More Central Squash coaches take a step on the national coaching pathway


Over the past few months of 2017 Squash Central has run four coach development modules which has seen more coaches gain a national coaching qualification.


Already this year more than 20 keen coaches from SquashGym and Kawaroa Park Squash Club have taken part in an interactive and practical module workshop where they have learned the skills required to coach their Small and Big Nix players for the upcoming season. By attending the coach development modules, the coaches will soon be passing on even more knowledge to the squash community.


Under Squash New Zealand’s CoachForce programme, Squash Central arranged the various modules in order to raise the number and quality of coaches working in clubs and schools throughout the District. The modules, which all have a practical element, focus on athlete-appropriate coaching and come with a special module pack and resources with examples of easy-to-follow training sessions and activities to help.


Squash New Zealand Coaching and Development Director Luke Morriss said “coach development is the cornerstone of athlete development. It’s important that we all keep developing our coaching skills so that we can effectively pass this information onto our players to help them be better.”


Since the new Coach Development Framework was released in 2010, more than 135 people from the Central Squash District have qualified as squash coaches by attending one of the available modules. Earlier this year Jason Fletcher (Palmerston North) and Kaye Carter (Kawaroa Park) attended Squash New Zealand’s first-ever CoachForce training forum to be officially recognised as regional CoachForce facilitators.


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Anyone with an interest in coaching is welcome to attend a module and no qualifications or experience is necessary – just a love of squash and a desire to pass on your knowledge. Find out more about the coaching pathway here: