As running a tournament involves a great deal of coordination and management, U.S. Squash provides a Tournament Director Certification Program to those hosting tournaments.
Tournament Directors intending to host Gold Level Junior Tournaments starting anytime from September 1st, 2013 must complete, or have one of their lead staff members complete, the U.S. Squash Tournament Director Certification Program. Participants receive a training support package provided by U.S. Squash that includes allotted travel, meal, and wage support, accommodation and a uniform (see specific details below).
Upcoming Event Opportunities:
9/21/13 – 9/23/13 – Connecticut Junior Championships (JCT), New Haven, CT
10/12/13 – 10/14/13 – Pennsylvania Junior Championships (JCT), Philadelphia, PA
11/9/13 – 11/11/13 – Massachusetts Junior Championships (JCT), Boston, MA
12/14/13 – 12/17/13 – USJRO, New Haven, CT
1/31/14 – 2/2/14 – Middle School Team Championships, New Haven, CT
2/7/14 – 2/9/14 – High School Team Championships, TBD
2/15/14 – 2/17/14 – Mid-Atlantic Junior Championships (JCT), Baltimore, MD
3/7/14 – 3/9/14 – U.S. Masters Championships, TBD
3/14/14 – 3/16/14 – U.S. Junior Squash Championships (Closed), Princeton, NJ
4/11/14 – 4/13/14 – U.S. Junior Silver Squash Championships, Philadelphia, PA
4/25/14 – 4/27/14 – U.S. Junior Bronze Squash Championships, TBD
By completing the Tournament Director Certification program, and confirming that the Certified Tournament Director will be present at the Gold Event, the associated facility will be eligible to apply for accreditation (sanctioning) for a Gold Level Tournament in the upcoming season starting on 9/1/2013.
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com.
• Training in recommended practices for running accredited (sanctioned) events
• Full comprehension of all the tools, resources, and services available from U.S. Squash
• Understanding and implementation of all policies and guidelines for accredited (sanctioned) events
• An opportunity to ask questions to U.S. Squash staff and train in a well supported environment
• Improved standard of events for players and parents via certification
• Instruction on setting up venues, tournament desk operations, staffing strategies, court monitoring, draw updating, court scheduling, and creating a refereeing plan
• Useful conversational tools for parents, coaches, and players in dealing with stressful situations
• Full explanations of draw types, from feed-in draws to round robins
• Any additional requested information
1. Select a date under the ‘Upcoming Event Opportunities’ above.
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with THREE dates/events you would be available for. Note that reserving your spot for an event is on a first-come-first-serve basis and there are a finite number of positions for each event.
3. You will hear back regarding your proposed dates/events with further details and logistics within 1-2 weeks after submitting your request.
• Travel Reimbursement of up to $250, meal reimbursement up to $40 a day
• Hourly wages of $15 per hour, working throughout the entire tournament
• Accommodation and Staff Uniform provided
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Binney, Chris (Connecticut)
Burke, John (Connecticut)
Callaway, Michael (New York)
Cassey, Bryan (Pennsylvania)
Clearkin, Kim (West Coast)
Geisser, Dan (New York)
Heffernan, Peter (Mid-Atlantic)
Keating, David (Mid-Atlantic)
Kenney, Liam (Connecticut
Mendez, William (New England)
Poor, Morgan (New England)
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Spahr, Chris (New England)
Whittaker, Doug (Pennsylvania)
Xaba, Busani (West Coast)
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