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arrow pointing leftBack 18 January 18 - by Donna Helmer

Squash Girls Can subsidised coaching courses - apply now

Passionate about getting more women and girls getting on court? Looking to deliver female-only group sessions?

Look no further! This spring, we’re offering you the chance to:

  • become a qualified England Squash Level 1 coach
  • gain resources and support to successfully deliver female-only (Squash Girls Can) sessions at your facility
  • join a network of Squash Girls Can coaches.

Apply now


About the Level 1 course

On this subsidised one-day course, you’ll learn:

  • techniques, tactics and ideas to deliver fun and engaging sessions to groups of females
  • how to support, enhance and develop players
  • ideas on how to attract and retain women and girls.

All that we ask is for £50 towards the cost of the course. What’s more, we’ll give you one year’s free England Squash coaching membership which includes £10 million of public liability insurance.


"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the process of starting coaching. The feedback I have had from all the ladies in my session has been amazing."- Janene, Level 1 coach


Session resources and support

We can provide you with all the resources to promote and deliver your sessions including:

  • a free Dunlop kit bag to help you run your sessions
  • access to the Squash Girls Can toolkit which includes editable posters, images, ideas on how to publicise your sessions and much more
  • support to help you in developing your coaching
  • the opportunity to become part of a network of coaches offering support and guidance
  • support from the Women and Girls Advisory Group.

Apply now

Course dates and locations
  • Bristol - Workout Bristol (formerly Bristol Vivo Centre), Saturday 3rd March, 9am – 5pm
  • London - Beaconsfield Squash Club, 25th March, 9am – 5pm
  • Leeds - Leeds Beckett University, Sunday 22nd April, 9am – 5pm
  • Manchester - National Squash Centre, Manchester 8th April, 9am – 5pm
  • Nottingham – University of Nottingham, 25th March, 9am-5pm
"I really enjoyed the course and coaching sessions. I found the whole experience enlightening." - Lori, Level 1 coach
Pre-requisites
  • Female, aged 16 or over
  • £50 towards the cost of the course.
After the course
  • Deliver 10 Squash Girls Can sessions or more upon completion of the course.
  • Aim to attract at least six regular participants to the above 10 sessions.
  • Add the above session to the Squash Girls Can online session finder (launching soon) and use the web app to log all sessions upon completion of the course.
  • Regularly post on social media using #squashgirlscan upon completion of the course – we can show you how to set up a Twitter page.
  • Submit at least one case study from the first 10 sessions.
  • Act as an ambassador for women and girls squash.
About the Squash Girls Can development programme

In two years, we’ve upskilled more than 70 female coaches and leaders to deliver Squash Girls Can sessions. This year, our ambition is to double that amount.

Join our growing network of female coaches and let’s get more women and girls playing!


How to apply

Simply fill in the application form here and we’ll be in touch to let you know if you’ve been successful. Places are limited. You must be aged 16 or over to apply.


Any queries?

Please email Jo: squashgirlscan@englandsquash.com.

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