The mission of the Squash Excellence Project is to give top-level training and competitive opportunities to up to 20 of the most promising urban squash players nationwide. The short term aim is to enable these players to earn rankings in the top 30 in the country. Long term, the Squash Excellence Project aims to produce top-10 nationally ranked players and eventually a National Championship.
From the more than 2,000 urban squash players in the country, SEA selects up to 20 players to participate in its High Performance Team. Each year a committee of SEA staff, coaches and outside advisors will consider candidates from program nominations and select players to the HPT based on national rankings, work ethic and athletic potential. Consideration will not be given to program affiliation.
The Squash Excellence Project has four key components.
• Private Instruction: Students receive top-flight coaching approximately twice-a-month from a SEA selected pro.
• Intensive Training Camps: Two or more times a year students convene for 4-day training camps that will be run by a top-flight coach.
• Tournament Access: Students travel to up to four tournaments a year. In some cases, SEA provides the supervision and coaching, while in other cases it is provided by member program staff.