Coaching

Squash Ontario works in cooperation with Squash Canada, Coaching Association of Canada and the Coaches Association of Ontario to ensure that Ontario’s coaches are given the best education and training possible.



certification

 

Squash Canada’s Coach Certification Program aligns with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and with the Long Term Player Development model. This program is designed to ensure that coaches are properly trained and certified to develop our athletes in the best way possible.

There are three coaching levels included in the Squash Canada Coaching Certification Program:

1.     Squash Instructor
2.     Intermediate Squash Instructor and/or Club Coach
3.     Provincial Coach

Certification in each level involves a squash specific clinic, NCCP multi-sport courses, additional prerequisites where applicable, and a final evaluation. Coaches are deemed “In Training” when they have completed some of the required training, “Trained” when they have completed all required training, and finally “Certified” when they have completed all training and evaluation components. 

Coaches may check their coaching profiles to ensure all courses are up to date at https://thelocker.coach.ca.

NCCP multi-sport courses are offered in person, online, and through home study by the Coaches Association of Ontario.  

Coaches looking to transfer coaching accreditation from the previous NCCP system, from other countries, or to accelerate through the coaching system should refer to the Squash Canada Coach Certification Policies and Procedures.

The following outlines the necessary components to complete certification for each coaching level. Squash specific courses and evaluations are delivered by Squash Ontario and the Multi-Sport courses and evaluations are delivered by Coaches Association of Ontario.


Squash Instructor Certification

 

SQUASH SPECIFIC:

  • Coaching Foundations Course
     

NCCP MULTI-SPORT COURSES:

  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Planning a Practice
  • Nutrition

NCCP MULTI-SPORT COURSES:

  • Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation – Instruction Stream (accessed through The Locker https://thelocker.coach.ca)
  • Final in-person evaluation

Intermediate
Squash Instructor

 

SQUASH SPECIFIC:

  • Intermediate Coaching Course


NCCP MULTI-SPORT COURSES:

  • Teaching/Learning
  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Designing a Sports Program. 

EVALUATIONS:

  • Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation – Introduction to Competition (accessed through The Locker https://thelocker.coach.ca
  • Final in-person evaluation

Club Coach

 

SQUASH SPECIFIC:

  • Intermediate Coaching Course
  • Squash Canada D4 Officiating Certification


NCCP MULTI-SPORT COURSES:

  • Teaching/Learning
  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Designing a Sports Program. 

NCCP MULTI-SPORT COURSES:


EVALUATIONS:

  • Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation – Introduction to Competition
  • (accessed through The Locker https://thelocker.coach.ca
  • Final in-person evaluation 

Provincial
Coach

 

SQUASH SPECIFIC:

  • Intermediate Coaching Course
     

NCCP MULTI-SPORT COURSES:

  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Managing Conflict
  • Leading Drug free Sport
  • Psychology of Performance

EVALUATIONS:

  • Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation – Introduction to Competition
  • (accessed through The Locker https://thelocker.coach.ca
  • Final in-person evaluation

Evaluations

After all prerequisites are completed for each coaching level, coaches should contact Squash Ontario to schedule an evaluation. Coaches will be evaluated in-person with an Evaluator. Coaches are responsible for covering travel and other expenses associated with the evaluation.

If the evaluation takes place outside the Evaluator’s jurisdiction, coaches will be responsible for the Evaluator’s travel costs (mileage, accommodation, food, etc.) where Squash Ontario deems necessary to complete the evaluation. Squash Ontario will calculate mileage costs as follows: Total KM’s (Evaluator Home to Evaluation Location Round Trip) x .32/km x 5% Squash Ontario Admin Fee. Coaches must complete payment to Squash Ontario (Visa/MasterCard only) prior to Evaluation being completed.

Note: Coaches who registered for a clinic prior to April 1, 2012 will be required to pay the $60 Evaluation Fee plus 5% Admin Fee to Squash Ontario when registering for the Evaluation.

Do you know your current certification level? To check your status, visit https://thelocker.coach.ca. Click on “Certification” and login using the CC# which is issued to you when you complete your first NCCP training workshop.