GIVING EVERY JUNIOR THE BEST START POSSIBLE!
At Scotsotun Eagles one of key strengths is our junior programme, delivered in conjuntion with Squashdynamics, Scotland’s leading Squash Coaching Consultancy. Our programme has evolved from small beginnings into the biggest junior programme in the West of Scotland.
We pride ourselves on being able to help all juniors take up squash and fall in love with the game. At Squashdynamics, we subscribe to the ideas and principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). LTAD is, put simply, a model that allows us to split the lifecycle of an athlete into different phases, or stages of development, and what the learning priorities would be in each phase. So when a young child takes squash up, we know exactly what skills that should be developed at their age.
There is no expectation or pressure on our juniors to commit to competitive squash, that’s completely up to them – everyone has different motivations. We have the expertise to help all juniors, from those players already representing Scotland, or those who just want to play squash as a casual hobby. Each and every player is important. If our players enjoy squash and play into adulthood then we know we’ve done our job well.
That’s why we make sure that our programme has sessions to develop the skills that are needed at all different ages and stages of development – so that we can be sure our players receive the best coaching possible. Not only do they learn how to play squash (well!) – but most importantly they’ll have a ball (pun intended) doing it!
THE SQUASHDYNAMICS WAY
Our junior pathway has four levels, each aimed at a different stage of development. The first two stages of our pathway are both drop in session, with no need to book in advance. These sessions are welcoming and open to all – squash is about having fun first and foremost. The upper levels are coaching based and invitation only, however the only requirements for entry are being able to sustain practices at that level, and a passion for squash!