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Walt Whitman At US High School Championships

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Make History

 

Whitman has the chance to send a team to the US High School Team Championship tournament for the first time.

In order to enter, we must have 7 committed players by November 15th.

Are you in?

The Event: US High School Team Squash Championships

February 10 to 12, 2017 in Hartford CT

Whitman + teams from around the country

 

 Logistics: Miss two days of school (1/9 and 1/10)

Travel up on Thursday, Feb 9; back on Sunday Feb 12

Matches start Friday Feb 10; end Sunday Feb 12th

2 nights in local hotel

Travel by bus or carpool

Coach and parent supervision

Cost: Approximately $300 per player

Good news – We have a good chance of reducing this fee substantially through a grant, but must have player commitments by November 15 to apply for funding.

May also be reduced through fundraising.

Questions: Coach Connie Barnes conniesquash@gmail.com

Captain Harry Dodwell hmdodwell@gmail.com

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Now Offering Video Analysis

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Video Assessment Analysis –  We provide squash assessments utilizing the professional motion analysis software. With the cooperative efforts between our PT staff and our elite level squash coaches on site, we have the ability to clearly and effectively walk you through a video analysis of your desired stroke/strokes, allowing coach and client to closely analyze any inefficiency in technique. A dual view of your pre-correction and post-correction video will provide you with biomechanical insight, which will be used to compare noticeable improvement in technique and form.

Along with improving performance, we also use this assessment as a preventative and corrective measure in regards to injury. The more efficient your technique, the less you prone you are to sport related injury. This could potentially alleviate any existing injury or discomfort due to squash play.

For more information or questions please contact Connie Barnes.

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Squash Empower Informational Evening

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Learn all about the resurgence of SquashEmpower Urban Youth program and partnering with DCPS

SquashEmpower Wine Tasting and Appetizer Informational Evening.

An invitation to an event. SquashEmpower (our charitable affiliate) is partnering with DCPS schools. A recent meeting with the Deputy Mayor’s office to ask for assistance to bring squash and academic tuition to at risk youth at one school turned in to her asking if we can provide our services to ALL DCPS schools. This is a mammoth undertaking and I am currently working with 40 assistants and 13 working groups to move this forward

November 7, 2015
6 – 8.30pm

Alban Towers: Grand Salon
3700 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
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www.squashempower.org

Please RSVP Conniebarnes@squashempower.org

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Thanksgiving & Winter Break Camps

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These are designed as an early and mid season intensive squash experience for juniors at all levels who are intent on improving their game. Camp highlights – Technical and tactical analysis, physical conditioning, game analysis, small group instruction and video analysis including report with recommendations for training.

Coaches – Jim Masland, Rod Barnes, Connie Barnes

Thanksgiving dates:

– November 27, 28, & 29

Winter break dates:

-December 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, & 31,
-Jan 1

2 sessions each day:
– 10am – 12:30pm and 2pm- 4:30pm

Please register here.

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You’re Invited!

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An invitation to an event.
SquashEmpower (our charitable affiliate) is partnering with DCPS schools. A recent meeting with the Deputy Mayor’s office to ask for assistance to bring squash and academic tuition to at risk youth at one school turned in to her asking if we can provide our services to ALL DCPS schools. This is a mammoth undertaking and I am currently working with 40 assistants and 13 working groups to move this forward. We are holding an Wine and cheese reception information meeting November 7, 2015 from 6 to 8.30pm at Alban Towers, opposite National Cathedral, we hope you can join us, please RSVP by contacting Connie Barnes at conniesquash@gmail.com.


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URBAN YOUTH PROGRAM IN DC

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Washington DC is finally getting close to organizing a comprehensive urban youth program based in DC! An Urban Youth Program brings squash coaching and academic tuition to underserved DC youth.

There is much support for urban youth squash programming nationally under the auspice of NUSEA http://www.nationalurbansquash.org/

And from First Lady Michelle Obama http://www.nationalurbansquash.org/first-lady/

At its core, the program strives to build confidence and self-esteem and provide opportunities for personal development and college admission.  The program includes mentoring and a community service aspects.

We have a 501c3 set up, identified 3 possible venues in DC,  one of which is a massive school/ community center redevelopment and another that could fit two courts – both  close to target population so transport will not be an issue. If you would like to be involved in discussing and developing an urban youth squash program please contact  Connie Barnes at conniesquash@gmail.com

 

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Bill Ho’s Office has Bare Space

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Just when you thought things were maybe getting a little weird working in the squash world, along comes a member that erases that last little bit of doubt.  Worldgate’s Bill Ho sent me an email with this picture of his office. No Bill isn’t moonlighting selling racquets, he just can’t bear to part with his dead ones…. I will let Bill explain.

Office

It’s my office. I came to collect broken racquets when I couldn’t part with favorite racquets that I broke. Then as I had an office with empty walls, I put these racquets up. Of course it spurred conversation in the workplace. Then as my squash colleagues broke their racquets I asked for them to add to cover the other bare walls. The long and short of it, I started in 2003 and I think I have over 20. I have not been actively seeking them lately though.

I think we need to help him out..send your broken racquet to AussieNick and we will make sure that nasty bare space is covered! When it is we will post again!

AussieNick 15-January-2007

 

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