JUNIOR PERFORMANCE COACHING

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS


OUR RECORD

Junior performance coachingJunior performance coaching is one of our strengths, and we are especially proud of the players we’ve worked with over the years. Most of our “graduates” have done well not only in squash, but also academically. Recognising that academic priorities change during the year, we focus on maintaining a healthy balance in a player’s junior squash career.

Our junior coaching achievements include;

  • Leading the West Junior Squash teams to victory in every age group in the 2018 Scottish Junior Inter-Regional Championships.
  • Producing Scottish No.1 players in every junior age group for both boys and girls age groups.
  • Some of our junior players have went on to play professionally, at both international and Commonwealth level.
Martin has been an incredible coach for me. His ability to keep challenging me to improve my game and to find innovative ways to do so has always impressed me. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without him.
John Meehan, Scottish Under 19 Champion 2018
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Following on from our Recreational Pathway, our junior performance coaching consists of two levels – The Evolve and Prime Programmes.

Please note: Pricing plans are not inclusive of club membership fees incurred, or regional coaching fees. These are separate and should be paid directly to the relevant club and/or region respectively.

 

EVOLVE SQUAD

The Evolve squad is ideal for players keen to progress from our Practise & Play sessions and play in competitions.

The objectives of the squad are;

  • To help players build sound practise habits to maximise their enjoyment of the sport.

  • To prepare players to be able to compete in the Scottish Squash tournament circuit.

Evolve squad sessions will have a core focus on improving the basic shots, targets and movement. There will also be a bigger emphasis on tactics and good decision-making.

PRIME SQUAD

The Prime squad is our top tier for club level coaching. It is for those players who have achieved success playing in Scottish Squash competitions, or the senior teams within the club. In fact, most of the players in this squad have either represented Scotland, or have ambitions to do so in future.

The objective of this programme is to help each athlete rise to the pinnacle of junior squash in Scotland. The Prime squad sessions are more challenging than the Evolve Programme in every way. Prime athletes will push themselves to achieve new heights each and every time they train.

We use the following selection guidelines to make sure that each player is in the squad that suits their needs and ability most.

EVOLVE SQUAD

Members of the Evolve Squad only need to demonstrate two things:-

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn in the Practise & Play or PlaySquash sessions.

  • Respond well to competition, for example, the Scottish Squash Bronze Events.

PRIME SQUAD

Players will be selected for the Prime Squad by demonstrating a willingness and enthusiasm to practise and be part of a training squad. Results in the Scottish Squash circuit are also important to being able show that the player will benefit more from the Prime Squad than the Evolve Squad.


All junior performance coaching should include group coaching. Both our Evolve and Prime programmes develop our players technical and tactical skills through group coaching.

EVOLVE SQUAD

The Evolve Squad includes one 90 minute session per week. These sessions work on key tactical patterns of play and conditioned games, encouraging players to find creative solutions to issues in their own game.

PRIME SQUAD

At this level, our best juniors are ready to train with our adult players. For this reason, there is no specific junior training session each week.

The role of the coach is to be able to motivate each and every player, and inspire them to go beyond what they believe they are capable of. Individual coaching is one of the most effective ways to achieve this.

EVOLVE SQUAD

This training feature is included in the Evolve PLUS and Evolve PRO memberships. Squad members are entitled to ONE individual coaching session every four weeks, to work on individual elements within their game.

In addition, members of this squad also receive a 25% discount on any further coaching sessions taken.

PRIME SQUAD

As a core element of the Prime Squad, every member is entitled to ONE individual coaching sessions in every four weeks. Players can use them to work on individual areas they would like to develop in their game.

In addition, members of this squad also receive a 25% discount on any further coaching sessions taken.

Working with Resilience-PPE, our athletes have access to one of the best coaching programmes in Scotland. Strength and conditioning is vital in order to develop movement, stability and power for squash. Every athlete will be individually assessed, and each session is taken by an expert coach as part of a safe and structured programme.

Squad sizes are deliberately kept to no more than six athletes per group, for the purpose of increasing the coaching time that each athlete receives during the sessions.

EVOLVE SQUAD

This training feature is only available in the Evolve PRO programme, and is for the serious player looking to move into the Prime programme. It gives an athlete one strength and conditioning session per week for the season.

Athletes will be put into the squad that is most appropriate to their needs after a functional movement assessment.

PRIME SQUAD

Strength and Conditioning is available in the Prime PLUS Programme, which gives an athlete one strength and conditioning session per week for the season.

Athletes will be put into the squad that is most appropriate to their needs after a functional movement assessment.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle