2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships U.S. Championship


Tournament Dates: 02/02/2018 - 02/04/2018 Philadelphia Cricket Club (Directions)
415 W. Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Facility Phone: 215-247-6001
Contact (click name to email): US Squash: tournaments@ussquash.com
Contact Phone: N/A

Divisions: Check Starting Times




Notes:

Tournament Hotline: (646) 507-5224

 
COACH INFORMATION SHEET
 
The coach information sheet is now available and provides details on policies and procedures for the tournament. Please go to the "Recent News" tab to view this document. US Squash encourages all coaches to review this information in advance of the tournament. 
 
Play order can be found here
 
1.26.18 – Final Seeding Groups and Start Times

Final divisions, seeding groups, and start times are now available for the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships!
 
More information will be available by 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, January 30, when online draws are released.
 
Please click below to see a team's final divisions and seeding groups:
 
2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships - Final Seeding

In order to view individual team start times, please click the "Starting Times" link at the top of the page.

 

1.25.18 Amended Division Venue Assignments

Due to the addition of a venue and teams from the waitlist the division assignments have been slightly adjusted. Please check the venue for your division in case it has changed. Please also check the Venue tab for details of venues including address and dress code.

Division Venue Assignments
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Boys I PCC PCC PCC
Boys II EA EA EA
Boys III WPC GCC & WPC GCC & WPC
Boys IV WPC Berwyn Berwyn
Boys V SCH-Cherokee SCH-Cherokee SCH-Cherokee
Boys VI SCH-WG SCH-WG SCH-WG
Boys VII WPC WPC WPC
     
Girls I PCC PCC PCC
Girls II Berwyn EA & Berwyn EA
Girls III GCC GCC & WPC GCC &WPC
Girls IV SCH-Willow Grove SCH-Willow Grove SCH-Willow Grove
Girls V Berwyn EA EA

 

 

1.23.18 - Preliminary Seeding 3 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final. There will be three rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and team start times on Friday, January 26, 2018 by 9:00pm EST.
 
The third petition period is now open and will close promptly at 1:00pm EST on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Feedback will only be accepted through the online Seeding Petition Form 3 - 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 any team has been assigned. In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.    
 
2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 3
 
Preliminary Seeding 3 Petition Form - link removed

 

1.16.18 - Preliminary Seeding 2 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final. There will be three rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Friday, January 26, 2018 by 9:00pm EST.
 
The second petition period is now open and will close promptly at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 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 any team has been assigned. In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.    
 
2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 2
 
Preliminary Seeding 2 Petition Form - link removed

 

1.9.18 - Preliminary Seeding 1 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final. There will be three rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Friday, January 26, 2018 by 9:00pm EST.
 
The first petition period is now open and will close promptly at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, January 11, 2018. 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 any team has been assigned. In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.    
 
 
Preliminary Seeding 1 Petition Form - link removed
 
 
1.5.18 - Venue Assignments
 
Please see below for the venue assignments for the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. Division start times will be announced once the seeding process is completed on Friday, January 26, 2018.  
 
Division Venue Assignments
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Boys I PCC PCC PCC
Boys II EA EA EA
Boys III WPC GCC & WPC GCC & WPC
Boys IV WPC GCC & WPC GCC & WPC
Boys V PCC PSC PSC
Boys VI PSC  Berwyn Berwyn
Boys VII GCC WPC WPC
Girls I PCC PCC PCC
Girls II Berwyn EA EA
Girls III GCC GCC & WPC GCC & WPC
Girls IV PSC PSC PSC
Girls V EA EA & Berwyn EA & Berwyn
 
 
1.5.18 - Preliminary League Standings & Petition Information
 
Please click below to view Preliminary League Standings for the 2018 U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. If you would like to give your comments on the current league standings, we encourage you to visit the petition form listed below. As a reminder, each version of the preliminary seeding is not final.
 
This petition period is from now until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 7, 2018. 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.
 
2018 U.S. High School Team Squash Championships - Preliminary League Standings

Preliminary League Standings Petition Form - link removed
 
 
1.3.18 – Cut List Now Available
 
The registration deadline has passed and the cut list has been created for the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. Because there were more than 180 teams that registered prior to the entry deadline, 5 teams have been placed on a waitlist. Per the tournament size cap policy previously announced in November, waitlist order has been determined by the time of entry for teams that did not make the cut. Additionally, any team that registered after the registration deadline has been placed on the waitlist, in order of entry time, behind all teams that registered prior to the entry deadline.
 
The official waitlist order for the tournament is:
  1. Greenwich Academy JV (Girls’)
  2. Brunswick School Varsity C (Boys’)
  3. Rye Country Day School (Girls’)
  4. Rumson Fair Haven Squash (Boys’)
  5. Hackley NYL (Boys’)
  6. Hackley NYL (Girls')
  7. Salisbury School (Boys')
  8. Needham High School (Boys')
  9. Kent School (Boys')
  10. Kent School (Girls')
  11. Princeton Day School (Boys')
  12. Millbrook School (Boys')
 
1.1.18 - Seeding Call Information
The Seeding Conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2. While US Squash encourages coaches and team representatives to join the call if available, it is not required. On the call, we will discuss the methodology of how this year’s seeding process will work. Important call details are below:
 
Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00pm EST
Call in Number: 267-930-4000
Pin: 877 045 023
 
 
11.15.17 - Registration Instructions
In order to sign up a team for the tournament, follow the below steps:
 
Step 1: Set up your team in a US Squash league
  • All leagues have been set up in the US Squash system, so any team that played last year should have a team listing.
    • If you need to create a team, do not have the ability to edit your team, or have any other issues, please email tournaments@ussquash.com
Step 2: Enter Team Roster
  • Find your league on the US Squash Leagues page.
    • All will be listed in the 'High School Leagues' category.
  • Select division
  • Select team from list
  • Click on 'Manage Roster' in the upper left corner of the screen
  • Use search field to find players
Note - In order to register a team for the tournament, a minimum of seven (7) players with current US Squash memberships must be listed on the roster.
 
Step 3: Register Team for Tournament
  • Go to the tournament information page and click 'Sign Up'
  • Use the dropdown menu to:
    • Select your league
    • Select your division
    • Select your team
  • Select division of play in the tournament
    • Co-ed teams should sign up for the 'Boys' Division'
  • Enter team contact person, email, and phone number
  • Submit payment
 
11.2.17 - Online Registration Update
Online registration will open at 12:00pm, noon EST on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
 
 
11.2.17 - Tournament Size Cap
 
Due to the continued growth of the High School Championships, a maximum of 180 teams will be allowed entry in order to ensure the event can be completed within the scheduled three days of competition. Based on numbers from prior years, it is likely that all teams will be granted entry into the event; however, should registrations exceed the 180 team cap, the following criteria (listed in order of priority) will be used to determine entry:  
 
  • Varsity/A/First team from each school per gender
  • JV/B/Second team from each school per gender
  • C/Third team from each school per gender
 
Note - within each category, the order will be determined by time of entry. For example, if there are 182 teams registered, the two C/third teams who registered last will be placed on the waitlist. Additionally, any team, regardless of level, that registers after the registration deadline will be placed on a waitlist, in order of entry time, below all teams that register prior to the deadline.
Tournament Schedule:
Friday, February 2, 2018: All players should be available starting at 8:00am.
Sunday, February 4, 2018: All players should be available until 6:00pm.
Note: US Squash will aim to start as late as possible on Friday, but due to court constraints, we may need to begin matches as early as 8:00am.
 
 
Key Tournament Timelines    
Venue Assignments Released Friday, January 5, 2018 9:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, January 26, 2018 9:00pm
Online Draws available Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:00pm
 
 
 
On-Site Tournament Registration:
Tournament registration will open 1 hour before the first scheduled match times for each venue.
 
SUMMARY:
Seeding Information Conference Call - 1/2/18 - 1:00pm EST
Preliminary League Standings – 1/5/17 - available by 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #1, followed by petition - available by 1/9/18 - available by 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #2, followed by petition - available by 1/16/18 - available by 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #3, followed by petition - available by 1/23/18 - available by 9:00pm EST
Final Divisions/Seeding Groups - available by 1/26/18 - available by 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 2, 2018, at 1:00pm EST. We encourage all coaches and representatives to participate. Call information will be sent to all registered teams.
 
Preliminary League Standings: will be available on Friday, January 5, 2018 by 9:00pm EST. There will be a petition period following this to allow coaches and representatives to provide evidence as to why their standing should change.
 
Preliminary Seeding #1: will be available on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by 9:00pm EST. There will be a petition period following this for coaches and representatives.
 
Preliminary Seeding #2: will be available on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 9:00pm EST. There will be a petition period following the release of this information for coaches and representatives.
 
Preliminary Seeding #3: will be available on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 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 26, 2018 by 9:00pm EST.
 
Head-to-Head Results: only the top seven (7) 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 21, 2018 will not have an impact on Tournament Seeding.
Entry Information:
$700 per team - Early Entry Fee (received before Monday, December 4, 2017 at 12:00pm, NOON EST)
$750 per team - Regular Entry Fee (received before Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 12:00pm, NOON EST)
$825 per team - Late Entry Fee* (received after Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 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:
  • Teams must have their schedules entered into the US Squash system by the regular entry deadline or the team will be removed and refunded from the High School Championships.
  • All teams must have a minimum of 7 players with current US Squash memberships on their roster at the time of entry.
  • No refunds will be provided after the regular registration deadline. Note that any 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 on-site 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 on the “schedule” tab.
  • A maximum of 180 teams will be allowed entry in order to ensure the event can be completed within the scheduled three days of competition. Based on numbers from prior years, it is likely that all teams will be granted entry into the event; however, should registrations exceed the 180 team cap, the following criteria (listed in order of priority) will be used to determine entry: 
    • Varsity/A/First team from each school per gender
    • JV/B/Second team from each school per gender
    • C/Third team from each school per gender
Note - within each category, the order will be determined by time of entry. For example, if there are 182 teams registered, the two C/third teams who registered last will be placed on the waitlist. Additionally, any team, regardless of level, that registers after the registration deadline will be placed on a waitlist, in order of entry time, below all teams that register prior to the deadline.
 
How to Register a Team:
Step 1: Set up your team in a US Squash league
  • All leagues have been set up in the US Squash system, so any team that played last year should have a team listing.
    • If you need to create a team, do not have the ability to edit your team, or have any other issues, please email tournaments@ussquash.com
Step 2: Enter Team Roster
  • Find your league on the US Squash Leagues page.
    • All will be listed in the 'High School Leagues' category.
  • Select division
  • Select team from list
  • Click on 'Manage Roster' in the upper left corner of the screen
  • Use search field to find players

Note - In order to register a team for the tournament, a minimum of seven (7) players with current US Squash memberships must be listed on the roster.

Step 3: Register Team for Tournament

  • Go to the tournament information page and click 'Sign Up'
  • Use the dropdown menu to:
    • Select your league
    • Select your division
    • Select your team
  • Select division of play in the tournament
    • Co-ed teams should sign up for the 'Boys' Division'
  • Enter team contact person, email, and phone number
  • Submit payment

 
 
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 (link coming soon)
  • If next to your team under “STATUS” it says “Complete”, then your registration is complete.
  • If next to your team under “STATUS” it says “Incomplete”, then your registration is still missing either your matches scheduled in the US Squash software or your full roster.
2017 - 2018 Eligibility Criteria for Entering a Team:
-          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 in a US Squash SSP accredited league.
-          Each team must have a minimum seven (7) players on their roster in order to compete.  Matches are played with seven players from each roster.
-          Teams must enter results in the US Squash software against at minimum of 4 different opponents by January 21, 2018. Play against a team’s own school (i.e. School A Varsity v. School A JV) does not count towards the required number of opponents.
o   If a school is interested in bringing multiple teams to the High School Championships (i.e. School X Varsity and School X JV), all teams must adhere to the above policies.
o   Teams without results entered by the regular registration deadline will be removed from the tournament and refunded their entry fee less the processing fee
-          In circumstances where a school is geographically isolated from other schools and unable to participate in 4 matches before the regular registration deadline, US Squash may provide an exception to waive the minimum match policy. Schools that believe they fit into this category must contact US Squash at tournaments@ussquash.com and ask for an exception before the regular registration deadline.
-          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.

  Address Dress Code Parking Locker Room Practice Courts
EA

1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square,PA 19073

  Athletic Centre or lower middle school lots No locker room availabl No
Berwyn

625 Cassatt Rd, Berwyn, PA 19312

  Club Parking Lot Yes - available No
GCC

411 Manheim Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Team Uniform or White clothing Club Parking Lot. Any busews must drop off at ttop of driveway and park around the corner.  Yes available - code required for women's No
WPC 3000 School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144   Parking is limited at the courts. Teams should plan to be dropped off at the courts and team buses will be directed to alternative parking options. limited locker room space No
PCC 415 W. Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Team Uniform or White clothing Street Parking or Parking in the neighboouring church on Friday and Saturday. There will be an attendant on site to direct you to the parking areas. Code required for womens. Please respect members who will also be using the locker rooms No
SCH-Willow Grove

500 W. Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

Campus Map - click here

  Street parking No locker room availabl No
SCH - Cherokee

Druim Moir Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118

Campus Map - click here

  Parking lots No locker room availabl No

 

Please note that no outside food is allowed at PCC. PCC does have a cafe area with many healthy food options for sale.

 

 

Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club
625 Cassatt Road
Berwyn, PA 19312

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The Squash Club at Episcopal Academy
1785 Bishop White Drive
Newtown Square, PA 19073

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Germantown Cricket Club
411 Manheim Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Philadelphia Cricket Club
415 W. Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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SCH - Willow Grove
500 W Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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SCH - Cherokee Campus
Druim Moir Lane,
Philadelphia PA 19118

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William Penn Charter School
3000 School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Fairfield Inn Philadelphia - Valley Forge/King of Prussia
258 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 337-0700

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Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King of Prussia
260 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-7500

 

Embassy Suites
888 Chesterbrook Blvd
Wayne, PA 19087

610-407-7190