By The Numbers January 2014: US Junior Open Edition

Elias and Sobhy Rise to the Top

By Jay Prince He picked up a squash racquet at the age of six after first playing tennis for a few years. He became hooked to the point of being determined to master his forehand and backhand. In no time, he began adding a top-spin backhand drop shot to his arsenal that so easily developed […]

Strength Training and the Young Athlete – Part II

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist Continuing on from last issue’s theme of strength training and the young athlete, let’s consider common questions including: what age to start; how much should they do and what structure should be followed; what exercises to include, etc? What age to start? Although there is essentially no […]

U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete Award

US SQUASH officially announced the recipients of the 2012-2013 US Squash Scholar Athlete Awards, given to high school student athletes who achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.5 in school and participated in at least four US Squash accredited events. US Squash recognized 248 scholar athletes who participated in the junior squash season during the […]

Squash Boasts Summer’s Most Improved Junior Rankings

Summer’s Most Improved Junior Rankings*

Strength Training for Juniors

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist A topic raising regular concerns and uncertainties for parents of young athletes is weight training. I am often approached by parents with questions or statements along the lines of: ‘I think my child needs to get stronger but have heard that strength training can be dangerous’; ‘Other […]

U.S. Juniors Roll in Ontario/American Challenge

A team of 24 United States juniors traveled to White Oaks, Niagra-on-the-lake, Ontario, in August to face-off against Ontario juniors in the Ontario-American Challenge. The U.S. commanded the tournament winning their fourth straight Ont-Am title. The U.S. team, consisting of twelve girls and twelve boys in the U13, U15, and U17 divisions, was coached by […]

American Junior Girls Repeat Silver Performance

By Chris McClintick The Hasta La Vista Squash Club was constructed in Wroclow, Poland, with eighteen international courts, including two all-glass surrounded by stadium seating, with one goal in mind: to host the most spectacular World Junior Championships to date. And a spectacle it was. Streamed live to a global audience, the 2013 edition of […]

From Urban Squash to the IOC

By Alexandra Boillot, director of placement at CitySquash In early September, while most high school seniors were getting ready to make their case to college admissions officers, Andreina Benedith was on her way to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to make a different sort of pitch to the International Olympic Committee. In July, Benedith learned that she […]