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

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...

US Squash Celebrates Record Class of Scholar Athlete Awardees

  US Squash has announced the 2019-2020 Scholar Athlete Award recipients--a record class of 391 exceptional student athletes. The class of 391 recipients marks an increase of more than 100 from last year's class of 289 recipients. 202 recipients earned the award for the first time, and a remarkable group of...

US Squash Provides Return to Play and Competition Update

As Labor Day marks the transition into fall, squash facilities around the U.S. continue to reopen to limited types of play. Concurrently, US Squash is working with representatives from across the community to plan for a gradual return to competition over the coming months in a phased approach. The US...

US Squash to Release Enhancements to Ratings Algorithm

US Squash has announced that it will incorporate enhancements into its player rating algorithm this month. Already among the leading rating algorithms in any sport worldwide, the changes will further improve the accuracy of player ratings, and better balance the relative ratings between constituent groups. Ratings will also become...

US Squash and CSA Address College Recruitment Process With Two Round Table Discussions

US Squash and the College Squash Association (CSA) hosted two round table discussions addressing the college recruitment process on August 27 and September 2. The discussions featured panels of college coaches and administrators in hopes of providing players and parents with the most up to date information on the recruitment...