Essentials for Schools
OzSquash uses a ‘learning through play’ philosophy to develop basic squash specific skills and concepts as well as other important physical and cognitive skills via fun games. Many activities within the program are adapted from the ‘Playing for Life’ approach where the major emphasis is on maximum participation, high levels of activity in a fun, inclusive and safe environment using activities that are easily changed, modified or adapted.
OzSquash consists of four or five ACHPER approved 45 minute to one hour lessons that can easily be conducted by a local squash coach, a teacher, or a combination of the two, as part of the school curriculum.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
OzSquash offers a range of packages to suit the needs of your school and to help students develop the skills and confidence of Squash in a fun, safe environment. The packages are based on the national OzSquash experience outlined below.
External Coach Delivered - These packages provide the full OzSquash experience with an OzSquash accredited coach.
Teacher Delivered - These packages provide a flexible affordable experience that supports teachers to deliver OzSquash for the first time or the experienced.
Inflatable Squash Court - Let us bring the squash court to you! In some States and Territories, an inflatable squash court can be organised to be brought to your school so that students can experience OzSquash on a court. Please contact your local State/Territory contact for more information.
All packages include:
- Free access to our online portal (usually $99)
- OzSquash learning package which comes complete with lesson plans
- Opportunity to complete a short 15 minute quiz to gain Squash Australia OzSquash coach recognition
- Opportunity to purchase our OzSquash equipment kit
Registered school contacts can login to their Sporting Schools account to access the Booking System and view all the packages available in more detail. You can also visit the Sporting Schools Help Centre for further information.
CAN TEACHERS DELIVER?
Yes, teachers can deliver OzSquash in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.
You will need to:
EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES
Get your school ready to play Squash with an OzSquash equipment kit. Both the Basic and Premium equipment kits are durable and versatile in continuing to develop physical literacy and life skills in schools.
The Basic kit is valued at $150 plus freight and includes:
- 20 paddles
- 20 balls
The Premium kit is valued at $399 plus freight and includes:
- One bag
- 20 racquets
- 20 balls
- Eight corner markers
- One roll of line marking tape
In some States/Territories, an inflatable squash court can be brought to your school as part of the externally delivered OzSquash program. It provides a great way to engage students in a fun and active program. For more information, please contact your State/Territory contact or for WA:
Regional WA – Mike Cornish – 0413 197 986
Metro WA – Tim Cowell – 0416 245 811
Contact: Meredith Hodson
Phone: 0416 633 195