Squash NZ website

There are loads of fantastic resources for clubs on the Squash NZ website SNZ Club Resources  including posters to edit, coaching programmes and much more.


Squash In Schools

Kiwi Squash Poster

Kiwi Squash Info Brochure

Buddy Club

Each year a Central Squash Committee member is matched up with a club.  This is called the Buddy Club system and those committee members will be in touch with their buddy clubs and will attend a committee meeting or two throughout the year to offer advice and guidance as to how Central Squash can help the club to progress and grow.

Buddy club allocations for this year are as follows:

Tournament Draws

Downloadable Draws

Attached are Tournament Draws for Club use, from 4 and 6 Round-Robin draws to full 8, 12 and 16 draws. These are a club resource developed by District Management FREE of charge for Central club use.

Funding

Funding Opportunities

There are many organizations that supply funding for projects to sports clubs.  The Squash New Zealand website has some useful information as well as a spreadsheet of organizations and their contact details.  This spreadsheet is attached and has been editing to only list those that fund organizations in the Central District.

Advice on completing funding applications can be found at the following link.

Funding Applications

If you require further advice please don't hesitate to contact your District Secretary - Pauline Slovak.

It is very important to develop and maintain relationships with funders, particularly if you have been successful in receiving funding. There are some very simple things that we recommend you do, to ensure a positive ongoing relationship...

  • thank the funder, as many times as you can
  • keep your paperwork in order as the project goes so that the accountability report will be easy
  • be honest about spending (eg. if you want to change the donation slightly from the quotes, just ask them - they will usually be fine)
  • engage with the funders (eg. send them photos, letters, thank you cards etc)
  • complete the accountability report ON TIME (ask for an extension beforehand if necessary)

Plans and Examples

Squash New Zealand has recently released some great resources.

Below you will find links to information about the fantastic resource that is iSquash which has many great tools for clubs.  There is also the SNZ strategic plan for 2013-2015 which shows the direction they hope to take over the next few years.

Club Leadership Guide

Specially developed for Squash Clubs and written by former Central Squash Board member and "leadership" guru, Trevor Johnston. The guide covers the importance of "good" leadership and "how to grow" clubs. Includes notes on how to construct and develop Club Business Plans, People Plans, plus selecting & training leaders. Also includes basic role descriptions and templates, with many examples.

Referees

Referees are an integral part of our sport. In recognition of this, Squash New Zealand offers a progression pathway aimed at encouraging referees to get involved in squash, and enabling them to improve their skills and continue to challenge themselves through refereeing as a pursuit.

There are currently three qualification levels recognised by Squash New Zealand - Club, District and National Referee. The Club Referee Qualification has been newly reintroduced, and involves a simple theory test. You can take this test from the comfort of your own home, and submit it for marking to the National Referee Director. 

You can qualify as a District Referee by sitting (and passing) theory and practical components of the District Referee test. Once qualified for at least 12 months, a District Referee can begin the theory and practical components of becoming a National Referee. A National Referee can then work towards international levels of qualification. Check out the Referee Framework page for more information on the progression pathway.

For more information, contact SNZ Referees Director Chris Buckland (cm.buckland@xtra.co.nz) or Squash Director Michael Pittams (Michael@squashnz.co.nz).

Or go directly to SNZ website: www.squashnz.co.nz/play-squash/referees.cfm

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Lite Club

Coaching

Coaching Courses

Central Squash offers coaching of coaches programmes as part of its High Performance Programme.

Coaches are available to all member clubs (at the clubs expense) to work with all level of members. Please contact Squash Central District Coach Sally Stantiall  coach@squashcentral.co.nz

Squash Drill & Routines

Click on the following link for a vast array of drills and routines, from lobs, drives, boasts, drops...a fantastic file to download and add to your training session!

National Coach Development Framework

The Squash NZ National Coach Development framework is modular based. It is developed nationally and delivered regionally. This provides flexibility to each District to suit their needs.

This framework was developed by the National Coaching Director with the help of the Coaching Advisory Panel, National Coaches, Sport New Zealand and over 120 coaches from across the districts who contributed to the plans in a series of roadshows in 2009.

As modules are developed, details of the modules will be published on the Squash NZ website. Please note that this is a continuous process and is still ongoing, so please be patient as we look forward to a bright and exciting future in squash coaching.

The framework is still being developed with the following modules completed and available.

Module 1: Get Started (including 'Get Started' and 'Safety Concepts' online). www.squashnz.co.nz/coach-development/national-coach-development-framework.cfm?content_id=57

Extension Module 2: How to Coach

Module 2 and 2a: Small Nix 5-8yrs

Module 3 and 3a: Big Nix 9-12yrs

Extension Module 8: Nutrition and Hydration

How to Complete Modules

Extension Module 1a and 1b are both Online Modules. Please click on the link above to read more about the module and to complete the online training.

All other modules are delivered locally through the eleven Squash Districts. Please contact your local District to find out their upcoming coach development opportunities.