Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Development and Implementation of a Long-Term Coaching Programme for KZN Squash



KZN Squash: Coaching
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Chris Hewitson (Regional Coach) on 0828018981 or
Development and Implementation of a Long-Term Coaching Programme for KZN Squash
Posted 30 September 2011
The following long-term plan was approved at a KZN Squash Union committee on 26th May 2011.
Objective - to raise the standard and extent of squash coaching in the province with the expected outcome of raising the level of competitiveness of junior and senior players.
Elements of plan – to be in line with the scope of the Squash SA national coaching programme, including the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) initiative.
Immediate priorities (July – Dec 2011)
1.     Appoint Chris Hewitson as Regional Coach - done 28 July
2.     Set up “Coaching” information and resources section on website – commenced 30 September
3.     Arrange on-going courses to upgrade coaches to Squash SA revised levels of qualification for school, clubs, professional coaches, via Squash SA coaching courses content – first Level 1 and Level 2 courses held over 10-11 September
4.     Compile register of coaches, to be available on website, including qualifications, experience, contact details, photograph.
5.     Set up system to mentor elite level juniors: compile panel of mentors, identify players, monitor and feedback
6.     Establish a Coaches & Mentors forum: resources, regular up-skilling meetings
7.     Incorporate Marking & Refereeing into programme: regular M&R column by Alex Hewitson (commenced 11th August); organise Level 1 and Level 2 M&R courses
Medium term priorities (2012 - based on available funding)
1.     Exposure to international squash - and other sport - coaching developments
2.     Involve experienced and previously top-ranked senior players
3.     Download and record skills/experience of top players
4.     Monitor performance levels/rankings of players
5.     Coach junior and senior provincial level and “elite” level players
Long term priorities (based on available funding)
1.     Provincial “virtual” academy, utilising existing facilities in the province - sports science facilities, nutrition, training, assessment, high performance centres, etc based at institutions and other sport facilities (eg establish alliances with rugby, cricket, etc)
2.     High performance programmes, including training camps and national participation
3.     Transformation and development (talent identification, equipment, transport)
Report on courses for coaches held over 10-11 September
Posted 30 September 2011
Under the auspices of Squash SA, Mike Bester presented Level 1 and Level 2 coaches course earlier this month at Westville Country Club attended by 36 and 16 people respectively.
Level 1 coaches receive an attendance certificate and are also required to attend and pass a Level 2 marking and refereeing course.
Level 2 coach qualification requirements include: course attendance, written submission based on workbook questions, 50 logged coaching hours, 10 hours working with a more qualified coach, passing a Level 2 M&R course and passing a practical coaching assessment.
See group photos below.
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