England Squash News
England Squash launches Level 1 coaching course online
Squash has moved their England Squash – Level 1 Participation Coach
Award fully online to increase the number of coaches in England and make
it more accessible for aspiring coaches to study and learn at a time and
place to suit them.
The course, which takes on average five hours to complete, equips
budding coaches with the core knowledge and basic skills to coach squash
independently to groups of beginners of any age.
The course focuses on the key skills of coaching and covers everything
from delivering basic participation programmes for adults and juniors
right through to diagnosing faults in beginner players and providing
group coaching sessions to improve technique.
This qualification is the first step on England Squash’s coach education
pathway and is a pre-requisite for anyone looking to take the England
Squash Club Coach Award (Level 2). It is ideal for anyone looking to
kickstart their coaching career or for those seeking to coach as a
volunteer at their local club.
England Squash National Coach David Campion said: “We’re thrilled to
launch the Level 1 Participation Coach Award online which will allow
aspiring coaches to study at their own pace, wherever they are.
“This course has been a year in development and the national coaching
team have been working hard behind the scenes to craft highly engaging
and interactive course content.
“We hope budding coaches enjoy the course and that it helps get more
people into coaching and playing our fantastic sport.”
The course costs £150 and includes one year's England Squash Coaches
Club membership (worth £65) which includes great value benefits
including public liability insurance and more than 300 coaching
January saw the launch of the England Squash Referee Award, and in the
coming months, England Squash’s e-learning programme will be further
expanded to include the England Squash Club Coach Award (Level 2).
To find out more about the course, visit englandsquash.com/courses