2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships U.S. Championship


Tournament Dates: 01/27/17 - 01/29/17
Ranking Season: 2016-2017
Yale University (Directions)
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT
Facility Phone:
Contact (click name to email): US Squash: tournaments@ussquash.com
Contact Phone: 212.268.4090

Divisions: Check Starting Times




Notes:

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.

1.20.17 – Final Seeding Groups

Final divisions and seeding groups are now available for the 2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships!
 
Please click below to see a team's final divisions and seeding groups:
 
Final Divisions and Seeding Groups

 

1.20.2017 Division Start Times Now Available

NOTE: These times are the earliest matches that will take place in a Division.

More information will be available by 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, January 25, when full draws will be available online.

 

Division Start Time
   
Boys I Fri 6:30pm
Boys II Fri 3:30pm
Boys III Fri 2:00pm
   
Girls I Fri 5:00pm
Girls II Sat 11:00am

 

 

1.16.17 - Preliminary Seeding 2 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding 2 for the 2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final. There will be two rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Friday, January 20, 2017 by 9:00pm EST.

The second petition period is now open and will close promptly at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Feedback will only be accepted through the online Seeding Petition Form 2 - emails or phone calls will not be accepted. Coaches and team organizers may use the petition form to both challenge and affirm the division and seeding that a team has been assigned. In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.    

2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 2

Preliminary Seeding 2 Petition Form - link removed

 

1.12.17 - Preliminary Seeding 1 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final. There will be two rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Friday, January 20, 2017 by 9:00pm EST.

The first petition period is now open and will close promptly at 11:59pm EST on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Feedback will only be accepted through the online Seeding Petition Form 1 - emails or phone calls will not be accepted. Coaches and team organizers may use the petition form to both challenge and affirm the division and seeding that a team has been assigned. In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.    

2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 1

Preliminary Seeding 1 Petition Form - link removed

 

1.10.17 - DRAFT LEAGUE STANDINGS & PETITION INFORMATION

Please click below to view Draft League Standings for the 2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships. If you would like to give your comments on the seeding, we encourage you to visit the petition form listed below. As a reminder, each version of the preliminary and draft seeding is not final.

This petition period is from now until 12:00pm, NOON EST on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The only feedback on draft league standings that will be accepted will be via the online link - we will not accept any emails or phone calls. Please state the division you are petitioning, the teams, and evidence as to why there should be a change (past match results, etc.). Note that even if a petition has been filed, the US Squash seeding committee makes all final judgements on seeding for this event and your request may not be fulfilled.

2017 U.S. Middle School Team Squash Championships - Draft League Standings

Draft League Standings Petition Form - link removed

Tournament Schedule:
Friday, January 27, 2017: All players should be available starting at 10:00am.
Sunday, January 29, 2017: All players should be available until 4:00pm.
 
On-Site Tournament Registration:
Tournament registration will open 1 hour before the first scheduled match times.
 
SUMMARY:
Seeding Information Conference Call - 1/10/17 - 1:00pm EST
Draft League Standings, followed by petition – available by 1/10/17 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #1, followed by petition - available by 1/12/17 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #2, followed by petition - available by 1/16/17 - 9:00pm EST
Final Divisions/Seeding - available by 1/20/17 - 9:00pm EST

Division/Seeding Process & Timeline:
Seeding Conference Call: To go over the methodology of how this year's seeding process will work, we will have an informational conference call on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 1:00pm EST. We encourage all coaches and representatives to participate. Call information will be sent to all registered teams.
 
Draft League Standings: will be available on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by 9:00pm EST.  There will be a petition period following this to allow coaches and representatives to provide evidence as to why their ranking should change.
 
Preliminary Seeding #1: will be released on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by 9:00pm EST. There will be a petition period following the release of this information for coaches and representatives.
 
Preliminary Seeding #2: will be available on Monday, January 16, 2017 by 9:00pm EST. There will be a petition period following the release of this information for coaches and representatives.
 
Final Divisions/Seeding: will be released on Friday, January 20, 2017 by 9:00pm EST.
 
Head-to-Head Results: Only the top five (5) positions in a head-to-head school match that have been recorded in the US Squash system will be factored into tournament seeding. The head-to-head school match result will stand as is, regardless of strength of lineup, injuries, or sickness. Any results after Sunday, January 10, 2016 will not have an impact on Tournament Seeding.

Entry Information:
$500 per team - Early Entry Fee (received before Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00pm, NOON EST)
$575 per team - Regular Entry Fee (received before Monday, January 9, 2017, 12:00pm, NOON EST)
$700 per team - Late Entry Fee* (received after Monday, January 9, 2017, 12:00pm, NOON EST)
 
*Please note that late registrations are not guaranteed entry into the tournament and will only be granted entry at the discretion of US Squash.
 
Entries must be submitted online with a credit card – No faxes or paper entry forms will be accepted.
 
If you have any questions, please email tournaments@ussquash.com with your team name and request.
 
 
Entry Policies:
-          All rosters must be submitted to US Squash by the early or regular entry deadlines in order to qualify for the early or regular entry fees, respectively. An additional $50 per day late fee will be charged to any school that has not submitted its full roster and all forms by the regular entry deadline.
-          No refunds will be provided after the regular registration deadline. A refund before the registration deadline is subject to a $20 non-refundable processing fee.
-          Final order of play does not need to be submitted until onsite registration at the event.
-          Teams can sign up for either the Boys’ or Girls’ division. For specific division assignments, please see the division/seeding process & timeline listed in the “schedule” tab.
-          If you require a receipt, or have any other questions, please email tournaments@ussquash.com with your team name and request.
 
 
How to Register a Team:
ROSTER MANAGEMENT: Add your roster by following these steps (Note: you must be listed as the team captain and must be logged into your account).
  1. Click the following link to find your division for the Middle School Championships: click here.
  2. Click on your division.
  3. Click on your team.
  4. Click “Manage Roster.”
  5. Search for your players by using their name (last name, first name) or US Squash number.
  6. Add each player to your roster:
    • if you cannot find a player in our system, click on the “Membership” tab across the top of the screen then click on the ORANGE “Create Fee Online Account” and fill out the necessary information.
    • When entering players, the roster does not need to be in order of strength (final order of strength is due when checking in on site at the event).
 
CHECK YOUR STATUS: Click on the following link to verify that US Squash has received all of the necessary materials for your team for the event by clicking here: click here.
  1. If next to your team under “STATUS” it says “Complete”, then your registration is complete
  2. If next to your team under “STATUS” it says “Incomplete”, then your registration is still missing either your payment or your full roster
2016 - 2017 Middle School Championships Eligibility Criteria:
-          All participants must be current US Squash members through the last day of the tournament.
-          All participants are required to have taken and passed the online referee exam before the start of the tournament.
-          All participants must be currently enrolled and attending classes for the school they will represent. Teams comprised of players from multiple schools may compete if their school district and individual schools sanction the team as having varsity status and that team competes together in a US Squash SSP accredited league.
-          All participants must be enrolled in 8th grade or below in order to be eligible to participate.
-          Each team must have a minimum five (5) players on their roster. Emerging teams in their first year participating in the Middle School Championships may include participants from multiple schools within the same school district. Emerging teams are designed for entry-level competition and will likely not be eligible to participate in Division 1; all final decisions on eligibility are at the discretion of US Squash. All teams interested in qualifying as an emerging team must submit their request for approval via email to tournaments@ussquash.com with information about their players and what schools they are currently attending.
-          Team and player participation in the tournament is ultimately at the discretion of US Squash.
 
 
Accreditation
-          This tournament is accredited by US Squash.
-          All US Squash Accredited Tournaments must abide by the policies outlined here.
 
 
Code of Conduct
-          All Players, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators must abide by the US Squash Code of Conduct.
-          All Players, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators should review the Rules of the Road for tips and tricks on how to manage common scenarios that may occur at tournaments.
 
 
Protective Eyewear
-          All players and attendees must comply with the US Squash Eyewear Policy, which requires that eyewear meet ASTM-F803 standards at all times during accredited play.