Become a Scottish Squash Coach

Behind every great squash player is a great coach, and in Scotland, we have many coaches ranging from our Level 1 coaches delivering extensive club programmes, to our high performance coaches who work with our national teams at Heriot Watt University. Whether you’re interested in helping out in schools or the community, or in taking your first steps as a squash coach or developing world-class players, our courses can help you realise your coaching ambitions.

Become a Scottish Squash Coach

The Registration Scheme is viewed by many, particularly Scottish Squash, as a positive step forward which enables coaches to increase their knowledge of coaching methods and sports sciences and to keep up to date with developments within the sport.

The registration Scheme will enable Scottish Squash & Racketball to:
• Promote the services of Registered Coaches to schools, leisure centres, local authorities, affiliated clubs who can then make an informed choice when employing a coach.
• Monitor coaches activity levels and thus provide individualised mentoring and CPD

Benefits of the Registration Scheme:
• Covered by SSRL insurance
• Preferential entry into CPD events
• Invitation to specialised events and workshops
• Access to shadow mentoring
• Information on job opportunities
• Access to online resources
• Promoted on SSRL website

From July 2016 Scottish Squash will only use registered coaches in any of their programmes

Primary School Teachers Award

A 2 hour workshop aimed at primary schools teachers looking to assist in the introduction of important generic and squash specific skills in the school environment, (curriculum and afterschool), without the need for a squash court.

Secondary School Teachers Award

A 3 hour workshop aimed at secondary schools teachers looking to assist in the introduction of important generic and squash specific skills in the school environment, (curriculum and afterschool), without the need for a squash court

Squash Leaders Award

This course is aimed at those who wish to assist in the introduction of Squash to beginners of all ages. It will train people to:
•Plan and facilitate a structured lesson.
•Have basic knowledge of tactics, techniques and rules of squash.
•Have a full understanding of the structure of Mini Squash.
•Have the ability to facilitate play and competition in clubs and community sites.

It may be of particular interest to youth leaders, PE teachers, sports venue assistants or those intending to take up UKCC qualifications at later stage.

Pre-requisites:

  • Course candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Minimum numbers – 8 candidates
  • Maximum numbers -16 candidates

Duration – 3 Hours

(UKCC Level 1) Coaching Award

This course is aimed at those who wish to introduce the full game of squash or racketball to junior/adult beginners, junior/adult improver groups and facilitate competition and social play.

Pre-requisites:

  • Course candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Minimum numbers – 6 candidates
  • Maximum numbers -12 candidates
  • Host venue must supply a television and DVD player
  • Meeting room and one squash court
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Candidates must have proof of attendance at a Protecting Children Workshop within 3 years (at point of UKCC certification).

Duration and course structure

Day 1, 2 & 3 – 9 hours

(UKCC Level 2) Coaching Award

This course is aimed at those who have some relevant experience of coaching and who wish to coach squash and racketball independently.

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum of 17 years of age
  • Completion of Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop
  • Valid First Aid Certificate

Duration – Day 1 & 2 – 9 Hours, Day 3 & 4 – 8.5 Hours

(UKCC Level 3) Advanced Coaching Award

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • UKCC Level 2 Squash qualification or equivalent
  • Completion of Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop
  • Valid First Aid Certificate

Duration – Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 – 8.5 hours

Scottish Squash and Racketball Ltd will be conducting several courses throughout the regions. Keep checking back to find out when and where our workshops will take place.

Get Started

For further details and to find out costings please contact coaching@scottishsquash.org