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Thursday, Ocotber 22, Practice Cancelled

 

Fall 2020 Darien Junior Squash Club (K-12th grade)
 
 

GUIDELINES FOR THIS SEASON

  • Our season begins this Friday 9/4, runs for 10 weeks, and ends on Friday 11/13. 
  • We are a club team, so we do NOT follow the district school calendar for holidays and closings.
DARIEN SQUASH GEAR STORE
  • The Darien Squash Gear Store closes tomorrow, October 4th, at midnight.  Now is the time to place your order for holiday gifts and order gear for the winter season.  If you need to buy more whites, you can purchase them through our store, at Gut Reaction in Darien, or through the Ox Ridge Pro Shop. Place your order at https://dariensquashgear2020.itemorder.com (takes 2-3 weeks).
iMASK INFORMATION
  • This fall masks and goggles are required on court, and it’s almost guaranteed that players of all levels and all ages will be required to were masks during the winter season (Dec-Feb).  Wearing masks may cause your goggles to haze or fog.  If you are experiencing this, we encourage you to purchase an iMask. The iMask+ WSD Mid Length Face Shield product has been designed for the specific needs of Squash Players.  The slightly shorter visor allows for freedom of movement while still protecting the face area. This protective barrier can help in the fight against COVID-19, and also provide impact resistance to protect your face from ball or racquet strike.  The iMask comes in adult and junior sizes (11% smaller for 7-10 year olds), and can be worn over Rx glasses.  You can learn more about the iMask (WSD Mid Length Face Shield) at https://www.imaskusa.com/
COACHING
  • Wick Clothier is the primary coach for Darien Squash and the current Darien High School Varsity Team Coach.  Wick works with our youngest players, and grooms them in preparation for our middle school team, high school team, and tournament play.  If you have questions about your child's progress, their practice format, and their court assignments, please email Will and Wick at 
ORDER YOUR TEAM SHIRT
  • A team shirt is included in your registration. The store is closed and shirts will arrive early to mid October.
  • Our fall uniform shirts are at Ox Ridge and are available for pick-up starting Monday.  If you registered late, your shirt may not be in this order.  A big thanks to Tatiana Eades for picking-up the shirts for us.  Due to COVID-19, team managers are not attending practices to hand-out shirts.  So, if you have questions about locating your shirt, please email Coach Wick at .
SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE LESSONS
  • Two 45-minute private lessons are included in your registration
  • We encourage new players to schedule their lessons at the start of the season, so that Wick can work with them on their technique
  • Lessons expire on June 30, 2021
  • Email Coach Will and Coach Wick at   to schedule your two lessons
COVID PROTOCOLS
  • Enter the clubhouse through the member’s entrance, the side door closest to the stables 
  • Wear your mask when in the clubhouse and when not on court
  • Coach and staff will take attendance for contact tracing
  • Arrive in your squash clothes, and be ready to play
  • Drop your bag in the designated are outside your court
  • As of Septmber 21, masks are required when on court
  • Bring your own equipment: mask, towel, goggles, racquet, and filled water bottles  
  • At this time there is no access to water foundations, showers, lockers, or towels
  • At this time parents, siblings and spectators are not allowed in the clubhouse
CLUBHOUSE RULES
  • Speed limit on the property is 10 MPH, please drive slowly
  • Please do not approach the barn and horses
  • Please be careful when you see a rider on a horse, as not to spook the horse
  • Players are not allowed in the fitness area (on the second floor)
  • Players are not allowed in the dining room (on the first floor)
DRESS CODE & EQUIPMENT
  • Players must wear all white, shirt and shorts (colored socks and sneakers are okay)
  • Bring non-marking sneakers, squash goggles, squash racquet, towel, water bottle, and mask
  • Wear street shoes into the clubhouse, and change into squash sneakers before getting on court
  • Stop by the Ox Ridge Pro Shop to purchase squash whites, racquets, sneakers, goggles, etc.
  • Learn more at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=111264&org=dariensquash.com
CODE OF CONDUCT
  • The Codes of Conduct exist to elevate and maintain the high standard of sportsmanship in squash competition. They have been developed to maintain enjoyment and safety at accredited events, and are aligned with US Squash values of fairness, sportsmanship, and respect.
  • Read more at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=110341&org=dariensquash.com

RULES OF SQUASH

  • This ABBREVIATED VERSION of the World Singles Squash Rules is to help players to understand the basics. All players should read the complete Rules. The Rule numbers in brackets in each heading refer to the full Rules. This amendment is effective from 1st April 2009.
  • Read more at https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=72745&org=dariensquash.com

MARKING & REFEREEING
US SQUASH ACCOUNT
CLUB MATCHES & MATCH PLAY
  • On October 1 we will evaluate opportunities for competitive play
COMMUNICATION
Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We are here to share our love of the sport, and to support you and your child in learning how to play squash.
 
  • Manager - Rebecca Ashcraft, 
  • Manager - Kevin Davis, 
  • Manager - Tim Hesselsweet, 
  • Manager - Katie Van Duyne, 
  • Coach - Wick Clothier, 
  • Coach, Head ProWill Newnham, 

OX RIDGE JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP & PROGRAMS

  • Stop by the front desk and talk to Judy if you are interested in learning more about Ox Ridge Club
  • Junior Racquets Membership $150 /month with a 3-month commitment, and includes unlimited access to squash courts, member pricing for all squash programs, access to fitness facility for juniors 16+ years old, and access to dining options

 

 

2020-2021 Darien High School Blue Wave Team (9th-12th grade)

 

Boy's Captains: Will Morgan, Thomas Ostberg, Michael Dolcetti

Girl's Captains: Kenzie O'Shea, Sophie Napolitano, Kate Wolters

Orientation and information session: November 1 @ 7pm. DHS cafeteria

Captain's Practices: November 2020

Team Tryouts: December 2020 (to be confirmed)

Winter Season: December 2020 - February 2021

U.S. High School Championships ("Nationals"): February 19-21, 2021 at Arlen Specter US Squash Center

 

2020-2021 Darien Middle School Team (6th-8th grade)

 

Winter Season: December 2020 - February 2021

U.S. Middle School Championships ("Nationals"): February 5-7, 2021 at Arlen Specter US Squash Center

 

2020-2021 Darien Elementary School Team (k-5th grade)
 

Winter Season: December 2020 - February 2021