Foundation Squash Coach

This coach is qualified to deliver basic training sessions that develop the squash technique of novice and junior players – this is generally defined as players’ 12-years and under who are still acquiring the skills needed to play matches. The coach may work independent of any supervision as they are fully qualified to provide such instructional training. Coaches at this level are also encouraged to work with older players (i.e. to gain valuable ‘on-the job’ training), but only as an ‘assistant coach’ under the supervision of a coach with appropriate qualifications.  The Foundation Coach program is designed for beginner and volunteer club coaches.  They are a stand-alone accredited program which includes Beginning Coaching General Principles combined with the skills and games of squash.  As accredited program the program involves competency based assessment of practical coaching. 

Club Development Coach

This coach is competent to plan, conduct and evaluate training programs suitable for the diverse range of ages and abilities found among registered Club or Centre players. A Club Development Coach must plan and supervise training to best prepare players of different ages, abilities and competition goals to achieve their potential. All Club Development Coaches should have the skills to prepare players for Club/Centre, District and State (or higher) level competitions. Club Development is the accepted standard for coaches implementing a diverse Squash Club/Centre program.  The manual for the Club Development programs include basic information on the game of Squash, warm-up information including lots of warm-up games, coaching points of each skills, drills and activities for each skill and suggestions for changing each activity to suit the players’ ability, modified games and strategies.  This manual will be provided to all course participants, and available for existing coaches to purchase.  Current Level 1 Coaches will receive the Club Development accreditation.

Participants have the option of completing both courses as they will be conducted on the one weekend. The Foundation Course, which forms first part of the Club Development Course will be held on Saturday morning first and usually takes 3-4 hours. Participants will need to complete their General Principles on line and print their Certificate and bring to the course.

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Coach Education 

Coach Education is a key component of Squash Australia’s Development Plan.  Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that squash is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.

Squash players can be divided into two streams: those that are playing for fun, and those that are playing to reach the highest level possible. These are often referred to as ‘participation’ and ‘performance’.

In Australia, we have labelled these two streams as High Performance and Foundation.  To reflect the two streams and better meet their differing needs, our Education Programs have also been divided into these pathways.

Squash Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), has developed a new framework to capture these different pathways and address the current shortfalls in applied research and practice specific to athlete development. It is called FTEM.  

FTEM (representing Foundations, Talent, Elite, and Mastery) is a user-friendly framework of sporting
development that is representative of the ‘whole of sport’ pathway continuum. 

It integrates three key outcomes of sports participation: active lifestyle, sports participation, and sports excellence. It provides a practical method to assist all squash stakeholders in constructing a more functional athlete and sport development system.

The FTEM framework can be used as a practical planning and review tool for a
 broad range of sporting stakeholders including parents, teachers, clubs, coaches, sports science and sports medicine personnel and the elite level squash programs. This enhanced understanding of the squash pathway will help us to improve the experiences of more people, at more levels of the pathway, more often.






Foundation $99 4 Years Foundation, Tutor & High Performance $39
Club Development $299 4 Years Foundation, Tutor & High Performance $49
Talent Development $699 4 Years Foundation, Tutor & High Performance $59
Performance Development $1999 4 Years Tutor & High Performance $69
High Performamce $2499 4 Years High Performance $79

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 Current Coaches

   This is the list of current accredited coaches in NSW as of December 2021 

   NSW Coaches List 2021