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2013 & 2014  State Champions!

De Anza and SDCC finalist teams


How to Join the Team

During the Fall quarter, the team will meet in the Badminton Techniques class, PE 32B,  scheduled for Tuesdays & Thursday at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM.  The class ID number  is CRN 21873 and it appears in the Fall schedule of classes. Come to class in the first week and we can add you (the class may show full, but it isn't). Team candidates should be attending at least one or both workouts each week -- each will last 90 -120 minutes, depending on how much we play that night.  There will be one-two days during the quarter with tournaments with other schools and team candidates are encouraged to enter tournaments (like the UC Davis Fall Open) on their own and with teammates. In order to participate in any intercollegiate competition, athletes must complete a pre-participation physical.  The physicals will occur on the week of Monday, September 25th in the evening. More details will be sent to those enrolled in Badminton Techniques prior to the first week of the Fall Quarter

First-Time intercollegiate athletes (freshman and transfers) will take PE 99 -  Orientation to Athletics, 1 unit class conducted over 3-4 days and is conducted once on the week prior to the start of the Fall Quarter, once late in the Fall or week 3 of the Winter quarter .

For the Winter Quarter enroll in Intercollegiate Badminton P E -038W and contact Coach Mark for the specific training schedule.   Contact Coach Mark for more information.

In the Winter quarter the team trains 2-3 evenings per week (M-T-TH), shifting to Mon-Thu once the basketball season ends in late February. 

Scrimmages and pre-season tournaments commence in February with Coast Conference play running mid-March through early May.  The State Championships are the second weekend of May.

Academic Requirements: Full-time student status (min 9 academic units and 3 units of the intercollegiate women's badminton course for a total of at least 12 quarter units during the competitive season -- Winter/Spring quarters). Freshman or first-time competitors do not have a unit requirement for the Fall, but they should at least a 2.0 GPA in all work attempted. Sophomores or students who wish to compete for a second season must have completed 36 academic units prior to competing their second season. Athletes must maintain at least a 2.0 grade average. Our academic coordinator, Matt Trosper, can help you with more details in this area. Just call 408 864-8646.

Athletic Requirements: No previous competitive badminton experience is required to join the intercollegiate badminton class and try out for the team. All interested athletes are encouraged to register in the course and join in the training. The traveling team will be based on student's ability and commitment to building a winning team.

IF you have other questions, please contact Coach Mark at 408-864-8541 /

Fall planning letter from Coach Mark

Important dates


Summer session 2017:

PE 99 -- Orientation to Athletics (PE 99, CRN 12392); Mon-Thur, Sept. 18-21st appx 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Next PE 99 offering is Tue-Fri, Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in the afternoon.


Fall Quarter 2017: 

Monday, Sept. 25, TBA (Room PE 673) Pre-Physical exam meeting with trainers -- bring paper copy of Health Insurance card

First class meeting, Tuesday, September 26th at 7:30 PM, PE21 (Main gym) "Badminton Techniques" CRN 21873

Pre-participation physicals Thursday, September 28th  (evening appointment time set at Monday meeting)

Fall "Non-traditional" Competitions (2) : Tentatively Fri Nov. 10th (at CCSF) and Sun Nov. 19th (SJSU Doubles) plus 1 competition TBA


Competitions -- weekends in February & March 2018, Coast Conference play starts March 15th (weekday afternoons) through State Championships in mid-May.


Women's Badminton Building: PE-51A
Contact: Mark Landefeld
Phone: 408.864.8541

Last Updated: 7/20/17