Author: Blaar Coetzee

promoting SKILLZ in squash

9. Tours, Travel and Tournaments!

Squash opens the door to many exciting destinations and experiences Playing in tournaments is tough and even tougher when heading outside of the country. Internationally the juniors just seem to have so much more time for squash as they don’t have the added after-school schedule and mainly focus on one sport. The approach of later…
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8. Junior Circuit Kicks Off with Tournaments Galore

PPP / T is our motto and tournaments are an ideal way to test the theory This coming weekend a number of tournaments are taking place around the country and juniors ranging in age from 9 to 18 will be testing themselves against their peers in the hope of improving their Provincial rankings. The players…
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7. Between Games Coaching – 90 Sec Break

Recommendations on what to do and say in the 90 sec break by Coach Mark Allen So often when I watch tournament matches I see enthusiastic friends or parents clambering around the competing player between games all offering their own interpretation of the preceding game and offering advice on how the player should proceed in…
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6. Performance vs Outcome

Why “did you win” is not the question to be asking after a match – although it is simple, it is never easy! Whether you are a parent, a coach or a player, chances are you are focused on improvement. If this is the case, I have some simple advice for you. But beware, simple…
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5. “Drive Thru” Sessions

Consolidating technique through use of the ball machine while also focussing on movement, drills and skillz It’s new and an innovative way to improve your squash. The month of May is filled with tournaments, league matches and the prestigious Top schools event. Team up with a partner (of similar strength) and enjoy a morning of…
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4. “It’s UP to you” – Festival of Squash

Primary Schools Squash Festival turns out to be a huge success The Festival format is a new concept to many players (and parents) as most squash events have the winner at the end of the weekend. The theme for this weekend was It’s UP to you, good hard squash, trying your best and enjoying the…
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3. Back to the Drawing Board

After the IPT’s, it’s time to reflect and regroup Once the dust has settled, it is time to reflect on the past 12 months. Think about what worked and what didn’t and set the ball in motion to get ready for the next season cause 2018 is around the corner. This time of the year,…
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2. Winning the Workout – 1. 2. or 3

Your attitude to training is the altitude of your improvement As we head into the new season, loaded with our goals for the next couple of months, let’s evaluate YOUR approach to training. If we maintain a high intensity of exertion and concentration at the sessions, YOU will move into a new level. This will…
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1. “Green To Gold” SquashSA Coaches Conference

National roll out of the World of mini-SQUASH, World of SQUASH-FACTORY and S.P.A.S.S. BASIX SKILLZ programme to 50 coaches from all over South Africa.  What an honour to have our programmes earmarked for rolling out country wide to all the coaches who have been invited by Squash SA to the Coaches Conference later in November.…
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