NSW Squash Player Development
NSW SQUASH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & TALENT PATHWAY
NSW SQUASH ACADEMY
Training Tomorrow’s Champion’s Today

The Player Talent Pathway below provides a broad overview of the process that is available to children who are first starting out in squash to professional players on the international circuit.

 

Talent pathway for NSW Squash Juniors

 

 

 

 

 

AIS SQUASH UNIT

 

 

 

 

SQUASH INSTITUTE/ACADEMY (NTC)

 

 

 

 

ELITE

 

 

 

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHPS

(INDIVIDUAL & TEAMS)

 

INTERNATIONAL PSA & WISPA TOURNAMENTS

 

 

 

NATIONAL

SENIOR

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

(OPEN & CLOSED)

 

NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

PSA/WISPA CIRCUIT

 

SQUASH INSTITUTE/ACADEMY (NTC)

 

NATIONAL TALENT SQUADS

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS

(NSW Institute of Sport)

 

NSW SQUASH ACADEMY

 

DSR REGIONAL ACADEMYOF SPORT

 

REGIONAL TRAINING SQUADS

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR

 

 

 

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

(INDIVIDUAL & TEAMS)

 

TRANS TASMAN TESTS

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT

 

 

 

 

STATE JUNIOR

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

(INDIVIDUAL & TEAMS)

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR SERIES

 

SE ASIAN CIRCUIT

 

STATE TITLES

 

TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT

 

 

LOCAL CENTRE

 

 

JUNIOR CLUB

 

PENNANT COMPETITION

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE

 

IN HOUSE & INTER CLUB COMPETITIONS/CIRCUITS

 

INTRA & INTER SCHOOL COMPETITIONS

 

LOCAL CENTRE

 

JUNIOR BEGINNER

DEVELOPMENT CLINICS

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

SERVICES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO JUNIOR SQUASH PLAYERS IN NSW
JUNIOR BEGINNER: There are a wide range of options for young beginner players to train and compete within club coaching programs to learn the BASICS. Squash is an easy game to learn, and there are modified games and equipment to suit every size and skill level. It is important that beginner players start to develop correct TECHNIQUE under the guidance of a qualified Coach.
JUNIOR CLUB: Players will be introduced to in-house and inter-club competition under the guidance of qualified coaches. Players should establish the ability and desire to respond especially to the TECHNICAL area through this stage of their development. Players should also have an understanding and appreciation of the TACTICAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL skills used in the game.Players should be introduced to PHYSICAL FITNESS programs specific to the game.  

In Sydney and Country Regional areas, circuit tournaments are successfully running and cater for all ages and all standards. Contact your nearest Squash Club or NSW Squash for further information.
TALENT ID: Players that stand out with the potential, attitude and focus to develop into a high grade player, progress through the Sydney and Country Regional Development Squad programs into the NSW Squash Academy.
SQUAD TRAINING: The purpose of the Squad system is to provide training with players of comparable standard under professional supervision, which might otherwise not be available to the player concerned.Players are provided with a solid, regular and consistent training base at a more advanced level with the State’s leading squash juniors.The principal is that the squad training supplements (not replaces) private coaching sessions.

All Squads operate under the NSW Squash Academy’s banner which provides resources to help you achieve results.
In the following format will be followed:
Regional:6 sessions per year (depending on Region)
Conducted Sundays between 10 – 3pm (3-4 hours depending on Region)

Sydney: Twice monthly in North/West, South and Southwest districts (Day/s may vary between districts)
Sessions from February through to November
Overall annual plan – including competition and tournament schedule for each player
Additional training, coaching, tournament / event and touring opportunities as they arise
Individualised training programs to include technical/tactical (on-court) and physical (on & off –court) training
Training will target specific milestones, tournaments and events within the NSW & Australian Squash Calendars. The Squad Training will focus on 4 major areas: Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Fitness for Squash
Fitness, endurance, strength, conditioning and goal setting programs
Players may discuss variations with the Squad management to suit their needs
Player performance assessments and evaluations will be provided on an individual basis
Full term commitment
Additional opportunity to attend a NSW Squash Academy weekend training camp/s
With the Regional Coaches, the NSW Squash Head Coach will oversee the program with a pool of assistant and guest coaches

STATE JUNIOR:
There are many opportunities for established Junior Players to improve. Most at this level would have represented at School, Regional, State and National Championships.
The PDC is very proud of the high-quality supportive team network being established throughout NSW. This is certainly a positive environment for our talented and performing players.