It is not widely known, but Lisa Ward, an NCBC Director and local player, runs what arguably might be the most successful middle school badminton program in the Southeast at Hawfields Middle School in Mebane. In this RDU area (the hotbead area of NCAA basketball) imagine that in Lisa's school, badminton is more popular than basketball.
Eat your heart out Roy
Williams and Coach K.
If your children are in middle or high school and a teacher has a serious interest in badminton, NCBC has a small group of dedicated helpers that can assist.
Although personally Lisa is still looking for her own first USAB National Championship, she is already an international champion of sorts and later this month she will be in Costa Rica (where badminton is already widely played) to help develop school badminton programs and players.
Be proud badminton players