US SQUASH

US Squash Academy

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The US Squash Academy serves as an elite performance academy for Team USA in an effort to continue the recent progress in the world standings. The third annual US Squash Academy will take place July 15-27 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

The approach to the Academy is multi-layered, combining several major components of US Squash’s rapidly evolving elite development programs and bringing them together. These components include the Elite Athlete Program (EAP), prospective EAP athletes—primarily U.S. players competing in collegiate squash, the top junior prospects nationally across age divisions and the Junior Team USA players.

The Academy is under the direction of US Squash Senior Director of National Teams, Rich Wade and The Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach Paul Assaiante. Day-to-day operations are overseen by and Gilly Lane, Associate Head Coach at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of US Squash’s most successful athletes having attended UPenn as a student-athlete represented Team USA at multiple major events, trained in both the U.S. and the Netherlands as a professional player and achieved a world ranking of 49.

The U11 and U13 age groups will take place from July 15-20, 2018.

The U15 and U17 age groups will take place from July 22-27, 2018.

For more information please email rich.wade@ussquash.com.

Age Divisions: A total of 6 players are invited in each of the boys and girls divisions in the U11 and U13 in the first week and then the U15 and U17 in the second week, bringing together 24 players total for each squad week.

Qualification:

July 15-20, 2018 – U11 & U13 age divisions:

A. The top 6 ranked players—ranked in the top thirty—in their age division as of the January 17, 2018 Rankings Calculation—the rankings run immediately after the Mid-Atlantic JCT—will receive invitations for the US Squash Academy.

B. If one of the top 6 players is unable to participate, the next ranked player from the January 17, 2018 Rankings Calculation will be invited to the event.

C. Players must be age eligible as of March 18, 2018 (the final day of the U.S. Junior Squash Championships) in order to participate in the US Squash Academy.

D. All participants must be current U.S. Citizens.

July 22-27, 2018 – U15 & U17 age divisions:

A. The top 6 ranked players in their age division as of the January 17, 2018 Rankings Calculation—the rankings run immediately after the Mid-Atlantic JCT—will receive invitations for the US Squash Academy.

B. If one of the top 6 players is unable to participate, the next ranked player from the January 17, 2018 Rankings Calculation will be invited to the event.

C. Players must be age eligible as of July 27, 2018 (the last day of the US Squash Academy) in order to participate in the US Squash Academy.

D. All participants must be current U.S. Citizens.