Coaching Journey

Back to My Roots

While planning my last visit north I hoped to find the time and a place to squeeze in a game of squash.

Squash in the Backstreets of India

Squash in the Backstreets of India

In any programme I make a point of learning about the kids I come into contact with as I watch them grow mentally, emotionally and socially. While volunteering for a non-profit in India, I was invited to visit several of the kids' homes. As I walked through the narrow lanes in the village of Attawa, kids would jump out of doorways saying, Ma'am my house you come.

Adventure in Melbourne - The Games Get Real

Adventure in Melbourne - The Games Get Real

With just four months of preparation the squash team joined forces with all the sporting delegates representing Trinidad and Tobago at the Commonwealth (CW) Games in Melbourne. All national teams convened at the airport which became a sea of red, white and black uniforms.

Sportingahead Making Choices

Sportingahead Making Choices

While making the final changes to my site before it went live I was looking for suitable venues to run squash coaching weekends in Spain. Granada seemed to tick all the boxes so I booked a place in temporary accommodation while exploring possibilities.

Preparing for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Preparing for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Given the success of the national coaching programme I returned to Trinidad to prepare the seniors for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

From Princeton to Trinidad & Tobago

From Princeton to Trinidad & Tobago

After coaching at Princeton camps during the summer of 2004 I was invited to apply for the 'Foreign Coach' position in Trinidad and Tobago. The combined roles of coaching the national teams, coach education and building a professional infra-structure for the general development of the sport was highly appealing. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to take on a role that encompassed everything I was interested in associated with coaching.

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Appreciation

Huge thanks and appreciation for René Schellbach's enthusiasm, guidance and hands-on contributions to this website

René Schellbach, Journalist & PR-Expert from Germany