End to End High Performance Pathway9 Apr 2021
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 process by which the End-to-End Pathway was formed was in response to the HP Survey Review that SNZ undertook in July 2020. 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 stage-by-stage pathway to become a high performance professional was created by Squash NZ with the assistance of a wide range of thought and opinion by administrators, players, coaches, and top professionals.
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.
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