Teaming up again to grow junior squash
By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent
England Squash has announced the renewal of a three-year partnership with coaching academy Off the Wall Squash that will see the two organisations working collaboratively to grow junior squash in England.
The renewed partnership will see England Squash drive awareness of Off the Wall Squash’s innovative coaching programme, the Junior Progress Awards to all England Squash coach members.
The Junior Progress Awards are a fun and engaging way to encourage skill progression amongst younger players, helping them to learn and practice a range of activities whilst awarding them with coloured wristbands and certificates as they progress.
Mark Williams, Director of Sport at England Squash said: “We are delighted to be working with Off the Wall Squash to promote their Junior Progress Awards and help get more young people playing squash and improving their game.
“The Junior Progress Awards are a great way for coaches, clubs and young players to track improvements and highlight individual areas of strength. Kids will love collecting the certificates and wrist bands too.”
Karen Selby, Head of Squash Development at Off the Wall Squash said: “The Junior Progress Awards have been a resounding success since we launched them in 2015 so the team at Off the Wall Squash is delighted that England Squash is reaffirming their endorsement.
“We are incredibly proud of the programme, and knowing that the resources have been used by coaches throughout the UK, as well as abroad, is incredibly pleasing.
“We share the same goals as England Squash in trying to help more young players develop their squash and look forward to working with them on future projects.”
The jointly branded resources are available at https://www.offthewallsquash.co.uk/jpa/
Report by DONNA HELMER (England Squash). Edited by ALAN THATCHER.
Pictures courtesy of Off The Wall Squash