COBA Terms and Fees

Below is a payment schedule for players wishing to attend COBA.

Payment is based on 2 different schedules depending on the commitment of the player. You will notice that these figures are to give each potential athlete the amount he/she will need to attend and the different modes of payment.

Badminton: Monday-Sunday (Saturdays off)

Strength Training: 3 times per week

Training Location: ClearOne Badminton Centres

Monday: 7:30am-9:30am, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-9:30am, 5pm-8pm

Wednesday: 7:30am-9:30am, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Thursday: 7:30am-9:30am, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Friday: 7:30am-9:30am, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 5pm-8pm

Athlete Payment Plan (Non-Canadian Citizens)
One week: $500, Two weeks: $750, One Month: $1200, Six months: $6000, One Year: $9600

Athlete Payment Plan (Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents)
One Week: $500, Two weeks: $750, One month: $1200, 6 months: $4800, One Year: $6000

Training Fees are inclusive of the following:

  • Daily training schedules based on table above.
  • Schedule A includes 11 training sessions per week which include badminton every weekday morning and afternoon inclusive of weights, agility and running.
  • Schedule B includes 7 training sessions per week which include badminton every weekday afternoon inclusive of weights, agility and running.

Also included in training fees are:

  • Shuttles
  • Training program & Match Practice
  • Video Analysis
  • Tournament planning
  • Fitness testing each quarter
  • Fitness equipment use

The main elements of the Academy program are the same as for National Performance and Full-Time Badminton players, to include:

  • Up to 6 Hours of Badminton per day per week
  • Weights, Agility, Footwork or Running each day
  • Badminton and Fitness Training Program Planning
  • Access to Fitness Gym
  • Tournament Support and Guidance
  • Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic Access
  • Multiple High-Calibre Sparring Partners
  • Option for Local Residential Accommodation (will assist athlete but no guarantee)
  • Option for Local Education at university or college
  • Assistance with Sponsorship Contracts

Athlete Requirements to attend Academy:

  • Attend all practices unless advised by doctor
  • Attend all physical testing
  • Attend minimum of 2 domestic Grand Prix Circuit
  • Attend National Championships in respective country
  • Attend 4 International BWF sanctioned tournaments
  • Must be enthusiastic and willing to learn

* Coaches have the right at any time to request a player to leave COBA without full refund.


COBA will assist in aiding each player in locating appropriate housing if needed. Although there will not be any guarantees, COBA will uses all of its resources to find accommodation for players. Approximate rental rates in Richmond are as follows:

One bedroom apartment: $800/mo
Two bedroom apartment: $1100
Basement suite in house: $550


For questions or further information please contact Darryl Yung at:
Darryl Yung
PO Box 32519
Richmond, BC
V6X 3S1, Canada
Work Tel: (604) 278-0221
Mobile: (604) 808-9127
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