Development Squad

Lead Coach: TBC

About the Squad

The Development Squad is designed to guide young players through the process of developing all the necessary attributes for them to begin to compete at the top level. The programme will be holistic to develop all the necessary attributes a top junior squash player requires with a strong focus on technical, skill and tactical development and coached at a level that all athletes involved will understand.

This will be the perfect opportunity for players to build all the necessary skills to be a top squash player, in a highly supportive and quality coaching environment. Throughout the season, players will be encouraged to review their progress in training and competitions, and new applications will be welcomed at any stage in the season.

If you are accepted to the squad, the expectation is that you will make every effort to attend all the squad days. If you can’t attend a squad day, you should let the Scottish Squash Pathway Manager & Coach (Kylie Lindsay) know as far in advance as possible. 

Squad Criteria
  • For players aged 15 and under. 
  • Compete in Bronze events and above in Scotland. See Competition Structure for more information.
  • Demonstrate key performance behaviours, including – but not limited to – hard work, commitment and respect. 
  • Attend regular training sessions with their coach. 
  • Showing promise and enthusiasm for the sport. 
  • Application supported and endorsed by the player’s coach.
What’s Included?
  • Six squad days throughout the season spread around Scotland.
    • If you are accepted to the Development Squad, the expectation is that you will make every effort to attend all the squad days.
  • Communication and feedback from the Lead Coach with individual coaches/parents to give feedback on the squad and their players.
  • Squad T-shirt 
  • Discounted season membership to SquashSkills 
  • Further Scottish representative opportunities during the season (teams chosen from results at selection events over the season) including:
    • Five Nations Championships
    • European U15/U17 Team Championships.
Regions / Dates  
  • Squad Day 1
    • Region: West
    • Venue: Newlands LTC
    • October 8th, 2023
  • Squad Day 2
    • Region: Highlands & Islands
    • Venue: Inverness Tennis & Squash Club
    • November 19th, 2023
  • Squad Day 3
    • Region: East
    • Venue: Oriam, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (TBC)
    • January 14th, 2024
  • Squad Day 4
    • Region: East
    • Venue: Edinburgh Sports Club
    • February 18th, 2024
  • Squad Day 5
    • Region: Grampian
    • Venue: Aberdeen Squash & Racketball Club
    • March 10th, 2024
  • Squad Day 6
    • Region: Central
    • Venue: Bridge of Allan Sports Club
    • April 28th, 2024 

The cost is £200.00 per season.

How to Apply

Applications for the Development Squad for season 2023/24 are now closed. Mid-season applications may be accepted depending on performance, contact for more information.

  • Applications need to be supported and endorsed by the player’s coach. Our Pathway Manager Kylie Lindsay will ask for feedback from the player’s individual, club or regional coach to assist in selection. 
  • Selections are also based on performances and results in Scottish Junior Gold, Silver and Bronze events. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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