We're sorry but pot doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Please enable it to continue.
Yonex Legends - loader/yonex-legends_loader_illustration
Yonex Legends - yonex-legends_transition_logotype
Yonex Legends - yonex-legends_logo
Yonex Legends - yonex-legends_pillar_sidebar-lines
junior development
community enrichment
participation discovery
badminton advancement
Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_cover

Leveling up
the juniors
that are our

How Legends’ Vision is doubling down on youth to make badminton the sport of the next generation.

Level up the players
to level up the game.

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-01_icon

The best way to take the sport to the next level is to make sure that our juniors can level up faster. To a point where they don’t just master the sport - they innovate the sport. While practice makes perfect, there’s only so much you can do if you don’t know exactly what it is you should be practicing. Through Legends’ Vision, we are developing new ways of giving juniors access to better learning tools.

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-01_image
 Every minute poured into junior development is returned tenfold in the form of passion and dedication to the game. Junior development is our strongest tool to helping badminton thrive for decades to come. 

- Peter Gade


Create better learning

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-03_icon

For many juniors, the early years of badminton can feel like a journey of self-teaching. Hours of practicing and perfecting, often with YouTube as the secret coach. Through Legend’s Vision, we are creating real-world teaching opportunities in the form of clinics. Local Ambassadors are establishing networks and calendars for clinics so that juniors can get a chance to receive first-hand coaching, tailored to their personal level and game.

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-03_image
Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-03_icon-after


Free badminton clinics
in partnership with CIF

Partnering with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) North Coast Section and Central Coast Section, the Legend Ambassadors will host free clinics for high school coaches across California, starting in January 2020. The programs will aim to cover not only the foundation for badminton coaches, but also creative ways to help with the motivation and confidence of the students.

 My challenge to the younger kids is that it’s great that you want to be the new Tony Gunawan, Halim Haryanto or Howard Bach’ in the U.S., but my challenge is to be better than them. Achieve something all three of them have never achieved: to win Olympic Gold. 

- Howard Bach

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-05_icon

Providing direct access
to Legend-level-learning

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-06_icon

Gaining learning opportunities through in-person clinics are vital, but it is also important to give juniors access to valuable learning tools they can access anytime and anywhere. Today’s juniors are fortunate to grow up in a fully-connected world. Through Legend’s Vision, we are finding ways to use today’s digital tools to provide Legend-level instructional content to help every level of junior.

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-06_image


Digital master class content, universally available for juniors

Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-07_icon
Yonex Legends - junior-development/yonex-legends_junior-development_block-07_image

In collaboration with Legends Peter Gade and Lee Yong Dae, we are planning to produce a series of badminton master classes, tailored to different levels of junior players. The master classes will be available to all juniors.


Peter gade’s masterclass

This website or its third-party tools process personal data (e.g. browsing data or IP addresses) and use cookies or other identifiers, which are necessary for its functioning. You accept the use of cookies or other identifiers by closing or dismissing this notice, by clicking a link or button or by continuing to browse otherwise.Learn more.