US Squash Level III Coach Certification


Tournament Dates: 05/05/17 - 05/07/17
Ranking Season: 2016-2017

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Drexel University (Directions)
3333 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Facility Phone: 215-895-1999
Contact (click name to email): Adam Hamill: adam.hamill@ussquash.com
Contact Phone: 646-507-5223

Divisions:
  • Level III Coaching Certification (10 Entrants)




Notes:

Who is the level III course for?

This performance coaching course is suitable for committed coaches working with high performance squash players. A Level III coach is a high performance athlete development leader who demonstrates the highest qualities of integrity, dedication, commitment and skill towards developing high level U.S. players.

What is the major focus of the Course?

The Level III Coaching Certification aims to provide coaches with an enhanced skill set that would assist them in developing players at a more advanced level, while maintaining strong coaching principles and ethics.

What will I learn?

 Improve Fault Analysis with elite level players.

  • Better your understanding of different training methods appropriate to elite players.
  • Create and manage ‘in-competition’ and ‘out-of-competition’ training programs.
  • Provide tactical advice based on the strengths and weaknesses of themselves and their opponent.
  • Ensure change takes place in each lesson, providing feedback where necessary.
  • Develop effective ways to communicate technical aspects of the swing and movement.
  • Effectively set achievable goals with players.

What are the course prerequisites?

  1. Minimum certification requirement: US Squash Level II coach certification
  2. Minimum age: 21 years

How will I be evaluated?

  1. Candidates must display a high level of feeding ability. Each candidate will go through a series of feeding progressions and solo drills to prove they have the necessary feeding skills to help develop players at the level that this course is designed for.
  2. All participants will be evaluated on their fault analysis skills and in-game feedback. After watching a match between two similar level opponents, candidates will create a lesson plan that will be executed immediately.
  3. Create a six week training program – an ‘in-competition’ training program. Please include a tournament in this six week program.
  4. Create a three month training program – an ‘out of competition’ training program. Consider this a player’s summer training schedule.
  5. Submit a drill database and at least three (3) relevant teaching points for five (5) common problem areas where players breakdown

Note:

Candidates must achieve a minimum standard on all of the evaluations and assignments to be certified. If candidates do not achieve a minimum standard on any evaluations or assignments, they must re-take that evaluation or redo the assignment.

Candidates have 12 months from the end date of their original course to complete all evaluations or work pending. If candidates fail to submit all work or meet minimum requirements within the 12 month period, they must re-take the course at full price.

 Who will lead the course?

The course will be led by a qualified US Squash coaching assessor.

Tournament Schedule

 

May 5 2017: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

May 6 2017: 9:00am - 7:00pm

May 7 2017: 10:00am - 3:00pm 

Registration Deadline

Completed registration and payment must be received by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. 

Registrations may be accepted after the Deadline with a $50 late fee provided space is available and at the discretion of US Squash. 

The course will be limited in size.

Eligibility

US Squash Level II certification is a prerequisite for attendance on the Level III course.

Due to the limited space available in the course, applications will be evaluated based on coaching experience, level II course evaluations and the applicant’s current coaching activity.

Age Requirements 

All applicants must be 21 years of age before the first day of the coach certification course. 

 

Cost, Refund Policy and Disclaimer

Course Fee - $950

No refunds will be provided after the Registration Deadline. Actual Level III Certification is not guaranteed until meeting all requirements for the course.

 

Experienced teaching professionals, coaches and former professional players may qualify for higher-level US SQUASH certification based on their previous involvement in the sport.

Please read below for eligibility and application requirements.

Equivalency:

Equivalency allows experienced teaching professionals to earn a base level of US Squash’ coach certification based on previously completed international squash coaching certification(s). Equivalency may be granted for the US Squash level I and II certification.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years coaching experience
  • Certification of Level II or above from one of the following recognized programs: England Squash, Australian Squash, European Squash, and Asian Squash. US Squash may consider a certification from another international federation on a case by case basis
  • CPR certificate and ASEP online coaching essentials certificate
  • Submission of coaching resume
  • Member in good standing of SPA
  • Legal U.S. resident or citizen

Application Process:

  • Send an application to US Squash, Adam Hamill adam.hamill@ussquash.com
  • Include a resume and complete documentation confirming prior certification
  • Application will be reviewed and requirements verified prior to follow-up with the applicant

 

Equivalency & Acceleration

Acceleration:

Acceleration allows highly-experienced teaching professionals, coaches and former professional players to begin US Squash coaching education at Level II, bypassing the Level I course.

Requirements:

  • Submission of playing resume
  • CPR certificate, ASEP online coaching essentials
  • Member in good standing of SPA
  • Legal U.S. resident or citizen

Application process

  • Send an application to US Squash, Adam Hamill adam.hamill@ussquash.com
  • Include a resume and complete documentation confirming playing level and achievements
  • Application will be reviewed and requirements verified prior to follow-up with the applicant

Protective Eyewear 

  • All players and attendees must comply with the US Squash Eyewear Policy, which requires that eyewear meet ASTM-F803 standards at all times during accredited play. 

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