Women's Squash Week
That's a wrap on the 2020 Women's Squash Ten Week Challenge! Thank you to our presenters for sharing their wealth of knowledge with us, and to all of you who joined in along the way. And a huge thank you to our Women and Girls in Squash Committee for their dedication to and organization of the events.
If you missed out on any of the great events, and want to catch up now, please scroll down for some great resources which were shared during the Ten Week Challenge.
Women's Squash Week (WSW) is a province-wide special event for girls and women to try the #1 healthiest sport in the world, and to encourage those who have taken a break to get back on court!
This year Squash BC is presenting a 10 week challenge to help females get mentally and physically prepared to return to court and playing squash! We hope you find the below Videos and Resources helpful to get you back on the court!
"Building a Safe and Welcoming Environment to Attract and Retain Females in Squash" Panel Discussion
Couldn't join us for this discussion? Not to worry! We've got you covered with a recording of the entire presentation! Join moderator Anna Kirbyson along with panelists Dara Sklar, Giselle Delgado, Sandy Reimer, and Tara Mullins as they explore how you can make your squash facility's environment more welcoming and supportive to women and girls - giving your facility the competitive advantage.
“How to Avoid Injury” Squash Physio Tips with Jamie Sonego
A proper warm up before getting on court is so important! A dynamic warm-up can help to improve your athletic performance and also prevent injury. The purpose of a dynamic warm up is to increase blood flow to the areas which will be working and to wake up the nervous system. It should mimic movements that you will use consistently throughout the course of your upcoming activity. In the videos, Jamie Sonego, a squash player and physiotherapist in Vancouver, demonstrates some examples of different dynamic movements to help warm up the hips, the thoracic spine (upper back), and shoulders prior to getting on court! They will help get you warmed up so you can get into those deep lunges! If you have any questions for Jamie feel free to contact her at [email protected]
Return to Squash (R2S) - Caitlin Hungerford
What are you enjoying most about being back on court following the COVID shutdown in March?
Return to Squash (R2S) - Tessa Breukels
How do you manage your squash time (e.g. small pod, household only, solo only) since returning to the court?
- 2020 Women's Squash Week Toolkit provides an overview of what this year's 10 Week Challenge will include
- Shift Your Mindset Workshop Presentation - from the November 3 workshop, presented by Natasha Doucas
- Shift Your Mindset Activity & Mood Journal, to track your physical activity and how it affects your mood
- Shift Your Mindset Guide to Train for a 5K Run is a 10 week program to get you ready to run 5km. It also contains some great stretches to round out your workout.