Why not come along to a Big Nix coaching module. This course will provide you with the skills to be able to plan and deliver effective squash coaching sessions for both new and developing players. It's taking place at the Howick Squash Club, Sunday 26th May 9-11:45. Numbers are limited so if you want to register please contact Fleur on 6237856 o..
Squash Auckland delivers Kiwisport programmes to Primary and Intermediate Schools within the Auckland region using our mini squash court. Our aim is to expose the game of squash to as many children and teachers as possible, encourage them to play at their local squash club and to have a fun experience. ·
We are currently recruiting for c..
Squash Auckland is currently recruiting for Coaching Assistants to deliver a fun Kiwisport programme in schools starting asap. Term 1 will be schools located in Papatoetoe, Papakura and Manurewa. Term 2 is Central Auckland. ·
The programme is implemented on a mini squash court with mini rackets and soft spongy balls. You will..
Latest reply from Fleur on Feb 14 .. "It's during school hours. If you want further info please give me a call on 021484713. Thanks Fleur" ..
The Big Nix Coaches course originally schedulled to take place at the Henderson Squash Club on July 29th will now take place on Sunday August 12th from 10am - 3.30pm at the same venue. If you would like to attend please register with Squash Auckland by emailing email@example.com with your name and contact details...
Check out this link to see how you can use a "Constraints Led Approach to game based Training" when designing coaching sessions for your athletes. This video applies the method to train players in the AFL skill of the handball, but with some imagination squash coaches can easily use the principles demonstrated to improve the skill and tactical und..
To assist Auckland squash coaches in their ongoing development, Squash Auckland have introduced two new development initiatives this year. Coaches that would like additional assistance with their coaching can apply to Squash Auckland to have a coach mentor work with them for 12 months. The coach mentoring programme is available to all co..
There are 3 places available for any coaches interested in attending a Mod 1 - Get Started - coaches course at Harcourts Eden Epsom this Sunday, 27th from 10am - 12.30pm. ·
If you wish to attend you can register with Steve Hodges at Squash Auckland via emai: firstname.lastname@example.org..
This article provides useful guidlines for measuring the effectiveness of a practice session. Do traditional squash drills meet these guidlines? ·
We have 3 places available for any coaches that would like to attend a Big Nix coaches course. Module 3 is being delivered by National Coaching Director, Dave Clarke at the National Squash Centre, Unitec on Wednesday evening, March 21st from 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Module 3A is scheduled to take to take place at the same venue (Unitec) on..
For those coaches still not convinced of the merits of Squash New Zealand's new coach education syllabus, this article provides a useful summary of the benefits associated with the introduction of an athlete centered philosophy versus the old heirarchical coach qualification system. ·
This is an excellent series of videos from the Australian Sports Commission demonstrating the use of a game sense approach to coaching. ·
Over the past few months I have been reading a number of books and articles on alternative teaching methods. The reason for my new found interest in teaching theory and practice is to help me to better understand what is required to be an effective coach and coach facilitator. Recently I came accross this article: http://agelesslearner.com/i..
Latest reply from Tim Marshall on Feb 23 .. "Interesting article Steve. I've heard a lot about pedagogy, especially from one particular principal when I was on a school board of trustees. I've never heard of andragogy before - so you have educat" ..
GACU have offered to host a series of generic coach development seminars for Auckland coaches (see details below). If any coaches would like to attend one or more of these seminars, please contact me - Steve Hodges - at Squash Auckland. ·
Below is some information regarding the coach development groups that you could pass on to your coaches. I..