The WSF is seeking to undertake a coach education program development initiative in cooperation with the OSF aimed at enhancing the standard of coaching skills throughout the Oceania Region - targeting the smaller emerging countries. This would involve introducing potential Squash coaches to a formalised coach education program so that they have the skills to conduct player and group coaching.
The initial focus would concentrate firstly on assessing and training potential coaches leading to a higher level depending on the skills and educational development of each coach. The training course would also entail assessment and examination for formal recognition and certification.
Activities would consist of classroom and on-court “lectures”, discussions, workshops and demonstrations, on-court practical coaching and, perhaps most importantly, mentoring activities (i.e. one-on-one coach-aspirant sessions). At various points throughout the program there could be further assessment sessions of individuals as they demonstrate their practical on-court coaching competence.
Follow-up re-assessment of the coaches and the overall program would be undertaken after approximately 12 months to ensure program objectives are being met and to advance coaches with the appropriate skills capability to the next course level. Coaches from other neighbouring countries would also be invited to attend and coach education expertise could be obtained from Australia or New Zealand where a number of suitably qualified coaches are available. Both countries have well developed programs.