Coaching

Squash BC, in conjunction with Squash Canada, offers a variety of learning opportunities to develop important skills and knowledge to increase your expertise in running squash programs at your local facility. Throughout the year, Squash BC hosts various coaching courses and multi-sport modules, which can be found on our Calendar of Events. Squash BC members that are interested in learning more about the coaching pathway and programs should contact sportdevelopment@squashbc.com.

More information regarding the Squash Canada Coaching Program can be found at squash.ca/coaching-program/

How Do You Become a Certified Squash Coach?

Squash Canada currently offers three coaching pathways that are recognized by the Coaches Association of Canada. The various pathways are targeted with focus areas of development around the level athletes and the experience of the coach. The current three streams of the Squash Canada Coaching Pathway are:

The various pathways are non-linear, meaning you can start your coach pathway at any level depending on the athletes you will be working with. Learn more about the Squash Canada Coaching Pathways.

Interested in taking a Coaching Course?

Squash BC is actively looking to support coaches in their development pathway. If you’re interested in taking a coaching course or NCCP multi-sport module, please complete our Coaching Course Interest Form. Squash BC aims to host several courses at a variety of levels each year.

Coach Evaluations

Coaches that have completed all pre-evaluation requirements can request an assessment from Squash BC’s Coach Evaluators.

Safe Sport

Coaches that are coaching Squash BC sanctioned programming are required to meet Squash BC’s Safe Sport Requirements. These requirements help protect both athletes and coaches with best practice education to help prevent and respond to difficult situations you might encounter with your program participants. These requirements also ensure that your program participants, spectators, support teams, and other coaches are welcomed in a safe, inclusive, and protected sport environment.

Coaches are required to complete:

  • CAC Safe Sport
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • Commit to Kids
  • Making Headway in Sport
  • Police Record & Vulnerable Sector Check

Squash BC recommends any Program Leader and/or Coach across BC complete all of the above courses and modules. Learn more about Safe Sport at Squash BC.