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Experiences with the Online BailongBall Junior Trainer Program

We started with the following plan: Half the time we train via web conference and the other half traditionally, on site.

So on October 26, 2020, we started our first web conference based training session and shimmied from one pandemic social distancing ruling to the next. Bottom line: the entire Junior Trainer training took place via Zoom.

This required a lot of flexibility from the trainers Susanne Ritz, Mike Ritz and Shannon Ritz as well as from us, but this also had advantages, as we were able to schedule appointments at relatively short notice. We had different time windows, ranging from one hour to 4 hours, including breaks.

Online Training and Exam – Congratulations to the 2 New Trainers

Start October last year – the goal: to become a certified BailongBall Junior Trainer. The plan was a mix of online training and on-site training weekends. The idea was to have regular online sessions that would simplify training schedules for both trainers and trainees and eliminate the need for repeated long trips to the training site. However, the pandemic had its own plans and the training weekends were repeatedly postponed and eventually cancelled altogether. The training was done completely online, as was the exam.

How to become a certified TBBA Junior Trainer – the Multiplay Techniques

How to become a certified TBBA Junior Trainer – the Multiplay Techniques

Would you like to not only improve your BailongBall game, but also share what you have learned with others? Are you thinking about starting / growing a group of BailongBall players or even becoming a coach? If so, you probably have many questions: How long is the trainer program, what is its content and where is it being offered? Is there an examination and if so, what exactly will I be tested on, by whom and how? Are there different types of trainers or levels and if so, which ones and what distinguishes them? What does a TBBA certification actually stand for? …

In this series of blog posts we want to give you answers to the many questions reagarding the TBBA trainer certifications and encourage you to take the next step in your BailongBall game.

Christmas @ TBBA

It is the end of the year and the time to look at the last months and everyday life with different eyes. Time to share with those who joined our journey through the year. Time to rejoice together over what is important – being together, being there for one another, celebrating together. And so, on Sunday, the TBBA celebrated Christmas together. The ball moved from Panama, to the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Usbekistan and the Ukraine

News from the First Virtual Annual TBBA Meeting

As every year, the members of the Taiji Bailong Ball Association e.V. (TBBA) met for their general meeting – only this year was a little different than the others. In the past, it was customary to meet for the annual meeting in connection with a supervision on site. This year, however, the pandemic led to the introduction of a novalty. For the first time the members met virtually, via zoom.

How to become a certified TBBA Junior Trainer – the solo techniques

Would you like to not only improve your BailongBall game, but also share what you have learned with others? Are you thinking about starting / growing a group of BailongBall players or even becoming a coach? If so, you probably have many questions: How long is the trainer program, what is its content and where is it being offered? Is there an examination and if so, what exactly will I be tested on, by whom and how? Are there different types of trainers or levels and if so, which ones and what distinguishes them? What does a TBBA certification actually stand for? …
In this series of blog posts we want to give you answers to the many questions reagarding the TBBA trainer certifications and encourage you to take the next step in your BailongBall game.

So, that is a Supervision…

You may have wondered what exactly a Supervision is, who meets and what are they doing? Actually the answer is quite simple:

all TBBA trainers, from Assistant Trainers to Instructors, meet once a year for two days
during those two days, they refresh their skills and learn new ones as well
they exchange on all disciplines: Freestyle, Multiplay, Form. etc.
most important of all: they have a lot of fun and in the process even extend their license 😉

BailongBall Workshop 23 Feb -28 Feb 2020 Bensheim / Germany

Are you interested in learning BailongBall, want to enjoy the experience and would like to be coached by professionals? Taiji Bailong Ball Association e.V., the official representative of BailongBall in Europe, offers workshops covering the entire spectrum of this sport, theory and practice.

Workshop & Supersion @ Hamburg – Impressions

Looking back at TBBA’s Workshop and Supersion weekend on October 5th and 6th, we learned a lot, had a lot of fun and took a bag full of impressions back home. We met players and trainers from Europe’s Western boundaries, like Portugal, France and the Netherlands, across the continent to Germany and all the way to its Eastern borders, like Russia. What is more – we  met friends we have not seen for a year! It is this annual get together, that forms one of the highlights towards the end of the year

Trainers meet Players @ Bensheim – Learning and Having Fun Together

Trainers meet Players @ Bensheim BailongBall Supervision and Workshop Trainers met players at the year-end event of TBBA in 2018. A total of 20 players from France, the Ukraine and Germany met in Bensheim (Germany) for the first joint supervision and workshop event. While the TBBA-trainers renewed their licenses during a 2 day supervision, players […]