Maryna is the Head Coach of Centurion Junior Squash with their headquarters at Uitsig Squash Courts in Rooihuiskraal. She also coach at Midstream Primary College and Midstream Ridge courts . A total of 187 players involved with CJS on a weekly basis.
23 Different schools involved in Centurion Junior Squash with the youngest 5 years old and the oldest 18 years old.
As founder and Head coach of Centurion Junior Squash I would like to welcome you to our world of junior squash, where every player is important and where we strive for every player to feel that they belong.
I believe in and strive for success. I believe in order to be successful you need to walk the extra mile and think on your feet.
I believe in team work and have the utmost respect for everybody involved with Centurion Junior Squash that includes assistant junior coaches and colleagues. We support each other in a special way and are constantly learning from one another.
My motto in life has always been to live life to the fullest and to embrace life. With this I truly believe in our already known Centurion Junior Squash slogan “One step at a time” and convey that throughout all our coaching classes.
Success is non-negotiable and I know out of experience if players enjoy what they do then victory will follow.
My legacy I hope to leave for all juniors involved with Centurion Junior Squash is a love and a passion for the game of squash and to know even if I only participate I am already a winner.
“A strong woman believes that she`s strong enough to face her journey…but a woman of strength has faith that it is in this journey that she will become strong.”
ACHIEVEMENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS AS HEAD COACH OF CENTURION JUNIOR SQUASH:
2003: STARTED THE COMPANY – CENTURION JUNIOR SQUASH
ACTED AS ASSISTANT COACH IN THE TUKS TOTBALL PROGRAM FOR 5 YEARS
2005: ASSISTANT COACH IN A SQUASH WORKSHOP WITH NEIL HARVEY, TOP COACH FROM ENGLAND
2007: BECAME A REGISTERED LEVEL 1 COACH
2009: ATTENDED AND TOOK PART IN THE 9TH WORLD SQUASH COACHING & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG
2009: ACCOMPANIED A TUKS ELITE TRAINING GROUP WITH LIZ MACKENZIE TO AUSTRALIA; LEARNING FROM THE EXPERIENCE FROM WORLD CHAMPION SARAH FITZGERALD DURING OUR VISIT
ACCOMPANIED AND MANAGED 7 TEAMS TO INTER-PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS OVER THE PAST 14 YEARS.
ACCOMPANIED AND MANAGED MANY TEAMS TO COUNTRY SCHOOLS FESTIVALS OVER THE PAST 14 YEARS.
ACCOMPANIED AND MANAGED VARIOUS GROUPS PARTICIPATING IN TOURNAMENTS IN BLOEMFONTEIN, CAPE TOWN, PAARL, PORT ELIZABETH AND NAMIBIA OVER THE PAST YEARS.
2014: SELECTED BY SQUASH SA TO ATTEND AND TAKE PART IN THE WSF DEVELOPMENT & COACHING CONFERENCE IN KRAKOW, POLAND
2016: Accompanied and managed a team to America for a coaching clinic with Natalie Graingier at Chelsea Piers in Stamford Conneticut. Group then participated in the US Open in New Haven over the period 17 – 20 Dec 2016.
2017: INVOLVED with JEAN PIERRE BRITS AND CHRISTO POTGIETER TO PRESENT A COACHING CLINIC TOGETHER WITH KARIM GAWAD WORLD NO 1 AT UITSIG SQUASH COURTS.
2017: 50 players part of CJS receive their provincial colours – most provincial players since we started in 2003.