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2013 CCCAA State Champions!
How to Join the Team
During the Fall quarter, the team will meet in the Badminton Techniques class, scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM. The class ID number (CRN) is 21873 . Team candidates should be attending at least one or both workouts each week. There will be two-three 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 preliminary exam will be on Thursday, September 26, at 6 PM, with the follow-up exam with a physician on Monday, September 30th after 6 PM.
Those who miss the fall season may still participate once Winter quarter starts. Enroll in Intercollegiate Badminton and contact Coach Mark for the specific training schedule.
In the Winter quarter the team trains Sunday, Tuesday and Wed or Fri evenings, shifting to Mon-Thu once the basketball season ends. First-Time intercollegiate athletes (freshman and transfers) must take PE 99 (1 unit) which is conducted during the first two weeks of the quarter.
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 (10 academic units and 2 units of the intercollegiate women's badminton course for a total of 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 must have at least a 2.25 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 2.25 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
First class meeting, Thursday, September 26th at 7:30 PM, PE21 (Main gym)
Physical preliminaries (health forms, vitals signs, etc.) Thursday, September 26, 6 PM at the Athletic Training Room
Physical exam: Monday, September 30, 6 PM, Health Services
Fall competitions: 2-3 in October/November, TBA
Enroll in PE 038W and get training schedule from Coach Mark -- training does not match the times listed in the Winter Quarter Schedule of Classes.
PE99 Orientation to Athletics (1 unit for all 1st Time athletes) conducted late afternoon / early evening during the first 10 days or quarter.
Contact: Mark Landefeld