About Junior Squash

US Squash’s junior programming offers opportunities for children of all backgrounds to learn to play squash, have fun, and develop both their athletic and squash abilities at a pace that suits their individual needs and preferences.

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Junior squash includes all squash activities for players who are under the age of nineteen. There is a tremendous amount of programming and opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to start playing or otherwise participate at hundreds of facilities across the United States.

Promoting an active lifestyle for children is incredibly important for general health, and participating in organized youth sport, such as squash, is proven to have many long lasting, positive benefits on the all-around development of a child. Among the documented benefits are:

  • Physical Health: improved motor skills and coordination, promotes active lifestyle, improved physical fitness, reduced rates of obesity, builds healthy habits which carry over into adulthood.
  • Mental Health: improved concentration, increases confidence and self-esteem, reduced rates of anxiety and depression.
  • Educational Pursuits: improved academic achievement, higher likelihood of attending and graduating college
  • Life Skills: teaches discipline and dedication, time management, work ethic, managing difficult situations.
  • Social Skills: offers structured activities, provides opportunity to meet new people.

Return to Competition
Where allowed by government and facility regulations, US Squash will accredit play in local and regional junior tournaments with the results posting to player profiles and impacting their US Squash rating. Facilities and regions may also run accredited league play, including box leagues, team leagues and ladders, all of which will also impact ratings.

The most up-to-date information on the return of accredited competition is available here:    Return to Competition

 

Junior Squash Resources

Starting as a Junior

Recreational

Competitive

Rules & Policies

Junior Rankings

Junior Tournaments

Scholastic Team Squash

Preparing for College

Junior National Team

Awards

Sportsmanship Fund

Parent Corner

2020-2021 Scholar Athlete Award Criteria Released

US Squash has announced the eligibility criteria for the 2020-2021 Scholar Athlete Award. The US Squash Scholar Athlete program recognizes the hard work and commitment necessary for junior players to maintain excellence both on the court and in the classroom. This award celebrates those who embody the values that...

US Squash Hosts Virtual Junior Squash Forum

US Squash hosted a virtual forum for the junior squash community Tuesday, December 1. The session featured updates regarding the current state of play and competition, and explained the process US Squash will undertake over the coming months in coordination with the community to plan for the resumption of national...

Understanding Ratings-Based Junior Rankings

In October, US Squash resumed junior rankings after the suspension of the system in March of 2020. The new rankings are now based on a player’s US Squash player rating, replacing, on an interim basis, the previous points-based ranking system. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to localized youth sports guidelines...

2020-2021 U.S. Championships Schedule Update

US Squash has continued to monitor the current state of the pandemic, and the organization’s highest priority remains the protection of the health and well-being of our participants, their families and communities. To this end, US Squash is suspending the scheduling of any planned dates for U.S. Championships for...

US Squash Announces Phased Resumption of Accredited Competition

Accredited US Squash competitions will open for registration over the coming weeks in coordination with the community and local facilities. The phased resumption of competitive play prioritizes safety and fairness, and will continue to evolve with changes in local, state and federal guidelines and based on feedback from the...

US Squash and CSA Partner on College Squash Recruiting Showcases: Registration Now Available

US Squash and the College Squash Association (CSA) have announced a series of one day regional College Squash Recruiting Showcases – the first of their kind – to be held across the country in October and November. These events, run and organized by local facilities, will provide the opportunity...