US Squash, the national governing body for the sport of squash, has listed the dates for its Junior Championship Tour.
The Junior Championship Tour (JCT) provides the opportunity to foster high-level of head-to-head competition in the rapidly growing junior squash scene. JCT events are the marquee tournaments on the US Squash junior calendar and are hosted at many of the top universities in the country including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. The geographic diversity of these tournaments encourages play throughout the United States, while allowing junior players to experience top competition at some of the finest squash venues in the country.
JCT events are open to all players, not only those who are aspiring to represent the U.S in international competition, however the JCT does also help determine the qualification of players for the U.S. Junior Teams competing each year at the World Junior Squash Championships as well as the developmental team event, the Ontario-American Challenge (Battle of the Border).
Events include the following:
11-09-2013 - 11-11-2013: Frank Millet Massachusetts Junior Championships (JCT) in Boston, MA
01-18-2014 - 01-20-2014: West Coast Junior Championships (JCT) in San Francisco, CA
02-15-2014 - 02-17-2014: Mid-Atlantic Junior Championships (JCT) in Baltimore, MD
The list of events is found at US Squash’s website, http://www.ussquash.com/junior/jct-junior-championship-tour/
About US Squash: US Squash is the national governing body and membership organization for the sport of squash in the United States. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in New York City, it is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, and also a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
US Squash’s mission is to enhance people’s health and well being by increasing participation in squash, to enrich the experiences of our members of all ages, and to build awareness of the sport, valuing excellence, professionalism and fiscal responsibility.
US Squash prioritizes the growth of squash as its overall goal. US Squash’s vision is for all people to have the opportunity to enhance their health and wellbeing through the sport of squash.
To achieve its vision, US Squash focuses on four key strategic priorities:
- Growing Membership
- Building Awareness
- Increasing Participation
- Strengthening Finances
The work of US Squash touches each aspect of the sport, from urban, junior and high school squash, college squash, accredited (sanctioned) tournaments and leagues, to professional squash, coach and referee certifications, national championships and national teams.
US Squash runs and invests in programs to grow participation in the sport at every level, and manages squash tournaments throughout the United States. US Squash owns and operates the U.S. Open and North American Open as well as all other United States National Championships, and also selects and manages the U.S. National Teams that compete internationally, and maintains the official ratings and rankings system for U.S. players.
In addition to this work, US Squash provides over $30,000 annually in value-in-kind support to the urban squash and education programs run by the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA). The Association also provides direct cash support in the form of matching grants to new programs, including urban, community, middle and high school that provide opportunities for juniors to play who otherwise would not have access to the sport.