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Working in partnership with England Squash and Sport England, BUCS Development team has supported the development of additional participation opportunities for Squash in higher education.

Free Student Leaders Training from England Squash

England Sqaush - Squash 101 - Student WorkshopsEngland Squash are rolling out their new participation programme, Squash 101 across the HE sector. As part of this, training workshops are being delivered for university students to empower them to deliver the sessions this autumn.

Squash 101 is a fun, social version of squash, ideal for students seeking a group workout with a difference!  It is the new way to get a quick-fire hit of non-stop action, while learning and developing skills to hone your game. Squash 101 sessions are run by a leader who puts participants through their paces with fun, challenging activities, together with like-minded players. The sessions are fun, informal and different every week - social fitness at its best!

The Training Workshops

During the workshop, students will learn invaluable tips and techniques from world-class coaches on recruiting and retaining players, and managing and marketing squash sessions effectively.
Students will learn the following during the workshop:

•    Marketing techniques to recruit new players
•    How to deliver a Squash 101 programme
•    Tips for keeping students playing the game

Students will receive the following resources during the workshop training:

•    Session plans with all the drills for a six-week course
•    A squash leaders t-shirt
•    An app which enables you to register players (training will be given)
•    A box of balls
•    Certificate on completion of squash 101 programme delivery

To find out more information, including the location and venues, and how to book student places for the Student Leaders training workshops, please click here to visit the England Squash Universities page.

For more details on Squash 101 and how it could be delivered in your institution please contact Mark Williams at England Squash. 

If you are interested in developing the squash programme at your university or are a university based outside of England who would like to discuss alternative opportunities please contact Amy Seaman, BUCS Development Manager.

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