USAB Coaching Pass 2021-22 Open – BWF Required

The Coaching Pass Application for the 2021-2022 season is now open to USA Badminton members and coaches. The pass is required to coach at all 2021-2022 USAB Sanctioned Junior Ranking Tournaments and must be visibly worn at tournaments.

In partnership with the Badminton World Federation, USAB only recognizes coaches certified through the USAB/BWF High-Performance coaching pathway. Certification at BWF- Level 1 requires coaches to complete both the online component and the in-person portion with a BWF assessor.

For the purposes of obtaining a USA Badminton Coaching Pass, you are required to successfully complete ONLY the online component of the BWF-Level 1.

Coach Eligibility Requirements:

Through USAB SimplyCompete:

  • Current USAB Membership

  • Active and Passed Background Check.

  • Complete and current SafeSport Training.

  • 2×2 Passport Appropriate Photo uploaded to the SimplyCompete profile.

  • Signed Coach’s Code of Conduct (LINK HERE).

Through BWF:

All items except the BWF online course can be completed through USAB SimplyCompete. If you are experiencing any SimplyCompete related issues, please email with a screenshot of the issue.