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National Center Project Unanimously Greenlighted by US Squash Board

National Center Project Unanimously Greenlighted by US Squash Board

The US Squash Board unanimously expressed its full support behind the National Center project, which would include eighteen singles and two doubles courts. [...]

July 27, 2017 Squash Media Adult, Club Locker, Coaches and Pros, Development, Doubles, Give, Hall of Fame, International, Juniors, News, Officiating, Organize, Participate, Team USA, Urban, Women 0

Portland Community Squash Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

Portland Community Squash Cuts Ribbon to New Facility

Portland Community Squash cut the ribbon to its new facility Wednesday, ceremonially opening the doors to the first public squash facility of its kind. [...]

February 3, 2017 Squash Media Adult, Club Locker, Coaches and Pros, News, Officiating, Participate 2

US Squash Pilots Officiating Support with College Squash

US Squash Pilots Officiating Support with College Squash

A US Squash pilot program in support of officiating for college started recently. Offered to all top 10 ranked men’s and women’s teams, the pilot gives teams the option to have dual matches officiated by impartial, US Squash certified officials. The initiative launched during two recent St. Lawrence University men’s home matches—against Yale University on [...]

February 3, 2017 Squash Media College, News, Officiating 0

2014-2015 Junior Guideline and Ranking System Changes

2014-2015 Junior Guideline and Ranking System Changes

The Junior Guidelines have been restructured and can be viewed by clicking here. The updated structure to the guidelines is designed to help players, parents, and coaches more easily find needed information and fully understand the rules and regulations governing the junior competitive structure. Several changes and additions to the guidelines have also been put [...]

September 8, 2014 Squash Media Coaches and Pros, Juniors, News, Officiating 0

In-Club Officiating Requirement Timelines Adjusted

In-Club Officiating Requirement Timelines Adjusted

In response to feedback from the junior squash community, US Squash is adjusting the timelines surrounding the requirement of attending in-club officiating clinics for junior players. All players planning to participate in the 2014 U.S. Junior Championships (Closed), the 2014 U.S. Junior Silver Championships, or the 2014 U.S. Junior Bronze Championships no longer have to [...]

January 15, 2014 Squash Media Juniors, News, Officiating, Organize 0

Top Seeds Sabrina Sobhy and Heba El Torky to Contest Liberty Bell Open Final

Top Seeds Sabrina Sobhy and Heba El Torky to Contest Liberty Bell Open Final

Sabrina Sobhy continued her momentum through Saturday’s quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Liberty Bell Open 2014 securing a place in Sunday’s final as she seeks her second career WSA title. The seventeen-year-old American first topped Mexican eight seed and world No. 96 Diana Garcia in a quick quarterfinal, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7. Sobhy next faced [...]

January 12, 2014 Squash Media News, Officiating, PSA/WSA, Women 0

US SQUASH Releases New Online Club-level Referee Exams

US SQUASH Releases New Online Club-level Referee Exams

US SQUASH released its new online Club-level Referee Exams in a continued push to enhance officiating programming and improve knowledge of the rules and sportsmanship. Additionally, in-club officiating clinics have been in full swing across the country since November with more coming onto the calendar weekly. Four new exams—Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Full [...]

January 9, 2014 Squash Media Juniors, News, Officiating 0

In-Club Officiating Clinics Rolling Out This Fall

In-Club Officiating Clinics Rolling Out This Fall

In support of the integrated campaign to improve officiating and sportsmanship, US Squash is introducing in-club officiating clinics, free to all US Squash members beginning this fall. Officiating clinics will be offered at selected clubs and tournaments across the country beginning in November and will be delivered by U.S. National Referees, US Squash staff or [...]

October 31, 2013 Squash Media Juniors, News, Officiating, Participate 0

Referee Certification Level Requirements Overhauled

Referee Certification Level Requirements Overhauled

Continuing on an integrated campaign to improve officiating and sportsmanship, the US Squash Referee Certification requirements for all levels, from Club to National Referee, are now revised to follow a competency and age-based model. [...]

October 31, 2013 Squash Media Juniors, News, Officiating, Participate 0

Code of Conduct posted at accredited tournaments

Code of Conduct posted at accredited tournaments

For all accredited tournaments, Tournament Directors must post both the Player Code of Conduct and the Parents, Coaches, and Attendees Code of Conduct throughout the duration of their event.  By posting this information in various locations around the tournament venue, all parties become more familiar with rules and expectations outlined in the Code of Conduct [...]

September 11, 2013 Squash Media Juniors, Officiating, Organize 0

Referee exam required for junior ranking

Referee exam required for junior ranking

As previously communicated to the Junior Squash Community on July 26th, 2013, US Squash will require that all players pass the online club level referee exam by August 5th, 2013 in order to maintain a current national ranking. This is part of the overall initiative to develop better educated and confident players and referees. If [...]

August 6, 2013 Squash Media Juniors, News, Officiating 0

Officiating program rollout anticipated

Officiating program rollout anticipated

A little more than a year ago, US Squash introduced high level plans for an officiating initiative to develop better educated, more highly trained, confident players and referees. The components of the program under consideration were introductory referee clinics taught in clubs nationally, enhanced online referee training and educational resources, and a mentoring program. A task [...]

March 5, 2013 Squash Media Coaches and Pros, News, Officiating, Organize 0

US Squash embarking on broad 2013 initiatives to improve squash experience

US Squash embarking on broad 2013 initiatives to improve squash experience

US Squash has announced a range of new initiatives that will be rolled out in the new year to further support and advance the squash experience in the United States. [...]

December 13, 2012 U.S. Squash Coaches and Pros, From the CEO, News, Officiating, Organize 0

Behavior modification

Behavior modification

Boorish behavior, including excessive celebrations, taunting and histrionics directed towards opponents, fans and officials, is pervasive in today’s sporting landscape. [...]

December 1, 2011 Kevin Klipstein From the CEO, Officiating 0

Squash 101: back to basics

Squash 101: back to basics

By Kevin Klipstein, CEO of US Squash “I got totally robbed” is a common post match refrain often heard from players lamenting calls that didn’t go their way. Whether the match was officiated or self-reffed, inevitably there are situations where the players disagree on what the correct call should have been. In squash, there is [...]

February 1, 2011 Kevin Klipstein From the CEO, Officiating 0