The number of accredited tournaments and leagues has increased significantly over the last few years. Tournament Directors and League Administrators can find resources with US Squash to help build and more efficiently manage the services in their club.
Working with the Teaching Professional Advisory Council, US Squash has developed guidelines and policies to help monitor and maintain accredited tournaments. Please review the following guidelines, policies, and available services below before accrediting your tournament.
Please review all policies required by accredited singles tournaments by clicking the link below:
Note that there are different requirements for Junior Bronze, Silver, Gold, JCT, and National Championship Tournaments compared to Adult/Open Tournaments. Please review applicable guidelines for your tournament below.
By becoming an accredited US Squash tournament, tournament directors have access to the online US Squash software and full-time support from the US Squash staff. Please click below for more information about the benefits of accrediting your event.
Available for tournaments is an online entry registration system that saves a tremendous amount of time and energy for Tournament Directors. Please click for more information on the system and how to set it up with US Squash for your tournament.
Before submitting a request to post a tournament on the US Squash Accredited Tournament Calendar, Tournament Directors should review accreditation fees, timelines, contacts, and schedules. Only current US Squash Member Clubs can host accredited tournaments and more information on how to become a US Squash Member Club is available here.
US Squash is now taking requests for tournaments from September 2016 – May 2017:
The deadline to submit a tournament request is 11:59pm on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Once all proposals have been submitted, US Squash will work with Regional Coordinators to evaluate each request. US Squash aims to spread events equally across different eligible facilities in each region. Please note that in order to maintain the integrity of the rankings system, US Squash needs to limit the overall number of tournaments within each region, which means that not all submitted requests will be approved.
Please see the below document which lists National Championship dates, holiday dates, and testing dates. This document should be used to avoid conflicts where ever possible.
The approved Junior June 2016 – August 2016 Calendar is available now by clicking below:
Tournament Directors for approved tournaments can now submit online accreditation forms for their dates under the “Getting your tournament on the US Squash Calendar” tab. After submitting the online form, please allow two weeks for the event to be posted to the national tournaments schedule.
For all tournaments using Stripe online registration, please follow the link below. Please be advised that no manual registrations can be added for events utilizing the Stripe system; all entries must be submitted through Stripe online registration. Tournaments using manual entry forms can also be submitted via the link below and the paper form should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted.
In order for US Squash to support accredited tournaments and continue to develop current and future programming, fees are applied to all US Squash Accredited Tournaments. Please see below to review the applicable fees and timelines for your tournament.
Several times throughout the year, Tournament Directors will be asked to submit accreditation requests for either the season (September – May) or summer months (June – August). It is the Tournament Director’s responsibility for submitting accreditation requests during these periods.
US Squash and Regional Coordinators use these requests to help create a national calendar that does not conflict with the national championship calendar and that maintains the integrity of the ranking system while ensuring regional fairness with regards to who receives what level of tournaments from year to year.
Please reach out to your Regional Coordinator as you start to prepare your tournament scheduling for the upcoming seasons.
Please note that tournaments are not guaranteed to receive accreditation on the same date or the same status for each season. Tournament Directors must apply for and are expected to be flexible with event dates. US Squash will monitor and control the scheduling of tournaments regionally and nationally to benefit the members and some tournaments may be asked to shift dates from those requested in an application to provide all Tournament Directors with the best promotional opportunities.
Connecticut – Joey Ramos and Steve Scharff – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Atlantic – Peter Heffernan and David Keating – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest – Neal Tew – email@example.com
New England – Tom Poor – firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey – US Squash – email@example.com
New York – Mike Callaway and Ben Oliner – MCallaway@lifetimefitness.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania – Ron Koening – email@example.com
Southeast – US Squash – firstname.lastname@example.org
West Coast – Renato Paiva- email@example.com
Managing a Squash Tournament is a complex and sometimes difficult process. However, with the right set of tools and support from US Squash, this process can also be fun! Please see the information below for a general overview of what goes into a tournament, entry management, draw creation assistance, give feedback to US Squash, and how to report incidents that occur at your accredited tournament.
It is recommended that Tournament Directors read through the following brief Tournament Guide for either Junior or Open/Adult tournaments:
Players may withdraw from or change divisions from these tournaments by accessing either their player profiles or from the entrants list on the tournament information page.
In order to submit a Withdraw or Division Change Request, a player must be logged into their account and then select “Change Request” next to their upcoming tournament. Players will have the option of selecting “Request Change Division” or to “Request Withdraw/Refund.” Sending a request will not automatically push a request through; any Withdraw and Divisions Change Request must be approved by the Tournament Director.
Players must read through the policies surrounding withdraws and refunds before they are able to submit the request. After a request has been made, a Tournament Director can review pending requests and may either approve or deny the request based on US Squash Policies. Player requests will all be time stamped and Tournament Directors will automatically know if a player will receive a rankings penalty, qualify for a refund, or can switch divisions.
Tournament Directors should use the following Draw Creation Worksheets to create accredited draw types for their tournament.
In an effort to improve all aspects of managing tournaments with support from US Squash, we want to ask what improvements can be made current programming. Please visit the link below to submit suggestions that would fix issues, make the software easier to use, or provide general recommendations to US Squash.
If a player, parent, coach, or member observes a violation of a US Squash Policy, Guideline, Code of Conduct or Rule during a US Squash accredited event, he or she is encouraged to report it to the Tournament or Event Director (if applicable) or US Squash staff member if available. Tournament or Event Directors will then take appropriate action at that time, and in addition may in their discretion complete and file an Incident Report with US Squash. Please click below for more information and how to submit an Incident Report form.
Club Locker is a mobile friendly end-to-end squash solution for players, pros, and fans. From your first steps on court to your fiercest competitions we’ve got the tools to push you forward and keep you current.
Find a match with those closest to your rating, sign up for strength building classes and activities, and book that private lesson to hone your game then enter friendly, league, and tournament matches in seconds and get a rating to connect with the largest and most active network of squash players in the world.
Please see below for a list of features and the technology recommended to use the software at your next event!
Club Locker allows players access refereeing software that will instantaneously update and broadcast live match scores across the internet. Anyone can live score a game, and this can be used for accredited play, including friendly matches, competitive tournaments, and league play!
A Live Scoreboard provides updates to anyone with an internet enabled device or computer at www.clublocker.com. Users can log in and watch their friends and family compete whether they are at the court watching them or on the other side of the world!
Check your court status and watch the tournament unfold before your eyes.
Keep track of team matches on multiple courts all on one easily accessible screen
Internet Enabled Devices
Any basic internet enable device can access Club Locker to view scores or live score current matches. US Squash recommends Apple iPod Touch or iPads for their ease of use, compatibility with Apple TV, and relatively low price. Look for refurbished models if cost is of a concern. Facilities need generally one device per court, but for extensive tournament use, backup devices are also recommended.
http://store.apple.com/us (starting at $149 each and up)
It is recommended to use televisions or monitors that are a minimum diagonal of 32”. LCD or LED televisions are now inexpensive and available from many retailers online and in stores.
www.amazon.com (roughly $200 and up)
Apple TV or other screen sharing system
Any screen sharing system will work to display either the referee app for each court, or the overall scoreboard or tournament schedule. Depending on your internet enabled devices, different systems may be needed and it is recommended to review each system’s requirements before making a final decision on the type of hardware to purchase.
http://store.apple.com/us (roughly $69 each)
Strong Wireless Connection
All of this technology is depended on a strong wireless signal with plenty of internet bandwidth. Basic home internet connections (~3 megabytes upload/download) are not sufficient for facilities with many simultaneous connections (computers, devices, guests at the facility, etc.). Private networks are encouraged to dedicate enough bandwidth to ensure a seamless experience with the live scoring.
Club Locker is available as a benefit to all member clubs and accredited play, and no additional fees are required!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions with the setup of your facility.
Please see below for additional resources that may be of assistance for your tournament.
If you need any additional support or have any questions about running a tournament, please contact us at email@example.com or call us in the office at 212.268.4090.