Jamie Neill Badminton -
 
 
 
 
California Badminton Academy, June-July 2013
 
During summer 2013, Jamie had the opportunity to coach at the California Badminton Academy (CBA); an 18 court club in Fremont, California. It was an action packed trip where he coached 45 kids between Under 9-19 who were preparing for the US Junior nationals. Jamie learned from working alongside 2 former US Olympians: Bob Malaythong & Raju Rai, plus shared his own knowledge with the dedicated squad. 
 
At the US Junior Nationals, CBA won a large medal haul at every age group, which was very special for Jamie & the club. A visit to Los Angeles followed, where he met the Dunn family, plus Robert Blair & Imogen Bankier who were competing in the US Open.
 
It was an amazing experience which Jamie hopes will lead to more work with CBA & US badminton in the future. Please see some highlights from his visit in the gallery below.
 
 
1st impression - 18 courts
1st impression - 18 courts
Day 1 in at the California Badminton Academy in Fremont, California.
Team Photo
Team Photo
The junior national players at CBA.
Multi-shuttle 1
Multi-shuttle 1
A hard day's training.
Multi-shuttle 2
Multi-shuttle 2
Every court was giving their best.
Full house
Full house
At lunch-time the club was full of members.
Me feeding
Me feeding
3200 shuttles were fed that morning.
Aaron Lee
Aaron Lee
Young Aaron had to serve 6/10 on the targets & it took him 60 minutes.
Team First
Team First
Every session started & finished this way.
San Jose
San Jose
A great view of San Jose from the hills.
Paolo Alto hill
Paolo Alto hill
Lovely sights.
Kilted out.
Kilted out.
An evening out in San Jose.
Inspiration Drive
Inspiration Drive
My morning run. A great name for a street.
US Junior Nationals
US Junior Nationals
The crowd supported every match.
Ryan Ma
Ryan Ma
Under 9 US Champion.
Jordy Supandi
Jordy Supandi
Jordy won 2 trophies at Under 17.
New friends.
New friends.
A farewell party with the guys.
Los Angeles break
Los Angeles break
Meeting the Dunn family in L.A.
Robert, Imogen & I
Robert, Imogen & I
I met these world-class Scottish badminton players in Los Angeles.
Newport Beach
Newport Beach
A wonderful place at night time.
Times Square, New York City.
Times Square, New York City.
I managed a stopover in the Big Apple.
 
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