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

National Juniors Produces New Generation of Champions; Stefanoni Matches Lorenzen’s Record as Siblings Shine

The first U.S. Junior Squash Championships held since March 2019 produced a new generation of champions with eight first-time winners, while Marina Stefanoni ended her junior career with a record-equalling fourth junior national title Sunday, November 21, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center and Merion Cricket Club in...

2020-2021 Scholar Athlete Award Recipients Announced

  US Squash has announced the 2020-2021 Scholar Athlete Award recipients--a class of 221 exceptional student athletes and fourteen four-year recipients. The US Squash Scholar Athlete program recognizes the hard work and commitment necessary for student athletes to maintain excellence both on the court and in the classroom. Students who earn...

Live Stream: 2021 U.S. Junior Squash Championships

The nation's top juniors descend on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center and Merion Cricket Club to contest the 2021 U.S. Junior Squash Championships, November 19-21, in Philadelphia. Follow U15, U17 and U19 live streaming from the Specter Center via the US Squash Youtube daily playlists below. Follow U13 and...

Updates to Vaccination Requirement for US Squash Accredited Competition

In response to the availability of the coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 and older, US Squash has updated its COVID-19 risk-mitigation guidelines and recommendations for accredited competition. As of January 14, 2022, full vaccination (fourteen days after the second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or after the first shot...

Updated COVID Protocols for Accredited Competition

In response to the current state of the coronavirus pandemic together with feedback from the community and learnings from the recent return to competition guidelines announced in August, US Squash has updated its COVID-19 risk-mitigation guidelines and recommendations for accredited competition. The changes are effective as of October 15, 2021....

College Squash Association and US Squash Host College Recruitment Forum

The College Squash Association and US Squash hosted a joint forum addressing the state of college squash and recruiting ahead of the 2021-2022 season Wednesday, September 8. The forum featured a panel of four college coaches and a Q&A session. Watch a full replay of the forum above. Panelists included...