Good coaches focus first and foremost on the needs of their players. Everything a coach does should increase the number of opportunities, the level of enjoyment and amount of satisfaction for squash players at every stage of development. Coaches can come from anywhere – it is not about who they are but rather whether they understand and care about the development of people on their squash journey along the Athlete Pathway.
An ideal coach is someone who is a credible role model and is passionate about sport. They should be able to interact with a large variety of people and have the ability to catch and hold people’s attention. They are people who look to positively influence other people’s lives and show a commitment to their own ongoing training and development.
Now that your club has found passionate and committed coaches, the next challenge is to develop and support them. The New Zealand Squash Coaching Pathway makes it simple – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 and you’re away. Find out more