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Whitney Childs

Head of Saxe 7th/8th Grade Squash

COVID AND ILLNESS REMINDER

If you are quarantined, have a fever or otherwise not well,
please DO NOT COME TO SQUASH! 

Please let us know ASAP so we can adjust the lesson plans!
If you are not at school, you may not come to squash!


Welcome to the 2022-23 Saxe 7TH/8TH Grade Squash Season!

Registration is now open!
Click on each program title to register.

Winter Season
November 29 -January 25

Winter Session II
February 8 - March 24 




PRACTICE VENUE

THE COUNTRY CLUB OF
NEW CANAAN SQUASH COURTS

95 Country Club Road
New Canaan


Season Dates at a Glance

Evaluation Week - Required
November 15-18, T, W, F

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Season
November 29 - January 26
Nationals for the top 12 on the ladder January 27 -29

***

Winter Session II Post Season)
February 8 - March 24

 


REQUIRED: US Squash Registration & Referee Exam

REQUIRED TO PLAY:
US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Philadelphia, it is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Pan American Squash Federation and the World Squash Federation.

As a member of the 7th and 8th-grade squash team, you must:
1) Register (no fee) yourself on US Squash 
2) Register a parent on US Squash
3) Complete the Referee Exam* ($45)
*New to squash players will work toward this at practice.
Returning players will need to check their profile and see if they have aged up and need to take the next level referee exam.


Please Note: If you will be competing in US Squash Tournaments (highly recommended) OR if you will be going to Nationals, you will have to purchase a US Squash paid membership that will be valid through the last day of Nationals.

US Squash accredits and supports a calendar of junior tournaments throughout the country. Tournaments are structured into several levels, each designed to offer competitive opportunities for all ages and levels. 

US Squash Website - http://ussquash.org

Evaluation Week
Required to play
No Fee

November 15, 6:00-7:00
November 16, 6:25-7:15
November 18, 6:15-7:15

Country Club of New Canaan Squash Courts
95 Country Club Road

Winter Season

You will be assigned a team after evaluation week

Black Team
Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00
Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30
Fridays 4:30 - 5:30

November 29, 30
December 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21
January 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25
Fee: $950

Red Team
Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30
Fridays 3:30 - 4:30

November 29, 30
December 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21
January 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25
Fee: $950

Nationals January 27-29
Top 12 Players  are Required to Attend

 

Winter Session II (Post Season)


Wednesday & Friday
3:30-4:30 Beginner up to 2 Seasons of Play
4:30-5:30 Intermediate 2+ Seasons of Play


February 8,10,15
March 1,3,8,10,15,17,22,24
Fee: $465


 

 

US Squash Registration 
Required to play

As a member of the Saxe Middle School Squash Team, you must
 Register (no fee) yourself AND a parent on US Squash

If you will be competing in US Squash Tournaments (highly recommended) OR if you will be going to Nationals,
you will have to purchase a US Squash paid membership.

To Create an account on US Squash:

  • Sign up at www.ussquash.org  
  • Click on: “Join” at top of screen
  • Click on:  “Create Account” in the blue oval and follow steps
  • To add "home court" use Country Club of New Canaan
  • You can create an account on US Squash for free, however, if you are intending to play in US Squash tournaments, or are on a team going to Nationals, you must have a paid US squash membership. We encourage families to support squash in the United States by being a paid member of US Squash. 
  • Please follow prompts to create an account and you will receive a confirmation email.

 

US SQUASH REFEREE EXAM
Required for Returning Players

Link to take the Referee Exam:
 http://www.ussquash.com/officiate/referee-certification/#

Squash players are required to referee the match after theirs and therefore all players are required by US Squash and NC Squash to pass the age appropriate US Squash Referee Certification Test.  
TEST MUST BE PASSED BEFORE OR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON if you are a returning player.
Please check to see if you have aged up and need to take the next age level test.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO SQUASH, THIS WILL BE ADDRESSED IN PRACTICE AND NEW PLAYERS CAN TAKE THIS WHEN THEY ARE READY.

Spring Tournament Training
Optional


Whitney Childs

Head of Saxe 7th and 8th Grade Squash