Coaching is about helping people achieve their goals. Join our coaching team and you can help the squash players of the future.
Our Squash Coaching Leadership Programme is open to all of our players aged 12 and over. The programme aims are;
- To help our juniors develop into responsible adults, with skills that will serve them well for the rest of their life.
- To increase the number of juniors (and adults!) playing of squash.
By learning to coach, young players not only develop important inter-personal skills, but also gain valuable life experience. The only pre-requisite that the trainee coach needs to bring is an open mind and a willingness to work with others. Trainee coaches will, amongst other things, learn squash specific knowledge such as how to organise sessions safely, and how to select practices. There is also a strong focus on developing generic coaching skills, such as;
- Working with others
- Being responsible for a session
- Supporting learning Communication
- Developing solutions to new problems
Learning to coach is an excellent way to build self-confidence, and the experience will be ideal for players doing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards, filling in a CV, writing a Personal Statement for University or College. It’s also great to have a job that pays a more than average hourly rate!
Using our experience of coach education tutoring and mentoring, we have developed a unique coach development programme. The programme follows a logical process, with a key focus on learning actively on the job. Coaches can work with all parts of our programme, starting in our recreational pathway and progressing into our performance pathway coaching programme.
Trainee coaches can progress through eight different stages of responsibility, which fits in with the Scottish Squash coaching model.