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International Badminton Academy (IBA)



Coach team:

Left: Director and coach: Michael Kjeldsen

Right: Ass. coach: Lars Uhre

Head Coach
Name: Michael Kjeldsen
Adress: Bakkevej 9A, 2830 Virum, Denmark
Age: 35
Marital status: Married with Line
Club: Holte Badminton Club
Previous clubs: Hammel G.F., Sabro I.F., TST 79, AIA Tranbjerg I.F., Invercargill (New Zealand), Højbjerg B.K., Randers B.K., Hvidovre B.C.,
Profile: Studied oeconomics at Aarhus University 1983- 1987.
Personal coach for: Headcoach for Peter Gade from 1994 – 1999.
Background: More than 18 years experience with coaching at different levels. Followed the Danish Badminton Association’s coaches education to Elite coach level. Employed as full time coach in Højbjerg Badminton Club 1987-1990. Employed as full time coach in Randers Badminton Club 1990- 1995. Employed as full time coach in Danish Badminton Association as leader of the talentdevalopment and aasistent coach for the National Team 1995-1999.
Assistant Coach
Name: Lars Uhre Pedersen
Address: Marstalsgade 41., 2100 København Ø
Age: 27
Marital status: Single
Club: KBK Copenhagen
Previous clubs: Egtved IF, Vejle BTK, Gug, and Sandefjord BK
Profile: Studies Physical Education as major subject and English Language as secondary subject at the University of Copenhagen, seventh semester. Responsible for talent development and youth player training in KBK, Copenhagen. Assistant coach for the National U22, U19, and U17 teams at the Danish Federation’s summer camps in Kerteminde. Teaches at seminars for the National and Local Federations.
Personal coach for: Amalie D. Ørsted (two times U17 National champion and runner up in the European championships in ladies singles, U17 European champion in both doubles and mixed doubles), and Peter Kijne (U19 National bronze medalist, Men’s singles)
Active player for KBK, Copenhagen in the Danish 1st Division.
Background: More than 10 years experience with coaching at different levels. Followed the Danish Federation’s coaches education to DBF 1 level. Followed the one year, full time coaches education at Trænerskolen Aalborg, which is equivalent to a DBF 2 level. Employed as full time coach and active player in Sandefjord BK, Norway (2nd best elite club and best youth club in Norway). Coached on various youth summer camps at different levels from elite to beginners, e.g. Hørning, Tinglev, and Kolding.