Rules and Regulations: Badminton Racket Pack (Schools)

Last updated: October 6, 2023

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RAC 1 The London Youth Games School Games Badminton Festival will be run in accordance with the Badminton England Racket Pack Festival Guide.

RAC 1.1 Should any guidance listed below contradict those outlined by Badminton England, these will supersede those.

RAC 1.2 It will be at the discretion of the event referee and LYG personnel as to the application of this guidance, and any subsequent decision made as a result will be final.

RAC 2 Age Category

RAC 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games School Games Badminton Racket Pack:

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB Likely School Year
7 – 9-year-olds 01/09/2014 31/08/2016 Year 3/4

RAC 2.1. Participants should not enter this festival if they are ineligible.

RAC 2.1.1 Should a school wish to bring a participant who falls beyond this age range, approval should be sought from LYG by emailing

RAC 2.2 It is the responsibility of teachers & SGOs to ensure all participants details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to take part.

RAC 3 Eligibility Criteria

RAC 3.1 Competition Tier: Aspire

RAC 3.1.1 Competition Intent: Developmental event which will focus on extending children and young people’s knowledge & understanding of a particular sport using station based or non-scoring games formats. The measure of success is determined by demonstrating sporting values or through the accrual of team best scores. Local qualifying festivals may be used as a selection process to these events but is not mandatory.

RAC 3.1.2 Player Eligibility: Aimed at children and young people who are new to the sport and are not currently receiving regular coaching outside of school but may be more likely to take that step as a result of attending the event. Ideal for pupils who may be active and have basic competence but are not representing school teams.

RAC 4 Squad Size Schools are permitted to bring a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 participants.

RAC 4.1 Teams should be made up of 50/50 split between boys and girls.

RAC 5 Kit & Equipment All equipment is provided by the festival providers.

RCT 6 Format The festival will run across 8 badminton courts and consist of station-based activities and friendly match-play.

RAC 6.1 Station Based Activities Each team rotates to take part in each activity across a 5-7 minute play time. The 10 stations that will be played are as follows:

  • Egg Baskets
  • Switch
  • Catch the Bird
  • Ladders
  • Caterpillars
  • Backhand Tap-ups
  • Crazy Golf
  • Badders Baseball
  • Ready Steady Throw
  • Shooting Stars

RAC 6.1.1 Timings of play time per station will be subject to entry numbers.

RAC 6.2 Match Play Teams will get the opportunity to participate in some friendly badminton match-play. This will include fun match-related badminton activity to ensure participants get the opportunity to experience playing badminton.

RAC 7 Scoring The festival is non-scoring. Schools are encouraged to record individual participants scores in order to highlight their improvement throughout the day and keep track of their progress.

RAC 7.1 Salvers will be awarded for Team Best and School Games Values.