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Coaching Resources & Equipment

Arm yourself with the latest coaching resources and equipment so you can deliver real results by giving your players activities they will love.

Download the Squash NZ Coaching Resources & Equipment Order Forms

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 Coaching Resources

Kiwi Squash Coaching Resources

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:

  • a Small Nix 86 page manual ($20 + GST) outlining eight lesson plans
  • a Big Nix 58 page manual ($20 + GST) outlining eight lesson plans
  • a DVD ($15 + GST) demonstrating all activities included within each lesson

SquashStart Coaching Resources

Squash Start Coaching Resources

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 IgniteSocial Slam and Women's Squash sections of our website.

The SquashStart resources consist of:

  • a 65 page manual ($20 + GST) outlining eight lesson plans
  • a DVD ($15 + GST) which demonstrates all activities included within each lesson

SquashStart Skills Posters

The SquashStart skills posters set illustrate the different parts of the swing in 6 different shots:

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  • Drop
  • Lob
  • Drive
  • Boast
  • Serve & Return

Coaching Apps

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

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Getting Started Poster

New to squash? Check out this useful Getting Started Poster (PDF) from the World Squash Federation.

Squash - Getting Started Poster

First Aid Training

There are lots of first aid and safety courses available. Red Cross New Zealand or St John New Zealand both offer a variety of health and safety training courses around the country.

Coach Recruitment / Selection

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. 

Discover ways how you can attract and retain superstar coaches in our Coach Recruitment Guide (PDF), or use our Coach Recruitment Poster (PDF) and start finding coaches today.

Coach Recruitment Guide 2016 Coach Recruitment Poster

Squash Coaches Network

Newsletter

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.

Online Group Forum

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.

Coach Feedback

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.

Mentoring (and shadowing)

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.

Sport New Zealand have put together a Coach Mentor Programme (PDF) to assist. Get in touch with your regional CoachForce contact for more information.

Other

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. 

Partners

Sponsors and Supporters