Introduction

Surrey Squash has developed a successful junior talent pathway by growing a large grassroots base and nurturing and supporting the talented performers into strong county players with many of these progressing to the Aspire squad and the very best of these to national level.  Click here to learn more about the junior talent pathway.

This could not have been done without developing a highly experienced coaching team throughout the county. Surrey Squash is constantly looking for new coaches to help increase participation by working with schools, within their clubs and contributing to the county programme, either by coaching county sessions or identifying new players for the squads.

The county is here to encourage individuals and will attempt to help with funding wherever possible. The pathway below describes courses available, the requirements needed to enrol on a course and associated costs.

There are additional costs for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate, Safeguarding Children and first aid courses.

The safeguarding and first aid workshops are three hours long and the candidate must find one local to them.

All three requirements must be updated every three years.

For more information, please contact:

Neil Frankland
Development Director
[email protected]

Young Leaders Award

Course Requirements

  • You must be aged 14 – 18.

Details

  • Six-hour course

  • Cost £25

101 Participant Leaders Award

Course Requirements

Details

  • Three-hour course

  • Cost £25

Level 1 – Participation Award

Course Requirements

Details

  • One-day course

  • Cost £185

Level 2 – Club Coach Award

Course Requirements

  • You must be at least 17 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 England Squash Level 1 coaching award.

  • Have a valid England Squash Coaches Club membership.

  • Have an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Disclosure, as well as up-to-date Safeguarding & Protecting Children and first aid certificates.

Details

  • Three-day course (two days, then a five-week break, followed by a one-day assessment)

  • Cost £270

Level 3 – Talent Development Award

Course Requirements

Details

  • Eight-day course (three contact sessions based in Manchester)

  • Cost £1200
  • Travel and accommodation paid by candidate

Level 4 – High Performance Award

Course Requirements

  • Be an established level 3 coach with Aspire/County experience having worked with elite players.

  • Application by CV and a covering letter explaining your ambitions and reasons for applying. All applications should be endorsed by a squash national governing body, Aspire Head Coach or national coaching team member.

  • Email applications to Kevin Stewart at [email protected].

    An informal interview may be required as a prerequisite.

Details

  • Eleven-day course (five, two-day contact sessions plus one assessment day)

  • Cost £2000

  • Travel and accommodation paid by candidate