In line with the Ulster Squash Strategy 2017 to 2021 Ulster Squash supports the development of players through its Player Pathway. from talent ID to the World Class stage.
– Organising and delivering local coaching and training programmes for performance/elite juniors/Junior CWG and CWG squads.
– Working in partnership with Irish Squash and its programmes
– Working in partnership with Sport NI, SINI and NICGC (Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council)
More details are outlined below.
Ulster Squash Player Pathway
Key stages in the development of players include:
– Introduction to squash: clubs, schools – Talent ID
– Player training regularly and continuing to demonstrate progression – Performance 1
– Player successful at European/English age group competitions and committed to progress – Performance 2.
– Player in full time training achieving top European/world junior level and making an impact on lower level PSA – Player in World Top 20
Ulster Squash Competition Support and player/coach development
This is our main training programme to prepare junior players for Irish competition. and in addition assist with coach development. Ulster squash are also committed to providing 2 x coaches to travel and support players competing at the identified Irish Tournaments.
Ulster Squad – Sunday 11th @ Belfast Boat Club
Connaught JO – Sat 17th – Sun 18th
Ulster Squad – Sunday 16th @ Belfast Boat Club
Ulster Junior Open – Sat 22nd – Sunday 23rd
Ulster Squad – Sunday 6th November 2016 @ Belfast Boat Club
Munster JO – Sat 12th – Sun 13th
Irish Junior Open (Dublin) Fri 25th to Sun 27th
Elite Squad – Sunday 11th December @ Belfast Boat Club
Ulster Squad – Friday 30th Saturday 31st December @ Belfast Boat Club – Expert Coach Madeline Perry (TBC)
Leinster JO – Sat 7th – Sun 8th
Ulster Squad – Sunday 19th February 2017 @ Belfast Boat Club
Junior Nationals Leinster – Fri 24th to Sun 26th
Ulster Squash Player Support Programme (PSP)
There is a limited amount of additional support (coaching / financial) to support junior players competing at international level and in the Irish Squash Performance programme. Please contact Ulster Squash Performance Director to discuss.
Note: applications for PSP funding will open at the beginning of the 2017 2018 season.
Irish Squash, SportNI, SINI ((Sports Institute for Northern Ireland)) and NICGC ((Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council) provide support for talented development and performance athletes. Mary Peters Trust, local councils, etc. may also provide grants.