Darien Squash, Inc. is a local organization dedicated to the growth and development of squash for young residents of Darien (kindergarten-12th grade).

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Please note that US Squash High School Nationals are scheduled to take place at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia from Feb. 25-27, 2022. This overlaps with the end of the DHS February school break. The top nine players on the boys and girls teams will need to be available as of the afternoon of Feb. 24, 2022 for this event. Please keep this in mind as you make travel plans! 

Itinerary

DARIEN BLUE WAVE SQUASH

US HIGH SCHOOL NATIONALS - FEBRUARY 25-27, 2022

TOURNAMENT WEBSITE: TBA

PLAYERS

The top nine players on the DHS Squash ladder are expected to play. Players 1-7 will be guaranteed matches, player 8-9 will be alternates in the event of illness or injury.


WHERE

Arlen Specter US Squash Center, Philadelphia, PA

Start time: Players to be available at venue by 8:00am on Friday, 2/25

End time: Players to be available until 6:00pm on Sunday, 2/27

The tournament schedule will be posted by US Squash, at that time we will know when each of our teams will have their first match.


TRANSPORTATION

All players will travel together as a team via bus from the DHS sports loop on Thursday, February 24 or Friday, February 25, depending on times of first matches. The bus driver will provide transportation to the hotel and to bring everyone home on Sunday, 2/27.

The hotel is easy walking distance to the Arlen Specter Center. 


HOTEL INFORMATION

Rooms have been reserved for our players at: 

The Study at University City

20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Ph: (215) 387-1400

The curfew for the players is 11:00pm. The players should be in their rooms no later than 11:00pm and should plan on getting a good night sleep for the long day of matches ahead. 

A limited number of rooms are also available under a Darien Squash room block for parents who wish to attend.  Please call asap to book a room as space is limited. 


MEALS

  • Breakfast – TBA
  • Lunch – Parent volunteers will secure lunch locally based on match schedules. 
  • Dinner – 
    • A group dinner for parents will be arranged for Saturday night (8pm) at a nearby restaurant. Details to follow.
  • There is also a cafe in the hotel for snacks, etc. 

LAUNDRY

Please bring extra uniform shirts/shorts/skirts if you have them. 


ATHLETE CO-PAY

 The cost per player is based on  transportation, accommodations, tournament fees and team meals. Payment will be available on schoolcashonline as soon as possible.

While meals are included, athletes may want to bring cash for snacks and incidentals.


DHS CONTACT LIST (Cell phones)

Chris Mitrano (Manager) 203.219.9120

Wick Clothier (Coach) 610.213.9672

Hugh Underhill (Coach) 203.561.1369

Thank you in advance to the Captain's moms for organizing snacks/water for the bus/travel and for our lunches. 

Parents, please remember to take pictures - action shots or non-action shots (video fine too)- and send them to lkoons@dariensquash.com

Finally, it is important to remember that we are the DHS Nationals team so we ride on the bus to Nationals together as a team, we cheer on each other as a team, and we take the bus home as a team... and we have Fun!

 

There are 4 required DHS Nationals Forms attached to this email which must be filled out 

 

  1. The Medical Form For Extended Field Trip Participation (Word File)

  2. Emergency Card and Permission Slip for Squash Trip (Word File)

  3. If Applicable - Prescription Medication Authorization Form (Word File)

  4. If Applicable - Non-Prescription Medication Authorization Form (Word File)

 

TBA- DHS Roster and Ladders FOR Week of ...

 

Girls Varsity and JV  
Varsity 7, 8 & 9 will also Play JV1, JV2, JV3
   
Varsity Junior Varsity
   
   
Boys Varsity and JV  
   
Varsity Junior Varsity