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National Coach Development Framework

Established in 2009, the Squash New Zealand National Coach Development Framework has adopted a modular system to help all those involved to understand and cater for the individual needs of players based on where they are on their squash journey. Coaches are given appropriate tools with which to forge the highest levels of expertise and consistency within the relevant "Community" of players they work with.

Find out what you need to work with each "Community" of player here.

There is no formal recognition by way of qualification - which encourages coaches to continually upskill and learn in partnership with the players they support on a daily basis.

Coach Development Framework
Coach Development Framework Poster 
Guiding Notes Document

Learning Modules

Experience an in-depth exploration of technique and theory to elevate your coaching from good to great with our available coach learning modules. For every module completed, you will receive a module pack which includes a special resource guide with information about the relevant "Community" of player.

At present there are 17 learning modules available. Extension Module 1a: Get Started and Extension Module 1b: Safety Concepts are both completed online; whilst all other modules are provided locally throughout the year by the 11 regional District Associations.

Follow the links below for more information about each module:

Coaches Code of Ethics  

Coaches are required to sign the Squash New Zealand Coaches Code of Ethics, based on Sport New Zealand's National Coaching Code of Ethics, at the completion of each module. 

This covers a variety of situations in the coaching environment under seven separate headings:

  • Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every individual athlete as a human being
  • Maintaining high standards of integrity
  • Be a positive role model for your sport and athletes and act in way that projects a positive image for coaching
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Make a commitment to provide a quality service to your athletes
  • Provide a safe training environment for training and competition
  • Protect your athletes from any form of personal abuse

Squash New Zealand reserves the right to remove any qualifications gained on the framework should these standards be proven to have been broken.

Quality Control

Squash New Zealand strongly recommends that all clubs and Districts contracting coaches complete the following: 

  • Verification of coaching qualifications with Squash New Zealand
  • Reference checks from any previous roles
  • Completion of the police vetting procedure

Pre-existing Qualifications

The pre-existing Squash Leaders, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications will be recognised in New Zealand until 31/12/2019. The recognition of prior learning in other sporting environments will also be taken into account.

If you require any further information please contact Squash New Zealand.

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