Coach Development

Whether you are coaching beginners, giving your playing partners some tips, leading a group, running a programme, working with elite athletes or simply wanting some information to help your own game, our coach development framework has something for you. Our framework aligns with our athlete pathway and provides numerous formal learning modules for squash coaches to develop themselves to the highest standard possible. This enables players of all ages to receive quality experiences that will help ensure their continued participation and development in squash. There are also opportunities for coaches to extend learning through extension modules.

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Gain recognised qualifications within or across the needs of the identified three broad coaching communities. To receive the relevant qualification(s) coaches are required to complete:

  • Clubs and Schools: Modules 1-10 + Extension Modules 1a, 1b, 2, 5, 6 and 13.
  • District Performance: Modules 11-13 + Extension Modules 1a, 1b, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 13.
  • International High Performance: Modules 14-17 + Extension Modules 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Coaches can choose to qualify in some or all of the specific modules that fall under these broad communities.


No matter how good you are now or how long you’ve been coaching squash, you can constantly get better through our wide range of coach development opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Coaches can apply to Squash New Zealand for RPL if they believe their development and experiences meet the requirements for current competency in one or more of the assessed learning modules. In doing so, coaches will need to provide current evidence to allow Squash New Zealand's RPL assessors to evaluate the application accurately.

The pre-existing New Zealand Squash Leaders, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications are recognised for 10 years from the date on the course certificate. The recognition of prior learning in other sporting environments will also be taken into account.

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