At ISI Idrætshøjskole you will get the chance to combine badminton on an ambitious level with the traditional and successful Danish methods within the sport. Besides, a stay at a folk high school in Denmark is a very inspiring experience, and can open both eyes and lead you on the roads towards your future.
Badminton on ISI is for you who wish to be challenged in one of Denmark’s most successful badminton environments. We focus on you, your games and your development. If you have ambitions to become a badminton coach, ISI offers a training academy that can pave the way for your future coaching career.
The past numerous years, Ikast in Midtjylland, have created a strong training and development environment within Badminton.
As a folk high school student at ISI you will be offered morning trainings sessions, in collaboration with Sportstar College Ikast-Brande. This allows you to get highly qualified coaches and challenges on the badminton court. ISI is also collaborating with the local badminton club in Ikast, IFS Badminton, where evening trainings with the club and tournament matches are available for you.
At ISI you will also become a member of an inspiring folk high school environment and community, which is a traditional way of developing personally with roots dating back more than 100 years. The stay will make you gain valuable personal experience and friends for life. Everyday you will be surrounded by lots of folk high school friends, and all of them have passion for their sport just like you do for yours. This will be both inspiring, communicative and give you friends across different areas of sport.
The badminton training is planned with great care for individual development. At ISI it is our job to develop your game with eye for details and other elements that will improve your development. As tradition, we also focus of psychological training as an aspect of badminton training at ISI, and see it as equally relevant as strength training, which is also an area of focus – in order for personal development but also to prevent injuries.
At ISI coaching academy you will get a unique opportunity to experience coaching on an elite level, and participate in one of Denmark’s most successful talent development environment within badminton, the local club, Ikast FS Badminton.
ISI coaching academy has been created in collaboration with the Danish badminton association, DGI and Badminton Denmark. The target is to develop, challenge, inspire and educate you with the ambitions of becoming a coach on a high level.
At ISI, you will live in the center of unique badminton opportunities, such as
Mathias Baskjær, badminton student at ISI Folk High School
“ISI and the entire badminton environment in Ikast is very good. With professional coaches and talented players your communication and training is always top standard. Everything is extremely easy, as everything is located very close to the school facilities. All you have to do is focus on your badminton and enjoy folk high school life.”
Caragh Alley, New Zealand, badminton student at ISI Folk High School
”Training in Ikast has been very developing for me. Technically, mentally and personally. I’ve become more consistent in my game and a faster badminton player. Life as a højskole-student has taught me to work in teams and to set goals - which have also helped me improve on the badminton court.”
Andra Olariu, Romania, badminton student at ISI Folk High School
”My year at ISI helped me prepare for the 2017 European Youth Championship. I’m positive about everything here. The quality of the coaches, the level of badminton and to me it is both a new and a great experience to be surrounded by good training partners at each training. I’ve only met friendly people – at the højskole and in the club – who all helped me getting settled in Ikast. I feel surrounded by family.”