Squash New Zealand uses regional CoachForce (Officers and Facilitators) as the delivery mechanism to increase opportunities for people to participate in squash by supporting and developing coaches at the club and school level. 

CoachForce Officers (WORD) play a crucial role not just in the initial formal training of coaches but also in the way coaches are developed, supported and nurtured on the job (on-court and off-court mentoring).

CoachForce Grant and Projects 

With the support of the New Zealand Community Trust, Squash New Zealand provides the regional Squash District Associations with grant funding to assist with delivering outcomes related to the nationally designed and regionally delivered CoachForce projects - to get more coaches, more active, more often.

  • Ensuring clubs have the appropriate numbers of upskilled coaches (via coach learning modules) working with specific communities of players.
  • Supporting local coaches and teachers to establish and deliver junior (Kiwi Squash), youth (Squash Ignite) and adult (Social Slam) squash programmes in clubs and schools.
  • Running regional coach management workshops to help clubs with planning, local coaches with technique and general information sharing.
  • Creating and implementing a plan to recognise local coaches on a regular basis through various awards initiatives.

Keen to join the CoachForce?

Joining the Squash CoachForce not only allows coaches to give back to squash but can also provide additional income.

CoachForce Officers and Facilitators are usually expert coaches / teachers who 'actively practice what they preach' - are currently working with players on the athlete pathway that corresponds with the learning modules they facilitate.

Squash New Zealand is always looking for high-quality CoachForce and interested coaches should contact Squash New Zealand or their regional District Associations for more information.

Desired Attributes

  • Be currently coaching (or have extensive experience in coaching) the Communities of Players relevant to the learning modules that they deliver.
  • Proactively support and use the national squash programmes (Kiwi Squash, Squash Ignite and Social Slam).
  • Follow the Squash New Zealand Coaching Code of Ethics.
  • Promote the range of national coach development opportunities within their region.
  • Seek continuous professional development where practical.
  • Have excellent communication and administration skills.

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