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Team 2020 Project Kicks Off

Team 2020 Project Kicks Off

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 Team 2020 project kicks off

With an influx of new enthusiastic players, some of whom are even young; the club has decided to launch a project with the aim of getting a group of players up to team standard by the start of the 2020/21 season. For some time the club has struggled at the top end of the scale of players with really only 2 or 3 capable of competing at first string and even then really only in the lower reaches of the Herts league. This project is designed to boost players up to be capable of competing at around strings 3 and 4 in this timescale and perhaps higher in the longer term.

Squash comprises four elements, tactical, technical, mental and physical and the easiest to tackle in the shortest time is physical. With that in mind those wishing to join the programme were asked to complete a Beep Test and reach level 6. Those who failed could apply later and receive support to get fitter to pass at a later date.

As part of that programme every Sunday morning at 10:30 existing team members join prospective team members to take part in practice sessions designed to improve their skills and tactics. The sessions are open to LDSC members who have passed level 6 of the Beep Test They are run as squad sessions, usually with three per court and involve a variety of closed drills, such as boast and drive, to more open drills which lasts about an hour followed by a bolt-on fitness session, normally lasting about 20 minutes. To be clear these are not coaching sessions, rather focused practice sessions. Members of the squad are encouraged to work together outside these sessions in addition to organising their own coaching and fitness regimes

Eight players in all passed the beep test and 5 of those joined coaches Paul Main and Sean Davies in what will become regular Sunday morning practice and fitness sessions.

Contact Paul Main if you are interested in getting involved.

The picture shows left to right: Bonar, Tim, Tony, Karl, Sanjay and Sean. Check out the sweat patches!


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