Getting started with the
2013 & 2014 State Champions!
How to Join the Team
During the Fall quarter, the team will meet in the Badminton Techniques class, PE 32B, scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM. The class ID number is CRN 21873 and it appear in the Fall schedule of classes. Come to class in the first week and we can add you (the class shows 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 26th in the evening. More details will be available in the first meetings of Badminton Techniques in the first week of the Fall Quarter
First-Time intercollegiate athletes (freshman and transfers) will take PE 99 - Orientation to Athletics, 1 unit conducted over 3-4 days and is conducted late in the Fall or early in the WInter quarter (Winter Quarter -- January 24-26th, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM and Friday January 27th 10 AM - 2:30 PM).
For the Winter Quarter enroll in Intercollegiate Badminton P E -038W and contact Coach Mark for the specific training schedule. Pre-participation physical exams will be available during the week of January 10th. Contact Coach Mark for more information.
In the Winter quarter the team trains 2-3 evenings per week (T-TH-SU), 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Quarter 2017
Training starts Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 PM in the gym (PE21) -- Class: PE 038W
Physical exam preliminaries in Athletic Training Room Tuesday, Jan 10th, prior to 5 PM (bring paper copy of Health Insurance card), full exams on Wed Jan 11 in the evening
Orientation to Athletics (PE 99, CRN 34833) -- Tues-Thur, Jan. 24-26th 4 PM - 6:30 PM, Friday Jan 27th, 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Summer session 2016:
PE 99 -- Orientation to Athletics, CRN 12068
Sept. 19-21, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fall Quarter 2016:
Monday, Sept. 26, 1:30 PM (Room PE 673) Pre-Physical exam meeting with trainers -- bring paper copy of Health Insurance card
First class meeting, Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 PM, PE21 (Main gym)
Pre-participation physicals Wednesday, September 28th (evening appointment time set at Monday meeting)
Fall "Non-traditional" Competitions (2) : Tentatively Fri Nov. 11th and Sun Nov. 20th
Competitions -- weekends in February & March, Coast Conference play starts March 16th (weekday afternoons) through State Championships in mid-May.
Contact: Mark Landefeld