England Potential is focused on providing the first national level squad for the younger and developing talent in the country. It's goal is to continue to feed and develop the pool of players for England Development, wishing for this players to continue their progression in the sport to a world class level in our England Academy and Team England parts of the pathway.
What does the programme consist of?
8 weekend training dates:
- 1st-2nd September, 29th-30th September, 8th-9th December, 26th-27th January, 13th-14th April, 11th-12th May, 15-16th June, 20th-21st July
2 Prep Squad for selected players:
5 Nations Prep Squad - 23rd-24th March
15/17's European Team Champs Prep Squad - 27th-28th April
2 Selection Events:
5 Nations - 5-7th April
15/17's European Team Champs - 9-12th May
Selection Criteria and Dates
To visit the selection criteria for our squads please click here.
The two England Potential Head Coaches, Adam Fuller and Chris Ryder chair selection panels for North and South regions made up of the Aspire Head coaches for the underlying regions with consultation up to the England Development selection panel.
Selection remains continual ensuring equal opportunity for selection for all players across the season preventing date of birth bias as to where players peak due to maturity in the season.
Head Coaches may award selection based on selected places where players will remain on squads for the foreseeable future or rotational places where they are looking at the player on a squad by squad basis.
Key selection events for these squads are all the Silver, Gold and Platinum Events.
For further Junior Team England selection criteria for representation events please click here.
England Potential squads are 2 day squads. Accommodation is not provided.
Typical squad outlines are:
10.00-12.30 - Court Session 1 and Core
12.30-2.00 - Lunch and Workshops
2.00-4.00 - Court Session 2
10.00-12.30 - Court Session 1 and Mobility
12.30-2.00 - Lunch and Individual Player Meetings
2.00-4.00 - Court Session 2 and Conditioning
Squads cap off at 16 places per region.
The England Potential Head Coaches will be responsible for ensuring that there is a balance in male and female numbers and reflecting the players hitting the criteria within there region and in comparison nationally between the two regions.
Please Note: It is not expected the players attending England Development or England Potential parts of the pathway attend the Aspire squads due to the amount of commitments within each tier. That being said if players are willing and wish to attend these squads due to locality and tapping into the benefit of squads in their region they are encouraged to contact their Aspire Head Coach directly.
England Potential Regions
The England Potential squads are based out of two hubs:
North - National Squash Centre, Manchester
South - Berkhamsted Tennis and Squash Club, Berkhamsted
For more details on England Potential squads please email firstname.lastname@example.org.