DSA - SPORTS AND GAMES (BADMINTON)

With effect from 2019, Kent Ridge Secondary School will offer DSA to eligible students via Floorball, Badminton and Basketball. This is in line with our Learning for Life Programme which harnesses the philosophy of Olympism to develop our students through the interaction of mind, body and will.

Background

KR Badminton is a racquet sport played indoors. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). It is a sport that demands excellent fitness where players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements

Our CCA-Badminton curriculum is designed to nurture our students’ talents and potential to the fullest. This will encourage our students to develop a lifelong interest and passion that will sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Apart from building up the physical fitness, mental fortitude and game skills of our students, the badminton training sessions and co-curricular activities undergirded by the school values, are also good platforms for our students to develop positive character traits which will strengthen their 21st century competency skills and translate into positive attitudes and self-expressions.

 

Latest Achievements

1. Team

2017

  • Wee Kim Wee Badminton Challenge Trophy (Boys) 2017 – Third

2015

  • Wee Kim Wee Badminton Challenge Trophy (Boys) 2015 – Quarter-Finalist

2. Individual

       i. Muhammad Rafly Wibiyanto

  • Republic Polytechnic Badminton Challenge (Boys) 2018 – 1st Runner-Up (Doubles)
  • Republic Polytechnic Badminton Challenge (Boys) 2018 – 3rd Runner-Up (Singles)

      ii. Alaster Ng Jie Xiong

  • Republic Polytechnic Badminton Challenge (Boys) 2018 – 1st Runner-Up (Doubles)

     iii. Goh Jun Chen Giovan

  • 2017 Republic Polytechnic Badminton Challenge – Champion (Men Singles and Men Doubles)
  • 2017 Chua Chu Kang Badminton Tournament – Runner Up (Men Singles Open)
  • 2017 SAFRA 8th Badminton Tournament – Quarter-Finalist (Men Under-19 Singles)

     iv. Teo Yu Feng, Jonathan

  • 2017 Republic Polytechnic Badminton Challenge – Champion (Men Doubles and Mixed Doubles)

 

Training Programmes

1. Elementary Training Programme

This programme is for students who are seeking to improve their game. These fun sessions will focus on the core skills required such as footwork, racket grip and court movements, with a structured programme of drills, fitness training and match play.

With a commitment to improve from the players and support from parents, the school aims to develop the players in this group to the level required to join the Advanced Training Programme.

Training Frequency: 2 sessions (3 hours per each) per week on Monday and Thursday

2. Advanced Training Programme

The programme is specifically tailored for competitive Badminton players and it focuses on players who are keen to improve and bring their skills to the next level. The performance emphasis for this group of students, includes game strategies, mental preparation, fitness and strengthening.

Training Frequency: 4 sessions (3 hours per each) per week

 

Selection Process

1. After processing the application forms and documents, shortlisted DSA applicants will be notified of the dates of the trials and interviews by post or email.

2. Shortlisted DSA applicants are to bring along certified true copies of the followings:

  • Applicant’s relevant CCA and VIA records.
  • Primary 4 and 5 Overall results and Primary 6 Mid-Year results. (Applicants not from MOE mainstream schools are to submit equivalent documents.)
  • Testimonials and certificates of participation in relevant competitions.
Phase 1 – Application and Trials

1. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a selection trial.

2. The Badminton selection trial will consist of the following:

  • Agility Assessment
  • Technical Skills Assessment
  • Game Situation Skills Assessment

3. Each applicant will be assessed by a panel of teacher(s) and coach(es) with a set of rubrics. The rubrics for assessment are the same for all applicants.

4. Applicants’ scores are tabulated and those that meet the school’s requirements will advance to the next phase.

Phase 2 – Interview

1. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by post or email to attend an interview.

2. The applicant’s suitability and aptitude will be assessed by a panel of teachers and coaches.

Contact Persons
DSA - Sports and Games (Badminton): Mr Chan Kar Hong
Email: chan_kar_hong@moe.edu.sg

HOD PE/CCA: Mr Vincent Heng
Email: heng_swee_chye_vincent@moe.edu.sg

 

School Contact
Kent Ridge Secondary School
147 West Coast Road
Singapore 127368
Tel: 67731127
Fax: 67735119
Email: krss@moe.edu.sg