THRIVE Coach Development Programme

THRIVE – Coach Development Programme

THRIVE is a programme that has been running since 2021. It’s primary goal is to bring together high performing coaches to share ideas, best practices and to work collectively to drive the sport forward in Scotland.

The programme for 23/24 season consists of 4 in person days throughout the season. 2 in Edinburgh and 2 in Glasgow. These days involve workshops and networking opportunities for coaches in a relaxed and supportive environment.

  • Season long programme spanning from October 2024 to June 2024.
  • 4 in person days for coaches.
  • Regular relevant information communicated to the THRIVE group.
  • Sign posting coaches and ad-hoc CPD sessions.
  • Coaches Review tool usage (WITTW/WITTC).
  • Must be a head/lead coach of a club or programme.
  • Must be working a minimum of 8 hours a week in squash.
  • Must be open to learning and collaboration with Scottish Squash and other coaches.
  • Minimum Level 1 coaching qualification.
  • Must have a valid Scottish Squash Coach Licence.
  • Day 1 – Edinburgh. 31st October 2023, 10am-4pm
  • Day 2 – Glasgow. 5th December 2023, 10am-4pm
  • Day 3 – Edinburgh. 13th of February 2024, 10am-4pm
  • Day 4 – Glasgow. 7th of May 2024, 10am-4pm

THRIVE candidates can apply for sportscotland coach developer support. This consists of working with a locally assigned Sport Scotland coach developer that would work with the coach in their own club/programme environment.

From observing coaching sessions, to scheduling feedback discussions and beyond, the sportscotland Coach Developer would be there to aid in the development of a coach in their typical habitat with their own players.

Please check the box at the bottom of the THRIVE application form to apply for this support. Following successful acceptance into the programme, coaches that apply for this support will be contacted directly. Spaces for this level of support are limited.

For more information on the THRIVE coach development programme please follow the link below to view the full information pack.


If you have any questions on the THRIVE coach development programme then please reach out to Scottish Squash Workforce Development Manager, Kevin Moran at


“Being a part of the Scottish Squash Thrive Coach Development Programme has been an invaluable part of my development as a coach. The Programme makes me feel part of a community of active coaches in Scotland, where we can share ideas, discuss ways to improve coaching in Scotland, and attend presentations from visiting coaches that inspire me to further develop my coaching and business.” 

Martin Woods