Coaching Staff

LISA DAVISON

Head Coach & Program Coordinator 
NCCP Coaching Certification:  Competition Introduction Certified & Competition Development Trained

Lisa’s 35+ years of experience in badminton extends as an coach, athlete, provincial administrator and NBCA Director and program coordinator. Lisa has been the Head Coach for NCBA since its inception in 2000 as well as Zone 8’s BC Winter Games Head Coach eight (8) times. She has also been manager or head coach for Team BC in 2008, 2015 & 2016  for Western Team Championships, the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax and the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops.  Lisa now dedicates her time on player development and events, instructing in schools, teaching teachers, mentoring coaches, honing officiating skills and delivering NCCP coaching courses.  In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family on the lake and dog agility training.


LOVISHA ARORA

NCCP Coaching Certification:  Shuttle Time In Training; Make Ethical Decisions, and Respect in Sport Complete

“I am very excited to join NCBA as one of the coaches.  I came to Prince George in 2019 to study in the field of business and will be completing my major in international business this year at CNC. This past summer I coached youth ages 5-12 for the Prince George Track and Field Club.  In India I have also participated in a badminton program and other individual sports as an athlete and I am eager to share my passion for sport with youth in Prince George.  In my spare time I like to do pencil sketching and reading.”

 


CORY FLECK

NCCP Coaching Certification:  Shuttle Time In Training; Make Ethical Decisions, and Respect in Sport Complete

“I am so happy to become part of the NCBA coaching staff and looking forward to working with youth ages 8 to 13+.  I was born and raised in Prince George and a former DP Todd Sec high school badminton team member .  I am currently studying Kinesiology at CNC and look forward to seeing where the Diploma will take me.  I have a passion for playing and coaching racquet sports including tennis, squash and now making a return to badminton. I like to keep active and providing an environment for kids to also be active but have fun doing it.”

 


EMILY LI

NCCP Coaching Certification:  Shuttle Time In Training; Make Ethical Decisions, Safe Sport Training and Respect in Sport Complete

“Hi my name is Emily and I was born and raised in Prince George. I trained with the NCBA development squad from 2003-2008, as well as playing for my high school team. In October 2021, I had recently started playing badminton again at the Ladies Only Badminton. I am also a fully licensed Early Childhood Educator who has worked in the field of childcare for 10 years. I am looking forward to meeting new faces in the badminton community!“

 


LUKE SPOONER

NCCP Coaching Certification:  Shuttle Time In Training; Make Ethical Decisions Trained Complete

“Making my debut as a coach is very thrilling.  I took my first NCBA program at the age of 7 where I learned some basics.  In 2017 I returned to NCBA and joined the Development Squad high-performance program.  Since then I have trained 2-3 times a week with Head Coach, Lisa Davison. I have competed at many competitions outside of Prince George (Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Kamloops to name a few), the 2020 BC Winter Games in Fort St John and with the Duchess Park high school badminton team.  I am really excited about the opportunity to excite others to play the sport.”


RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENT PLEDGE

North Central Badminton Academy has taken the pledge to the Responsiblie Coaching Movement!

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada – on and off the field.

The RCM is a multi-phase movement that affects all sport organizations and coaches across Canada. It stems from extensive and ongoing consultation with the sport community in Canada that showed us some of the systemic issues in sport, the role various parties play, and strategies for addressing these issues.

We are committed to keeping sport fair, fun, and safe


COACHING POLICIES

  • Coaching Certification – our coaches have various levels of instructional to competition coaching certification;  NCCP Shuttle Time Trained is required by all for our FUNdamentals, INTermediate and JUNior programs.  Our Development Squad program requires minimum of NCCP Competition Introduction Regional Certified and depending on the level of player up to NCCP Competition Introduction Provincial Certified and NCCP Competition Development.  Full Badminton Coaching Pathway in Canada located here.