Coaching Pathway

Coaching is all about sharing knowledge, experience, making squash fun and helping others to reach their potential. Anyone can become a squash coach. All you need is a keen interest in the game of squash, the right attitude and a willingness to work with others to learn and build a positive environment. Regardless of who you want to coach, our framework will help you be the best coach you can be and you’ll gain with the knowledge and tools you need to provide world-class squash experiences every time.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... and you're away!

Coaching Pathway

Step 1: Find

Identify the community of player(s) you want to work with from the Athlete Pathway.

Then contact your nearest squash club, regional District Association or other facility to find out what opportunities exist.

Step 2: Learn

Get started on your coaching journey by doing the two free interactive and online extension modules.

Next, discover 'How to Coach' then receive hands-on guidance from trained and experienced CoachForce learning facilitators through our range of modules to gain the tools and techniques you need to create quality squash sessions every time.

Step 3: Coach

As soon as you have upskilled in the relevant modules you can start coaching your own sessions. Congratulations! You are officially part of the 1,500+ strong Squash Coaches Network that are helping people to 'Try it. Play it. and Love it.' throughout New Zealand.

Acquire our world-class coaching resources (programme manuals and DVDs) to support your development and take your coaching to the next level.

Step 4: Grow

Don't rest there - the learning never stops and the opportunities are endless. Upskill in additional modules, connect at coaching conferences, share information and ideas in the coaches online forum, listen to another coach, observe another coach in action, or have a coach observe you coaching. Continue growing your talents and broaden your horizons by coaching different squash players and programmes.

You could also upload a video (Dropbox) of yourself coaching and receive some personalised feedback for further development ideas.


Join the squash CoachForce network, give back to squash and earn additional income by facilitating coach learning modules and providing other development opportunities for coaches.

Find out more about joining the CoachForce.


Trainers are elite squash coach developers who are selected to educate, train and motivate the aspiring CoachForce and / or selected high performance coaches. There are only a handful of Trainers nationally.

To secure the role of a Trainer you need to be appointed by Squash New Zealand.


Be on the Coaching Advisory Panel and provide advice on all coaching matters as per the Strategic Coaching Plan. Offer input into the content and delivery format of all modules, adjudciate all nominations for the National Coaching Awards, aid with determining the structure of National Coaching Conferences and assess RPL submissions to ensure national standards are met.

To discuss opportunities to become a Panel member get in touch.


Straight from the coaches' mouths - check out why coaches love learning and doing what they do.

  • “Good mixture of theory and practice. Good to have ‘workshop’ sessions to plan some areas ourselves”
  • “Excellent, couldn’t have asked for more”
  • “Lots of ways to change and challenge and extend activities”
  • “Good to spend some time putting ideas into practice”
  • “Enables everyone to confidently try things and participate in the group”
  • “Clear, hands-on, practical, good take aways”
  • “Great, I'm a non-squash player and found this info very accessible. I got a lot out of it”
  • “Fantastic and now very enthusiastic about continuing on my coaching pathway”
  • “Has most certainly given me more confidence to go forward”
  • “Great to work with different coaches in small groups and learn from each other”
  • “Whole thing was run really well. Enjoyed the interaction with other coaches. Picked up lots of new ideas"
  • "Useful for my own squash development as well"

Record of learning - your 'Coaching Diary'

You can record all the learning you have ever done as a coach in your online 'Coaching Diary'. Find out more

Want to be the best coach you can be?

Take your coaching from good to great with a coach development module here.

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