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 complete an in-club officiating clinic prior to the registration deadline. However, all players planning to compete in any of these championships still must complete the new age-appropriate online club-level referee exam by February 25, 2014.
Since November, more than 300 players have attended clinics. The clinics are an integral piece of US Squash’s initiative to improve officiating and sportsmanship at all events. The shift to a later date requirement is designed to continue this momentum while still allowing players to fulfill their busy academic and extracurricular schedules.
Juniors will be required to complete an in-club clinic by November 4, 2014 in order to remain in the rankings. Clinics are currently being hosted across the country with new dates added to the schedule frequently. Additional clinics will be confirmed shortly at JCT, U.S. Championship, Gold and Silver tournaments, as well as at clubs and high schools. Click here for the list of currently scheduled in-club clinic dates.