Level 2 Coaching Course

The level 2 coaching course has been developed with support of our partnership with England Squash. The course enables coaches to learn the skills to coach both individual and group lessons. This course allows candidates to develop the skills required to deliver the technical and tactical requirements of squash to juniors and adults at beginner and intermediate level.

Candidates will learn how to analyse player’s needs, plan for a series of lessons and to operate as a Club Coach.

2 in person practical days – during which you will be required to conduct player analysis, plan, deliver and evaluate lessons (both group and individual). You will also need to complete a number of coaching scenario based questions.

Your course tutor and the Scottish Squash coach education department will provide ongoing support throughout the duration of the course.

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Plan and deliver a programme of progressive individual and group training sessions.
  • Implement ‘how to coach’ skills to create an inclusive, player centered and positive learning environment.
  • Deliver the player pathway from entry to club level, ensuring players maximise their desired potential.
  • Posses an open mind set, taking responsibility for own personal development.
  • To develop effective squash communities.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be technically competent (being able to demonstrate all shots) and have a reasonable knowledge and understanding of the game.
  • Have completed an appropriate level 1 coaching course.
  • Brightspace online learning platform.
  • 2 In person days.
  • 1 Wrap up call post course.

During this time you will be required to conduct player analysis, plan, deliver and evaluate lessons (both group and individual). You will also need to complete a number of coaching scenario based questions.

  • £260 per person

Sport for Life, sportscotland’s corporate strategy, sets out a commitment to inclusion, which underpins everything they do. This is brought to life by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) approach, which aims to diversify the coaching workforce and ensure the inclusion of under-represented groups and people with protected characteristics within coaching. In line with this strategy, sportscotland have released funds for Governing Bodies to apply for.

Scottish Squash have successfully accessed funding for season 23/24 through the sportscotland EDI subsidy fund. In line with our strategy, this subsidy will focus on some under represented groups in squash, particularly Women & Girls and Young People (U35) as well as support players from rural and island communities across Scotland. 

Details of the fund are as follows;

  • Level 2a, Inverness

Highlands & Islands Communities – 70% of this course will be subsidised.

Women & Girls – 70% of this course will be subsidised.

Young People – 70% of this course will be subsidised.

  • Level 2b, Bridge of Allan

Rural Communities – 60% of this course will be subsidised.

Women & Girls – 60% of this course will be subsidised.

Young People – 60% of this course will be subsidised.

This subsidy will be automatically applied to your invoice on sign up. Should you have any questions about this fund, please contact Scottish Squash Workforce Development Manager, Kevin Moran at kevin.moran@scottishsquash.org

2023/24 Level 2a Coaching Course

Course 2a

Location: Inverness Tennis and Squash Club

Dates: 25th / 26th November 2023

Times: 9am – 5pm (Preliminary)

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2023/24 Level 2b Coaching Course

Course 2b

Location: Bridge of Allan Sports Club

Dates: Online Call, 27th May – 7pm-8pm. In-Person, 1st – 2nd June

Times: 10am – 5pm

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WHAT CANDIDATES HAVE TO SAY

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course, it was a great learning experience that encouraged me to completely refocus on what I was trying to achieve in a lesson and how I then delivered this. The course helped me to improve my planning and the content of my own lessons by developing a structured format based on key focus points. The course conent was excellent and delivered in a relaxed environment with cheesy jokes thrown in for good measure – I highly recommend attending this course!

Adam Clayton
Level 2 Coach, Linlithgow Sports Club

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