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.
For the Winter Quarter enroll in Intercollegiate Badminton and contact Coach Mark for the specific training schedule.
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
Summer session 2016:
PE 99 -- Orientation to Athletics, CRN 12068
Sept. 22-25, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fall Quarter 2016:
First class meeting, Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 PM, PE21 (Main gym)
Pre-participation physicals in the evening, week of October 1 (time and place TBA)
Fall "Non-traditional" Competitions (2) : Tentatively Fri Nov. 4th and Sat Nov. 19th
Make-up session of PE 99, Nov 28 - Dec. 2 (hrs TBA)
Early Winter (Jan 2016) training schedule: Tue, Thu 7:30 PM, Sun TBA
Enroll in PE 038W in Winter Quarter and get training schedule from Coach Mark -- training does not always match the times listed in the Winter Quarter Schedule of Classes.
Make-up session of PE 99 -- Orientation to Athletics (6-8 hours for all 1st Time athletes) conducted late afternoon / early evening during the third week of winter quarter.
Competitions -- weekends in February & March, Coast Conference play starts March 16th (weekday afternoons) through State Championships in mid-May.
Contact: Mark Landefeld