We support pupils through every stage of their squash journey and commitment to additional learning.
We encourage them to aspire and strive to achieve their full sporting and academic potential. We show them how to play squash with good sportsmanship and ensure they learn valuable life and organisational skills.
We broaden the school’s sporting curriculum, showing Squash to be a viable and sustainable sports option. We pair club and school and upskill school staff by showing them to teach and structure an engaging Squash lesson.
|3.00-3.30||Children take public transportation or walk to their squash club accompanied by a school teacher and volunteers|
|3.30-4.15||½ of children receive a coached workout / squash lesson|
½ of children receive tutoring in Maths and English and homework help
|4.15-5.00||Children swap groups|
|5.00-5.15||Children receive a nutritious meal|
|5.15-5.45||Children are returned by bus back to school where they are picked up by their parents|
Children aged 5 years old and upwards can enjoy playing and research has proven that racket sports improve children’s sociability, motor skills, eyesight and health.
Squash is not weather dependent, has no age, gender bias, size or physical strength limitations and participation is inexpensive. Typical class sizes are easily accommodated and groups are comfortable to manage, all playing together at the same time in an enclosed location. It is physically and intellectually demanding, lending itself well to inclusion as a school sport.
Rallies begin quickly, allowing the children to experience immediate success and become instantly engaged.
Pupils play for the entire duration, a contrast to traditional PE sports, which are dominated by the more talented individuals and a lack of prior experience means that every child starts at the same level.
Beyond childhood, Squash has enormous health and social benefits and benefits mental well-being
The result is that mainstream sports are perpetuated and pupils’ sporting experience at school is narrow which reduces the chances that a child will find a sport they connect with.
Squash Squared is committed to breaking this cycle and demonstrates via the School Partnership Programme that squash works very well in the school environment.
Our schools’ programme resolves the drawbacks that typically discount squash as a consideration for school sport and demonstrates Squash to be a workable and popular choice amongst pupils.
Equipment is supplied and school staff do not require any knowledge of the game. Our coaches informally show teachers how to frame and deliver a grass roots squash lesson to build their on-court confidence and develop a culture of squash within the school.
Squash Squared provides a new, sustainable improvement to the sporting curriculum, allowing schools to differentiate themselves via their sporting provision and provides an effective and transparent way to use the Pupil Premium, PE and sport premium and Catch-up premium.
These families live all over the country, not just in deprived areas and so Squash Squared takes a broad approach when selecting the locations in which we choose to run our programmes.
We do not want to limit our services solely to children from families who face extreme disadvantage. They are an important part of those that we want support but so too are the children from families who often struggle to make ends meet and for whom the expense of pursing their child’s sporting interest may just be too difficult financially.
Equal ratios of boys and girls are given weekly extracurricular academic support by the teachers from their school, those who know and understand them best. Over time, areas of the curriculum in which they find challenging are consolidated, building class room confidence, increasing resilience to learning and raising levels of attainment.
Our clubs have active junior sections, with good coaching programmes in place, delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches.
We ensure that the transition for children who want to become members is simple and without cost. Liaising with parents and carers, our coaches facilitate the membership process ensuring the child joins a group suitable for their age and ability.
Squash Squared continues to support each child on their squash journey by making available a development fund that covers future coaching costs.