Arm yourself with the latest coaching resources and equipment so you can deliver real results by giving your players activities they will love.
Below are some useful tools to help squash coaches deliver world-class experiences and information to help parents and administrators find the right coach.
Kiwi Squash is New Zealand’s national branded junior squash development programme designed to engage primary (Small Nix 5-8yrs) and intermediate (Big Nix 9-12 yrs) school-aged children into squash-based activities, developing their fundamental skills and improving their speed and agility, all whilst having fun.
Clubs can also download free information and promotional resources (including certificates, posters, parent and school information leaflets and logos) from the Kiwi Squash section of our website.
The Kiwi Squash resources consist of:
SquashStart is a set of resources that are available for purchase to make it easy for clubs to run beginner squash programmes for youth, adults and females.
Clubs can also download free promotional resources from the national branded programmes that utilise the SquashStart resources from the Squash Ignite, Social Slam and Women's Squash sections of our website.
The SquashStart resources consist of:
The SquashStart skills posters set illustrate the different parts of the swing in 6 different shots:
The technique videos illustrate the key movements for 16 different shots, including slow motion replays. Click on the link below to view the video and relevant coaching points:
Technology now plays a huge part in society. Nearly everybody has a smartphone and computer and these tools can be used to positively improve coach development. We recommend a few apps that will save you time on administrative duties which will make you more effective off court and more effective at helping your players on court. Find out more
New to squash? Check out this useful Getting Started Poster (PDF) from the World Squash Federation.
People are your biggest asset. They touch many people on behalf of your club. Finding and engaging coaches who are qualified, insured, child-safe screened and first aid certified is our biggest challenge.
The Squash Coaches Network Newsletter is for all squash coaches and students of the game in New Zealand. It contains information on upcoming learning opportunities, links to interesting articles, videos to assist with skill development, where to go for additional support and much more.
Connect with other coaches and share your knowledge. The New Zealand Squash Coaches Network Group Forum (Facebook) is a place where coaches can communicate with each other to share ideas and information so we can learn from each other and apply it to our own situations. We welcome and value all coaches and students of the game of squash to join.
Are you seeking personalized feedback and advice on your coaching? All you need to do is provide a video of you teaching a session, share it with us and you’ll get feedback on your strengths and advice on how to develop a high level of coaching.
For coaches looking for one-on-one coaching and personal support, coach mentoring (and shadowing) is ideal. This allows you to learn from other coaches and receive feedback on your coaching. Coach mentoring is a process that aims to support and advance coaches at all levels of sport. Mentor coaches work with mentee coaches to develop and strengthen their coaching skills, be a sounding board for problems, to help identify areas that could be further improved, or just be a source of motivation.
Mentors are not always 'Masters' but can be your peers as well - so as long as they can provide constructive and objective feedback to support you. They do not need to be from the same code either. Mentoring relationships can be formally structured with mentors assigned to coaches, or they can be informal and grown out of conversation. Regardless, they can be useful for coaches at all levels.
Many other opportunities and courses exist outside of the formal Coach Development Framework to further progress your learning as a coach. Find out more
Sport New Zealand provide a regular publication entitled New Zealand Coach Magazine that contains information on the latest trends in coaching.