With the support of the New Zealand Community Trust, Squash New Zealand provides the regional Squash District Associations with grants to assist with delivering outcomes related to the nationally designed and regionally delivered CoachForce projects.

The purpose of CoachForce is to increase opportunities for people to participate in sport by recruiting, retaining and recognising coaches. Evidence shows that quality coaching not only leads to improved performance but a better overall sport experience for all involved. 

CoachForce ensures coaches operating at all levels of squash in New Zealand are viewed in the same light regardless of the coaching community in which the operate. From volunteer parents teaching their children who are experiencing squash for the first time, to the coaches of our top players who regularly compete in national and international events, all coaches are entitled to quality education, training, recognition and support for the contributions they make.

Our CoachForce projects aim to provide all coaches with the appropriate tools with which to forge the highest levels of expertise and consistency within their communities and provide them with the recognition they deserve.

Current CoachForce projects 

  • Ensuring clubs have the appropriate numbers of qualified coaches working with specific communities of players.
  • Running regional coach management workshops.
  • Establishing and delivering a range of squash programmes in clubs and schools.
  • Providing annual coach mentoring programmes.
  • Creating and implementing a plan to recognise coaches on a regular basis.

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