Coach Education Courses
Club Development Coaching Clinic Dates 2021
Squash NSW will be running a number of coaching courses this year to increase the amount of coaches across the state and to further the skills of current coaches.
- 27-28 March: Gerringong Squash Club
- 3-4 July: Northmead Squash Club
Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that squash is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players. Participants of these clinics will learn to plan, conduct and evaluate training programs suitable for a diverse range of ages and abilities.
Clinics will be run by National Squash Assessor and Performance Squash Coach, Grant Gough. Grant is a Level 3 coach/assessor/presenter and is the current national educator for Squash Australia. He has been a professional squash coach since 1982 and during this time has gained a wealth of experience and achievements including: two time NSW squash coach of the year, 2008 Australian squash coach of the year, CHS state coach for close to 20 years and two time coach of the Australian Junior Mens Team.
The clinics will certify coaches as a Level 1 Club Development Coach with Squash Australia. There are no pre-requisites or previous coaching experience needed, you just need to enjoy squash and be able to bring your own equipment.
Limited space is available. The two-day course costs $299, which includes lunch on both days as well as coach certification with Squash Australia. Certification is valid for 4 years, after which it can be renewed annually.
Coach Education is a key component of Squash Australia’s Development Plan. Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that squash is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.
Squash players can be divided into two streams: those that are playing for fun, and those that are playing to reach the highest level possible. These are often referred to as ‘participation’ and ‘performance’.
In Australia, we have labelled these two streams as High Performance and Foundation. To reflect the two streams and better meet their differing needs, our Education Programs have also been divided into these pathways.
Squash Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), has developed a new framework to capture these different pathways and address the current shortfalls in applied research and practice specific to athlete development. It is called FTEM.
FTEM (representing Foundations, Talent, Elite, and Mastery) is a user-friendly framework of sporting
development that is representative of the ‘whole of sport’ pathway continuum.
It integrates three key outcomes of sports participation: active lifestyle, sports participation, and sports excellence. It provides a practical method to assist all squash stakeholders in constructing a more functional athlete and sport development system.
The FTEM framework can be used as a practical planning and review tool for a
broad range of sporting stakeholders including parents, teachers, clubs, coaches, sports science and sports medicine personnel and the elite level squash programs. This enhanced understanding of the squash pathway will help us to improve the experiences of more people, at more levels of the pathway, more often.
|Foundation||$99||4 Years||Foundation, Tutor & High Performance||$39|
|Club Development||$299||4 Years||Foundation, Tutor & High Performance||$49|
|Talent Development||$699||4 Years||Foundation, Tutor & High Performance||$59|
|Performance Development||$1999||4 Years||Tutor & High Performance||$69|
|High Performamce||$2499||4 Years||High Performance||$79|