An End-to-End Player Pathway has been put together to assist squash players from the beginning of a career playing the sport with a map and process of how to achieve goals and reach the potential peak of being a top squash player.
The development of an “End to End Pathway” aims to align the appropriate coaching and support, development goals, daily training environment, competition, and performance culture for each stage of the pathway.
The End-to-End Pathway is refining the way of the broader high-performance structure is defined. It enables SNZ to identify, track and support athletes as they transition from District programs to a world-class professional squash player.
There are five stages in the pathway which are not determined by age or event, but instead defined by fundamental squash skills, pillars, support system, progression through rankings systems and maturity to train at the level required at each stage.
The five stages are HP Pro, Pro, Emerging Pro, Development and District Talant.
Other aspects of the pathway include; athlete support such as trainers – physical and mental as well as match and stats analysis, potential sponsorship management, support networks within SNZ, post squash career support and advice and overall a pathway from one end to another.
Although the pathway is planned, there are allowances for individual athletes who have various needs and the understanding that every athlete is different.
Read more about the pathway here: Squash NZ High Performance End to End Pathway
Summary of the pathway here: E2E Summary
District Talent Framework here: E2E Pathway District Stage
Development Framework here: E2E Development Framework