Help Us Help YOUR Badminton | BG Academy

Help Us Help YOUR Badminton | BG Academy

Hey Guys, it’s Gerald from BG Academy here. And in this video, I’ll be trying to get some
ideas and suggestions on how can I make better videos for You Guys! First of all, thank you guys for supporting
BG Academy, we’ve finally, finally reached the 5000 subscribers mark. When I was starting Youtube, I was trying
to do this like, to help out the students that were under me, to learn a few tips or
two, on how to play better badminton. But it turns out, you guys from all over the
world, started watching my videos, and giving me such positive comments. Yes! Finally reached 5000 subscribers I….. *Tsk* I’m so happy! *Chicken Dance song*
I need to catch my breathe I’m so excited All the positive comments, suggestions, feedback. It was very, very empowering. All of these would have been impossible if
you guys didn’t support me, so thank you so much. Anyways, you know when trying to make better
badminton videos, I was thinking, like. I realized that the more tutorial videos that
I make, and then I did a search out there, then I realized that, there is a lot of other
tutorial videos that are similar to my video. So I realized like, was it really, really,
the best kind of videos that I can make for you guys? You know it got me thinking, like. What else is there? And that’s why in this video, I need your
help. I need you guys to tell me, what kind of categories
would interest you guys the most. Some of the categories that I noticed would
interest a lot of viewers would be like for example, training guides, tutorial videos. Like for example, would you prefer for me
to create a training program, and to actually do the program, so that you guys can actually
see me doing that training program. *Fan girl Scream* Or would you guys prefer a little bit more
scientific? Like for example, court fitness videos, how
to improve your court stamina. And not to get breathless in court. Or Maybe would you guys like equipment videos? So you guys got to tell me, what interest
you guys. So what you have to do right now, is to leave all the suggestions down in the comments section below. The next thing, I like to find out, since
we have 5000 subscribers One thing that I like to find out is… What is your level of play? Did you just start out playing badminton and
you decided to watch some videos to get better? Or have you been playing for a while, meaning
you have certain level of play, you’ve played for a while and you are just looking to get
better. Or,
Are you like a professional player, maybe like a competitive in school or in your company,
so you are trying to watch videos to get your game up to the next level. So knowing what level you guys are at, would
help me make better and more relevant videos for you all. So i have made three comments, down below. So all you have to do is pick the one that
is most relevant to your level of play and give it a thumbs up. Problem, I’m actually a student right now
and work has been killing me. So there has been a lot of things that has
been going on in school, in the badminton academy. And I’m trying my best to get everything sorted
out, to do as much as I can, for all of you badminton ethusiast out there. So I seek your understanding that if sometimes
my video quality may not be the best, like in this video, used an outdoor badminton court,
I hope you guys can forgive me. Is that alright? Forgive me because I would like to make good
quality videos and get them out to you as quick as I can. And if I need to make every single video very
professional, then I’ll probably be making one video a year. So that wouldn’t be very nice.I’d like to
get as much content as I can out to you so I seek your understanding and support for
all my videos and channel. I’m not really making much money out of this,
I’m really doing this out of passion, hopefully in future I can make some money out of this. I hope. But nonetheless, I’m super, super thankful
for you guys for supporting me. And if you are new to our channel, I would
love to have you subscribe so that you can learn how to play better badminton safely. And there’s just so much things I just want
to tell you guys, you know I never did a video that is like, personal… I guess… So this is the first time I’m being a little
personal. You know I still remember the first time I
made my first video. The first time I made my first video. The first time I make my first video…. I still remember when I made the first video
it was when I was 16, you know I tried to start Youtube. *mumbles* okay start again, start again. Yes we finally reached 5000 subscribers. I’m so happy!

Comments (20)

  1. court fitness training videos. Please! 🙂

  2. Your look change now. Looking deferent.

  3. Like me if you're just starting out in Badminton

  4. Like this comment if you've played badminton for a while now 🙂 #IntermediatesPlease

  5. Like this comment If you're competitive in your game of badminton, like an advance player trying to reach for the skies ?

  6. I like more to technique ,like how to hold a racket when smashing is that different from the normal shot something like this more about technique

  7. Hi Gerard/Gerald (sorry didn't really get your exact name). First of all, congrats on the 5k subscriber milestone.

    Few suggestions from me on the list of things that may keep people interested (prepare your popcorn):
    1. I actually think training programs might not be practical, since most of the recreational players that watch youtube tutorial videos do not have access to proper coaching, partners to feed the shuttles, and courts. Unless your training regime is something they can do OUTSIDE badminton courts (e.g. developing muscle memory by dry swinging using the correct technique; this can be done anywhere)
    2. I would think more tutorial videos will do your channel good . Even though there are some excellent tutorial videos out there, most of them are either unstructured, not in good quality, or too short. Furthermore, you can always find your niche by discussing shots that not many have discussed before. Some ideas that I can think of off the top of my head: late backhand recovery, backhand smash, jump smash tumbling net, net cross, backhand/forehand slice drop, and deceptive net plays. There are a lot of tutorials out there but not many discussed the common mistakes and how to fix them. Maybe you can even begin the tutorial by asking your followers to send you videos of their own stroke/games, and you can select interesting videos which might represent many people's problems, discuss the mistakes/flaw in their techniques and how to fix in the tutorial video.
    3. Other than tutorials on the badminton techniques, you can also give more non-skill related tutorials like how to replace grips, how to apply weight tapes, how to setup badminton net etc.
    4. Video reviews are always popular, but since racket reviews might be too expensive at least until you get sponsored, maybe you could review smaller stuff like grips, weight tapes, strings, badminton bags etc.
    5. Match highlights: maybe once a while you can record your own games, especially if you are a good player. If you can show to viewers that you are actually doing what you preach, people can understand better in what circumstances certain shot technique can be really useful. Other than that, it is always fun to watch someone plays, especially if you also join school competition of some sort.
    6. Big match breakdown: you can highlights certain strategy that pros use in recent tournaments. Check this channel (for basketball) : bballbreakdown. Maybe you can do something similar with badminton matches.
    7. Strategy videos. Bwf channel has an excellent selection of basic strategy, but no channels have discussed more specific strategy e.g. How to exploit your opponent's weaker partner, how to cover your own weaker partner, how to spot technique weaknesses in someone's game and how to utilize them etc.

    For your video quality, I really like your short serve tutorial. I think that at least meets the minimum standard for a good tutorial video. You can further improve this by including clips from the professional matches and compare the techniques that they use with yours (and why both are okay choices if they are different).

    Other minor gripe that I have if probably you can practice to tone down your Singaporean accent. Your English is fluent but the heavy accent might not appeal to everyone. You can try to prepare what you want to say in writing so you can have better preparation. You also may want to say certain things in a voice over instead of always doing it live e.g. when you want to discuss the technique in details, you do the demonstration silently and do a voice over later. You can add a non intrusive song or two to make it your trademark.

    Good luck on the channel!

  8. Would be nice to know strategy tips in gameplay. I've been playing for around 4 yrs as part of my school team – I know some drills but lack in the tactics department :L

  9. Gerald ong soon lee used his huawei phone to record,literally i helped him record

  10. Gerald i think more tactics to help in the competitive rankings maybe lol

  11. maybe next time you can ask someone to hold a board with summarized points to aid you.
    Glad you are adding humor to your videos.

    i'm a leisure player who usually play doubles. (i'm from Singapore too!)

    a lot of people play doubles leisurely, you could start off the basic of doubles after you have covered the basics of badminton. (to gain popularity)

    1. what is a legal serve. (too many leisure chaps are doing foul flick serves.. zzzz) How to serve properly, different ways to serve, what are the points players should note when serving.
    2. footwork. basic footwork. responsibilities/roles of front court player vs rear court player. how the FCP and RCP should stand/position during service, receiving service, attack and defend. how to rotate
    3. clears. different kinds of clears. attacking clears, defensive clears. when to do clears. footwork and stance during clears.
    4. types of drives. how to drive. squats/stance during drives.
    5. smash/slice. how to smash. how to slice. how doubles smashing differs from singles smashing. how to smash correctly without injury. how to do jump smash. when should you smash/ slice. grip of racket when smashing. how to smash more sufficiently. what to note when smashing straight or overhead.
    6. nets. how to net. cross nets. what is an effective net shot. footwork …. . how to grip when doing netting. best height to take the net.
    7. drops. how to drop. things to note . height of shuttlecock. how to not let the opponents know you are doing a drop. footwork to dropshot. fingerwork during drops.
    8. net kills. how to grip during net kills. what to note during net kills. fingerwork, etc… footwork during net kills.
    9. backhand. footwork to backhand. types of backhands. is it recommended to do backhand for doubles?
    10. how to build a great wall of china – defend. how to defend faster. tips for defending.
    11. Tactics. different ways to receive a service. (2nd shot) Different ways to receive and play the 3rd shot. where and when to smash. where and when to drop. when and where to net. when to clear. when to smash straight or diagonally…. attack the weaker player…
    12. positioning and rotation for doubles.
    13. body training/conditioning and body strengthening…
    14. Pick viewers questions and feature maybe 1 each video.

    long long list…..too much to list… then the singles play… the mixed doubles play…

    for those viewers in Singapore, you could introduce them to your academy… you still need bread to eat. i'm sure a lot of people want to know how to get a coach, how is the training curriculum and how are the rates like.
    the trend is growing…. online badminton training lessons… you have a good crowd of english speaking audience if you do them right. Good publicity to your academy.

  12. trickshot tut video

  13. I wonder how many people don't get access to badminton courts or a buddy/friend to play badminton with?

    I'm thinking of tutorials that you can do on your own
    Tutorial that you need a training buddy

    Which appeals better?

  14. pls do more footwork videos and some basic training guides. Keep up the good work!

  15. Could you review badminton rackets

  16. Wheres Mr Ong ? :))

  17. I'm playing badminton for like 7 years,M a National player of India

  18. I'm an intermediate player. What interests me the most are instructional videos on technique, training/drills, and strategy/theory. There are not many videos out there that go into depth and detail on these subjects. Another cool idea would be taking games of intermediate and advanced players and breaking them down – talking about the strategy and what these players are doing correctly and incorrectly. Cheers from Canada!!

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