while still playing National Level tournaments.
Master of Science: Computer Science,
University Of Texas at Arlington - Texas,
Received numerous commendations from other National level coaches for building, mentoring and instilling Badminton skills in Soumya Gade.
Coached Soumya Gade to numerous (Junior) National medals and trophies while she played against rivals coached by former Olympians in the Badminton game!
appeared in an article with the headline, "Olympic dreams."