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Talent Pathway

Selection Criteria

EDP

Future Potential

Could realistically be a future England Academy player in a realistic timeline plus probable representation for England at Junior European and World events

Technical

Frequently demonstrates under pressure in practice and competition the on-court ‘Squash Pillars’

Tactical

Demonstrates the ability to Create, Capitalise and Convert opportunities on a regular basis.

Ownership

Take responsibility for their personal development in all areas.

Coachability

Shows the ability to listen, reflect, take feedback on board and affect change from a wide range of appropriate sources into their own environment.

Performance

Consistently demonstrates composure under pressure, appropriate behaviour and a widening skill set whilst obtaining results.

Movement

Ability to move with rhythm, efficiency and balance engaging the lower half with the top half of the body for a smooth transfer of weight to and from the ball. Can instigate or react with a dynamic change of pace and has the strength, agility, robustness & control to be able to decelerate on balance with stability.

Physical

Ability to control body weight in highly skilled movements whilst demonstrating a high level of work capacity.

Playing Requirements

Has displayed a commitment to competing in the England junior tournament circuit. Particularly selection events. These players would be starting to progress into PSA and adult competition at times. We expect them to be established in a variety of match environment and adult competition.

Future Potential

Could realistically be a future England Development Programme player plus possible representation for England at Junior European and World events.

Technical

Has the ability to demonstrate in practice and competition the on-court ‘Squash Pillars’.

Tactical

Demonstrates an awareness of how to Create, Capitalise and Convert opportunities.

Ownership

Understands the importance of physical, mental and lifestyle components

Coachability

Shows the ability to listen, reflect, take feedback on board and affect change from a variety of appropriate sources.

Performance

Can demonstrate composure under pressure, appropriate behaviour and a widening skill set whilst obtaining results.

Movement

An understanding of how to move with rhythm, efficiency and balance engaging the lower half with the top half of the body for a smooth transfer of weight to and from the ball. Is working towards being able to instigate or react with a dynamic change of pace and has the strength, agility, robustness & control to be able to decelerate on balance with stability.

Physical

Ability to back up multiple sessions in a squad environment with a demonstration of work capacity.

Playing Requirements

Has displayed a commitment to competing in the England junior tournament circuit. Particularly silver tier events upwards. Competes in a variety of match environments and adult competition.

Future Potential

Has realistic potential to progress into EDP Potential with aspirations to play for England.

Technical

Has and understanding and demonstrates at times the on court ‘Squash Pillars’.

Tactical

Aware of Create, Capitalise and Covert.

Ownership

Has an awareness of importance of physical, mental and lifestyle.

Coachability

Shows the ability to listen, reflect and take on feedback to affect change.

Performance

Has an understanding of appropriate behaviour under pressure and are developing a widening skill set.

Movement

An awareness of how to move with rhythm, efficiency and balance engaging the lower half with the top half of the body for a smooth transfer of weight to and from the ball. Is working towards being able to instigate or react with a dynamic change of pace and has the strength, agility, robustness & control to be able to decelerate on balance with stability.

Physical

Ability to control body weight movements effectively for the sport.

Playing Requirements

Has displayed a commitment to competing in the England junior tournament circuit. Will display a commitment to attending the Regional, and County Closed events. Show intent to compete in a variety of match environments.