Over the past few months of 2017 Squash Waikato has run 13 coach development modules which has seen more coaches gain a national coaching qualification.
Already this year more than 90 keen teachers and club coaches have taken part in an interactive and practical module workshop where they have learned the skills required to coach their school-aged students or 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 Waikato’s Community Development Manager Glenda Knox 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 145 people from the Waikato Squash District have qualified as squash coaches by attending one of the available modules. Earlier this year Kay Newman (Lugton Park) and Sally Stantiall (Hamilton) attended Squash New Zealand’s first-ever CoachForce training forum to be officially recognised as regional CoachForce facilitators, along with Glenda Knox.
|How to Coach Ext Module 2||5.30pm – 8.30pm||Thursday 11th May||Waihi Squash Club|
|Big Nix Module 3 and 3a||10am – 3.30pm||Sunday , 21st May||Hamilton Old Boys Squash Club|
|Small Nix Module 2 and 2a||10am – 3.30pm||Sunday, 4th June||Venue TBC|
|Get Started Module 1||10am – 12.30am||Sunday 18th June||Venue TBC|
|How to Coach Ext Module 2||1pm – 4pm||Sunday 18th June||Venue TBC|
10 spaces available in each – filling up fast. Please register your interest for more than one module by clicking here or contact Glenda Knox, Ph 027 475 7516 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To see what other modules are available please click here. It is intended more advanced and extension modules will be offered from the end of July onwards.