The LTAD path provides coaches with a development tool that serves as a foundation for the successful growth of squash players. The follow coaching section will detail different coaching tips and techniques that can be used to facilitate a more efficient and effective development process in athletes. The LTAD delivers coaches a range of the training methods that focus on improving both the physical and mental skillset of an athlete. In addition to the LTAD path, the coaching section gives coaches access to other valuable resources and factors that play a key role in and successful training and athlete development.



Coaching Resources

The following tabs contain documents that coaches can use to teach young players the fundamental techniques, strokes, and strategy involved in the game of squash.

[wptabs type=”accordion” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle] Grip, Ready Position, and the Swing [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Use the following link for information on teaching the fundamental aspects of the squash stroke – Grip, Ready Position, and Swing [/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Forehand and Backhand Drive[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Use the following link for information on teaching the forehand and backhand drive – The Forehand and Backhand Drive [/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]The Volley[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Use the following link for information on teaching the forehand and backhand volley –Forehand and Backhand Volley [/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Lob Service and Return of Serve[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]Use the following link for information on teaching the lob service and to return serve – Lob Service and Return of Serve  [/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Gameplay[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Use the following link for information on teaching basic strategy and tactics, proper movement, and warm up activities – Gameplay [/wptabcontent]

[wptabtitle]Physical Activity: FUNdamentals [/wptabtitle]

[wptabcontent] The following link contains drills and exercises that can be used to promote athleticism in children – FUNdamentals [/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Training Skills for Squash [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] A lot of physical and psychological skills are required to play squash. In high performance competition, the development of these capacities becomes even more critical.

The attached document provides a detailed analysis of squash specific activities, preparation and recovery recommendations, and psychological skills for squash athletes in relation to the stages of long term athlete development.

Training Skills for Squash

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Squash Talent Evaluation [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Squash Canada Evaluation Form

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Squash Fitness Protocol Manual[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Squash Canada Technical and Fitness Testing Protocol Manual

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Actively Engaging Women and Girls[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors

Recommendations for Community Program Leaders and Coaches

Recommendations for High Performance Coaches and Leaders

Recommendations to Make Sport and Physical Activity More Welcoming to Sexual and Gender Diversity


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