England Development is focused on providing world class support and development opportunities for our leading talent. Our aim is to continue to feed and develop the pool of players from which we select to represent England at World and European Junior Team and Individual events whilst equipping them for life on the PSA World Tour. Squads are ability based bringing together the best players in the country on a regular basis providing on court, and off court support whilst delivering a wider support mechanism to ensure players long term personal development.
What does the programme consist of?
5 x weekend training dates.
3 x representation opportunities: WSF World Junior Individual & Team Championships, ESF European U19 Individual & Team Championships and ESF European Under 15/17 Team Championships.
Selection Criteria and Dates
Selection is headed up by England Development Head Coach, Chris Ryder. He is supported by Talent Pathway Lead, Josh Taylor and the wider national coaching team.
Squad selection is fluid throughout the season ensuring all players have the opportunity to achieve selection and preventing date of birth bias as to where players peak due to maturity in the season. Selections are either CORE or ROTATIONAL. Core spaces are offered at the start of the season, (or during the season should a player continually demonstrate the required criteria) and are guaranteed for all squads that season. Rotational spaces are selected on a squad-by-squad basis, approximately four weeks prior to the squad. England Squash reserves the right to remove selection should a player fail to demonstrate the required expectations.
For further detail regarding our squad selection criteria please click here
For further detail regarding our Junior Team England selection policy for representation events please click here
To discuss England Development squads please email Josh Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org.