Coach Development

Extension Module 12: Identification and Selection

This extension module gives coaches information on identifying talent, selection criteria and selection processes. Some recommendations are also made regarding the procedures that should be implemented for selecting athletes into District and Club talent development programmes, squads and teams.

Content covered

  • The concept of talent
  • Common myths in talent identification
  • The differences between talent detection, identification, development and selection
  • Factors affecting athlete development
  • Qualities of selectors
  • The role of a selection panel
  • Selection policies and processes

Resources received
Coaches who attend will receive a special Identification and Selection Extension Module 12 pack which includes a resource booklet with relevant information and coaching ideas. Coaches can also access the Coaching sections on the Squash NZ website for further resources, development and networking opportunities.

Identification and Selection Ext Mod 12

2 hours 30 minutes

This coach learning module is provided by the Districts' trained regional CoachForce.

Module costs are set by the District.

Qualifications gained
Coaches who attend will be recorded on the Squash New Zealand iSquash database as having completed Identification and Selection Extension Module 12.

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