Reporting to: Sussex SRA Committee


Job purpose


To promote the development of junior squash across Sussex in cooperation with England Squash, Sussex SRA, affiliated and non-affiliated clubs and the Sussex County Sports Partnerships. To help ensure there are sustainable junior schemes in place with the long-term aspirations of ensuring squash as a whole continues to be played into the future.





Ÿ         To map the state of junior squash in Sussex by contacting all affiliated and non-affiliated clubs.

Ÿ         To work in close partnership with the England Squash (ES) area squash manager and administrator to develop junior squash in the county

Ÿ         To promote in partnership with ES, the role of the Community Coach (John Millard)  in undertaking taster sessions in primary schools, as part of a programme for feeding into clubs

Ÿ         To identify where effort would best be directed -to help further development where activities are already under way, and to pump prime junior sections and coaching where nothing exists at present

Ÿ         To identify where further coaching resource could help, and thus whether Sussex SRA should put resource into recruiting more coaches, and/or re-energising currently inactive coaches

Ÿ         To encourage more junior teams into the Sussex junior league and establish more local tournaments

Ÿ         To work towards a more consistent approach across Sussex e.g. school sessions, club activities

Ÿ         To consider the effectiveness of communications with clubs - identifying contacts, e-mail, websites, promoting awareness of county junior events.

Ÿ         To link with the county coaches to ensure improving players are fed into relevant squads to further their development.


Performance measures


Ÿ         Contact all affiliated clubs for basic info (end July 06) and

Ÿ         Provide a summary and recommended actions (mid September 06)

Ÿ         To identify key priorities for action and measure the success of the girls road shows in June/July and also the junior clinics in October/November (mid September 06) [SET SOME TARGETS?]

Ÿ         To get more teams (how many?) into the Sussex junior league for 06/07 (target u-11s through mini squash programme) and also mini squash tournaments January 2007

Ÿ         To increase the number of junior players (how many?)coming forward for county selection, so that the county coaches/managers can ensure the boys county teams are represented at as many age groups as possible (October 2006) and re-establish a junior Girls County team for at least three age groups (October 2007)

Ÿ         To try and have active junior clubs across the core areas of the county. (Approx 8) April 2007