Unified qualifications will help the game to grow say WSF
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter
A unified, worldwide coaching qualification is being launched by the World Squash Federation.
The WSF Coach Education Programme is a new initiative which heralds the start of a worldwide unified and standardised coaching structure for squash, will be launched on March 2 with the opening of WSF Level 1 coach candidate registration.
Tutor training across the continents began earlier this year, leading to a number of coaches becoming certified to deliver WSF courses. Meanwhile, registration for candidate WSF Level 2 and 3 comes on stream later.
The courses will include agreed core-content and delivery methods to ensure that standards are uniform and qualifications achieved are recognised not only in the coach’s own nation but worldwide too. Course registration will begin on April 1..
“An expansion of the number of coaches who can help development of the sport generally and support elite encouragement is invaluable,” said WSF President N Ramachandran. “We are achieving this via a robust, modern, uniform and transportable worldwide coaching system.”
Charged with coordinating the Programme on behalf of the WSF Development and Coaching Committee, Michael Khan explained: “Through the Member Federations linked to the WSF Regional Course Managers, we look forward to providing a high standard unified structure that benefits well-established nations who already administer excellent courses. We are also keen to provide support for those nations which are thirsting for help, too.”
Full details on the programme can be found at www.worldsquash.org/ws/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CEP-Information-Update-February-2015.pdf