The inaugural Deerfield Summer Elite Squad was held June 30 – July 3 involving 41 top National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) junior players in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
The camp was co-hosted on 16 courts by Deerfield Academy and Eaglebrook School.
“It was wonderful to see how hard all the students trained and how well they all got along with each other, ” said Tim Wyant, director of NUSEA.
“We look forward to growing the squad at Deerfield and creating similar squads at other high schools and colleges.”
The 6th-11th grade players were selected based on ability, work ethic and attitude, representing ten out of thirteen NUSEA programs.
Camp staff included Co-directors Ryan Thompson, Director of Squash at SquashBusters (Boston, MA), and Edguardo Gonzalez, graduate of Hobart and CitySquash (Bronx, NY), who were assisted by staff members from Racquet Up Detroit, Access Youth Academy (San Diego, CA), and college students who graduated from CitySquash, Squash Haven (New Haven, CT), StreetSquash (Harlem, NY) and SquashBusters.
US Squash provides direct funding to NUSEA programs, contributing over $30, 000 annually in value-in-kind support. High achieving participants in NUSEA programs are also able to benefit from the North American Open/Greenwich Open Scholarship Fund which provides funding for urban squash scholastic scholarships.
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