East Coast Squash Academy is focused on developing pathways from Start-up to Professional with the players moving through the squads and programs as their skills develop.Start-up Squads: Entry level squad providing a fun environment to develop a solid skills base for squash and developing player confidence on court. Will be a combination of racquet and non-racquet based games. Junior Development Squad: Targeting the talented players identified during the start-up squads aged 8 - 13 years. These children will build up to one squad session a week, one coaching lesson a week and a competition on a Saturday. They will participate in junior competition and enter Sydney based matrix competitions. Advanced Development: Is the next development for juniors from 13 to 20. These juniors do a Saturday squad, coaching session and a comp game once a week. An advanced junior developing player is competing at state championships, national championships and potentially international championships (pending standard).Elite Development: Is aimed at the top juniors looking to play professionally. This is an intensive program that covers all aspects of a player���s game and fitness management. It requires strong commitment from these players, who will be playing PSA and WSA tournaments during the year in addition to their East Coast Squash Academy program.Squash Camps and Clinics:Junior:Intensive 3 -5 day programs targeted at top juniors (both local and international) who want to step to the next level of competition. Programs will involve setting a skills and fitness baseline and then improving and measuring progress against the baseline.Adults:Intensive 2-3 day program targeted for players all standards (both local and international) who want to step to the next level of competition. Programs will involve setting a skills and fitness baseline and then improving and measuring progress against the baseline.Adult Coaching: While the future of the game rest with the juniors, East Coast Squash Academy also recognises that there is a strong market for adult coaching and conditioning and will provide a number of coaching services for competition players wishing to further develop their game.Vision:East Coast Squash Academy will introduce children to squash and provide the right environment for them to grow into elite players and the talented few into squash professionals; ultimately growing squash into a significant sport within Australia again. The East Coast Squash Academy provides squash coaching at all levels of the game from beginner through to professional players. Services provided include:-��� Individual and group coaching��� Squads��� Camps and ClinicsThe coaching programs offered by East Coast Squash Academy have been developed by squash professionals with strong international reputations. The Academy is looking to attract the top juniors to participate in the programs either via squash camps or to join the coaching squads, as well as growing its own juniors. The reputations of both Aaron Frankcomb and Michelle Martin mean that East Coast Squash Academy can position itself at the top end of the sports coaching market.The East Coast Squash Academy professional coaches are headed by former professional players Michelle Martin and Aaron Frankcomb; both have strong international networks and coaching reputations. Michelle is currently number 3 on the WSA All-time player list having previously held the world number 1 ranking for 44 months and is currently the Masters Women���s O45 World Champion. Aaron Frankcomb is a former World number 38 and has represented Australia both as a junior and more recently at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. In 2013 both Michelle and Aaron were the NSW Junior State team coaches for the Australian Junior Championships.
Did you know that Polo is the oldest team sport in existence,with the first matches being played in Persia over 2500 years ago!Polo is alive and well in Australia today, and it's not just for the rich and famous. Sydney Polo Club will open the gates to Peter and Rebecca Higgins��� exclusive, privately owned polo estate when it hosts it���s annual Polo Tournament, The Gold Cup on the 23rd of October, 2011 at Richmond NSW. The Sydney Polo Club is situated on the spectacular Hawkesbury River only 50 mins from Sydney CBD. Everyone is welcome to this fun and excitement packed family day. General admission is $10 per car or buy tickets to the VIP enclosure! Go to www.sydneypolo.com for full details. On tournament days white marquees grace the sidelines of The Celebrity field. The Gold Cup provides a unique and decidedly chic venue for meeting up with old friends and making new contacts. As a result of the partnerships we have built with car clubs from all over Australia, row upon row of vintage and classic cars line the fields.The Sydney Gold Cup provides something for the entire family, including jumping castles, face painting, balloons and more to ensure our younger polo fans enjoy the day as much as the adults.The Sydney Gold Cup day begins at 10.30am with the first of 3 finals being played on The Celebrity Field. Hundreds of horses arrive on semi-trailers, and the sidelines are a hive of activity as horse grooms and players make the final preparations for the game. Horses are brushed, tacked up and look immaculate in readiness for the game, and the air is heavy with anticipation. No other sport in the world unites fine sportsmanship with the prestige, glamour and incomparable excitement of polo. Please come and join us, experience the mastery and skill of the world's fastest ball sport. Relax with friends and family under the trees and enjoy being part of this unique event.RegardsRebecca
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The Mindset Of A Champion Blog is for serious athletes who want the winner's edge to think, perform and win like a Champion. Authored by Dr Marc Dussault, renowned and self-confessed squash addict, this is a rare glimpse into what it takes to be a champion.As a Silver Medallist at the 2009 Australian Masters Games, Marc has 'placed' in 3 of the 6 tournaments he's competed in including reaching a 'Top 50 world ranking' at the 2008 World Masters Championships. Not bad for someone who learnt to play squash less than 10 years ago.This blog has a definite squash orientation, but is of interest to any serious athlete who is mesmerised and intrigued by the nuances of human psychology. Concepts like 'deliberate practice', 'reverse salients' and 'positive deviance' are revealed and dissected with unabashed humour and wit.As a mature athlete, many blog posts focus on injury prevention, quick recovery and other strategies to sustain and extend your athletic career.This is a personal indulgence filled with passionate discourses and in-depth discussions that are sure to evoke a reaction and commentary from this growing community of athletes and super-achievers!
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