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MYB Player, Jennie Xu, Bursts onto Tournament Scene

MYB player, and tournament newcomer, Jennie Xu took players and parents by surprise when she, along with partner Kelly Vance (CT), scored a third-place finish in the U11 girls doubles event at the Long Island Regional Championships last weekend. This is the first USA Badminton sanctioned, ranking tournament for Xu and the first time she has played with this partner.

Xu’s brother Michael captured a third-place finish in the U15 boys doubles event with partner Lukas Chang (MA) and a first-place finish in the consolation rounds of U15 mixed doubles with partner Lisa Vance (CT). Also competing in the tournament was Clayton Cayen who added to the medal count with a first-place finish in the U19 mixed doubles with partner Sanchita Pandy (VA)

MYB Head Coach Nick Vered said:

“I couldn’t be prouder of our veteran players Clayton Cayen and Michael Xu. They battled against some stiff competition and once again came back with spectacular results”
“Jennie Xu was our surprise of the tournament. This was Jennie’s first major nationally ranked tournament and she took home Bronze in doubles. I am thrilled with her showing and believe that she has huge potential to become a top player in the country”

Both Xu (Michael) and Cayen will travel to Orlando FL over February vacation week to compete in the ClearOne Open Regional Championships, one of the highest ranking tournaments held in the country. Both players are attempting to earn points to qualify for the Junior International Trials, the qualifying tournament for the Pan Am Junior Championships being held in Brazil in July.


Winning Never Grows Old

Success is never fleeting at Marblehead Youth Badminton, and Chris Colcord and Nicole Frevold exemplify that winning tradition. On the right, Colcord and Frevold proudly hold up their U-22 mixed doubles championship trophies at NEJO 2017 last month, and on the left they are shown after winning U-12 mixed doubles at the 2008 Maryland Junior Open.

MYB Presents Spirit, Service Awards for Meritorious Service


Marblehead Youth Badminton celebrated some of its long-standing volunteers, who have given their time and expertise to help run the sports organization behind the scenes this spring. The honorees included Jennie Aspinall, David Deutsch, Marion Higgins and Leanne Torrie.

The Dee Colcord Spirit Award was created to recognize MYB’s former president (2005-10) for generating a spirit of fun, dedication and fairness in the highly competitive sport of badminton. Each year, recipients are chosen from the entire organization that includes the players to volunteers. Last month, Joan Cayen the president of MYB, presented the Award to Aspinall, Higgins, and Torrie.


If you are on the Brown Team or in high school on the Blue or Green Team, consider participating in the MYB-a-Leader program. The goal of this program is to encourage growth in our veteran players by offering them opportunities to assume leadership roles within MYB and to provide valuable services to MYB. As a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, this is volunteer work/community service.  For more info, click here or speak to the coach.


We would love your help and we are a great group to work with! MYB volunteer opportunities are available. If interested, please contact Joan Cayen or any board member for more details. You can contact us at the link above.

Consider joining us to learn some new skills and get more involved in your MYB community!


Northeast Badminton Association announces the Donald C Paup Coaching Fund to support the education, development and certification of coaches in the Northeast region. click here for full details

Mission and Goal

Marblehead Youth Badminton (MYB) is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of badminton in young players. Our goal is to serve the training needs of both recreational players and highly competitive players. The program is designed to provide solid badminton fundamentals, including the rules of badminton, court etiquette, and game play.

Head Coach Nick Vered and his assistant coaches provide beginners with solid badminton fundamentals. More advanced players travel to tournaments up and down the East coast, as well as to the West coast and even internationally.

In addition to serving the Marblehead community as an after-school activity, MYB happily provides demonstrations and classes for in-school groups, as well as special events for scout troops and other organizations. Contact the Head Coach or the Outreach volunteer for more information.

MYB’s success is made possible by our dedicated coaches, the Gut ‘n Feathers Club, the Marblehead Recreation and Parks Department and our fabulous parent volunteers.

Badminton World Comes to Marblehead

Throughout the weekend of April 8-9, Marblehead Youth Badminton hosted its 19th New England Junior Open (NEJO) tournament. The event drew over 100 athletes from 13 clubs across seven states, including two from California.
A total of 18 players represented MYB, including Isabella Barbera, Charles Bushman, Hannah Casey, Clayton Cayen, Chris Colcord, Aiden Crowley, Cooper Dalton, Sophie Deutsch, Nicole Frevold, Adriana Jacob, Denis Kazakov, James Korzenik, Alessandro Prestero, Kevin Rishi, George Sabin, Brewster Smyers, Michael Xu and Thananant Yangyiem.

Video Highlights

See MYB's Coach Nick (CT Open Men's Doubles Winner) in action, including an amazing rally at 03'15". Click here to watch.

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