Chris Bals, Geena Freriks Complete Ball State Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff

Elwanda Tulloch

Ball State swimming & diving head coach J. Agnew has completed his staff for the upcoming season with the hiring of Chris Bals as an assistant coach and the addition of Geena Freriks as a graduate assistant coach.

Bals, a graduate assistant coach for the Cardinals for the past two seasons, has helped Ball State student-athletes break seven program records during his time on staff. This past season, the men’s program scored its highest point total at the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships since the 2006 campaign. In addition, the women’s squad achieved its best MAC Championships point total since the 2014 season.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Bals for four years as a collegiate swimmer and two years as my graduate assistant.” Agnew said. “His work ethic, passion for the sport, and drive to help student-athletes excel in and out of the pool are unparalleled. We

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Mustard Launches with $1.7 Million in Investment to Make World-Class Athletic Coaching Accessible to All

Elwanda Tulloch

Company Unveils World’s First Motion Analysis App Based on Biomechanical Data from the World’s Best Athletes; Opens for Beta Testing Today

Investors Include VC and Sports Industry Luminaries, Nolan Ryan, Drew Brees, and David Novak

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mustard, the world’s first elite-level motion analysis app for broad athletics coaching, announced it has raised $1.7 million in funding from investors including Shasta Ventures, Intersect VC, and best-in-class angels such as David Novak (founder and former CEO of YUM Brands), Mike Dixon (Managing Partner of Transformation Capital and former longtime Sequoia Capital Partner), Drew Brees (NFL all-time great and humanitarian), Nolan Ryan (MLB Hall of Famer), and Reid Ryan (former MLB Executive). The company will use the funds to enhance its robust AI technology and application suite, to expand into additional sports, and to build out an elite and robust mental performance training platform for all

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USA Badminton introduce schools and coaching programmes

Elwanda Tulloch

USA Badminton (USAB) has implemented the Badminton World Federation (BWF) schools and coach certification programmes.

Entitled “Shuttle Time”, the schools programme offers teachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which supports the teaching of safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged five to 15 years old.

The programme is now being implemented in 138 countries. 

Resources are now also available for coaches, with the online component of the BWF level one coach certification programme free of charge and open to all members of USAB.

After successful completion of the online component, an in-person assessment will be conducted by a BWF certified instructor for certification as a level one coach. 

The Shuttle Time programme teaches badminton to children ©BWF
The Shuttle Time programme teaches badminton to children ©BWF

“Fortunately, the first part of the BWF course can be taken online, and we intend to introduce the required in-person seminars throughout the United States as soon as possible,” said

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