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England Squash Talent Development Award (Level 3)

The Talent Development Award enables candidates to analyse, develop and deliver player centred coaching and delivery plans that cover all areas of a player’s personal development. The course consists of face to face practical sessions, bespoke webinars and tailored mentoring.

Who it's for: a Level 2 coach looking to coach the technical and tactical requirements of squash to both juniors and adults at advanced level (County and Regional) or support and mentor other coaches – as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach.

Coach testimonials
“Without that level three qualification I wouldn’t have been considered for the job. The course does help financially - it definitely upskilled me and was a few days of great content. The best thing about the course is being known as a Level Three coach - it allows you to apply for jobs that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise, so it gives you kudos and gets your foot in the door.”

Liam Gutcher, Head of Racquet Sports at Newcastle

“There are so many benefits to the course. The Level Three goes through everything from performance analysis, strength and conditioning, video analysis and peer reviews. It is a great course for building confidence and taking your coaching to the next level.”

- Anna Vaughan-Hawkins, Cheshire County Coach

Find out more about the Level 3:

What you'll learn

Pre-course requirements

Cost & funding support

What you'll learn

During the course, you'll take part in the following coaching workshops:

  • Strength and conditioning workshop
  • Performance analysis and the coaching process
  • Playing in partnerships
  • Learning styles and skill games
  • Coaching Philosophy and Skill Acquisition

Following the course you'll be able to:

  • diagnose faults in technique
  • develop strategies to present feedback and enhance effectiveness
  • describe the physical demands of squash and the energy systems used
  • identify, test and plan physical conditioning sessions for squash
  • cover players' lifestyle skills
  • implement appropriate techniques to enhance a player's mental toughness
  • support and mentor other coaches – as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach.

Before starting this course, you'll need to have attended the Talent Development (Level 3) Pre-requisite Workshop.

Pre-course requirements

Cost & funding support

The cost of the course is £1,200. The Level 3 award is hosted at the Edgbaston Priory Club. If you wish to pay the course fee by instalments or have funding assistance in place, please contact Kevin Stewart by email prior to application at

There may be some financial assistance available in your area - check out our funding opportunities.

Course Details

  • Level: 3

  • Price: £1,200.00

  • Delivery Mode: Mixed

  • Membership required: Yes - Coaches Club

  • Prerequisites: Level 2 Coach

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