Squash & Racquetball Victoria has established a staged pathway for aspiring squash athletes to assist individuals to reach their highest possible potential in the sport. A two tier pathway (see below) offers opportunities for players from junior to sub-elite. 

All programs are designed to complement the work being done with the athlete’s personal coach and are seen as additional training opportunities not preferred coaching. Applications are invited in November for the Squash Vic Academy (SVA) and for the Talent Development Squad December-January.

Further information - 2017 Underpinning Program Guide or contact Squash & Racquetball Victoria, 9682 2199 or [email protected]

Applications currently open:

Squash Vic Academy Coach - CLOSED

Talent Development Coach - CLOSED

Squash Vic Academy Athlete - CLOSED

Talent Development Squad Athlete

Prospective coaches and athletes are advised to read the 2017 Underpinning Program Guide prior to application.

Program Details

Squash Vic Academy

Program ownership

Squash & Racquetball Victoria

Program partners

Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, Squash Australia

Purpose

To provide resources to assist PSA players reach their full potential

Program structure

Age - the program will primarily focus on athletes in the 18 – 25 year age group. Athletes must be PSA registered.

Number of athletes – up to 6

Format – individualised support based on the athlete’s respective goals plus group training sessions

Accountability – attainment of agreed outcomes

Selection process

Application process consisting of a written submission and interview. Applications will be invited in November annually. A player’s personal coach is encouraged to attend the selection interview.

 

Athlete’s responsibility

The Squash Vic Academy will provide athletes with resources to further their pursuit of a professional career in squash. In return, Squash & Racquetball Victoria expects the athletes to act as Squash & Racquetball Victoria ambassadors and contribute to the growth and development of the sport.

  

Talent Development  

Program ownership

Squash & Racquetball Victoria

Program partners 

Squash Australia, Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, other squash clubs/centres

Purpose

 

To provide resources for committed juniors enabling development of a quality training and performance culture.

It is expected that players vying for State Junior Team selection would participate in this program.

 

Program structure

Age – Junior (11 – 19 YAG)

Two squads determined by age, 11-15YAG and 17-19YAG

Format – 8 full day training sessions between February and December

Selection process

By application. The program is open to junior players of all abilities but it is expected players commit to the whole program.

 




Programs:

  • Sporting Schools
  • Hit's n Giggles
    Twenty/20

Events:

  • Event Calendar
  • Pennant Squash
  • Pennant Racquetball
  • Victorian Open Squash
  • Victorian Open Racquetball
  • Victorian Grand Prix Squash Circuit
  • Victorian Grand Prix Racquetball Circuit
  • Junior Squash Circuit
  • Australian Squash Tour

 

Contact Us

  • Address: Box 6, Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Victoria 3206

  • Phone: 03 9682 2199

  • Email: [email protected]


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