Urban Team Nationals 2016

Harvard and Northeastern Universities*
Cambridge and Boston, MA
January 16-17, 2016
Saturday 8AM-8PM
Sunday 8AM-6PM

NUSEA contact: Julie Monrad, julie.monrad@squashandeducation.org
Tournament Director: Jackie Shea, US Squash, jackie.shea@ussquash.com 

11/6 – Programs submit requests for the number of teams/entries by age group
11/20 – Programs notified of the number of allotted teams/entries in each category
12/11 – Academic contest finalists from each program submitted to alana.lerner@squashandeducation.org
12/18 – Programs submit T-shirt sizes for all attending players
12/28 – Programs submit rosters on US Squash system and make payments online
1/5 – Release preliminary seeding. Petition period opens
1/7 – Pre-tournament informational call with all available/attending staff members. We will give weekend details and answer questions. Please send questions you have to Julie Monrad in advance.
1/7 – Seeding petitions due
1/8 – Student and staff waivers submitted to NUSEA
1/12- Final tournament draw posted on US Squash
1/15 – Roster cannot change after check-in

Event Summary
Team Nationals will include U13, U15, U17, and U19 divisions for boys and girls. Each participating program must have up-to-date US Squash profiles for their players to enter in this tournament. Teams of five are highly encouraged, but teams of four will be accepted for those who cannot fill a team of five. Included in this squash tournament is an academic essay contest.

Notes on Rosters:

  • Teams are highly encouraged to have 5 players. Four players will be accepted. Teams may include two alternates, ranked on the ladder as positions 6/7.
  • Teams of four default their fifth match, but are required to have a student play twice to fulfill the 5-position match.
  • Due to time constraints, alternates will not have an “alternate” match to play. Coaches must substitute alternates into the ladder for students to play matches. Alternates act as part of the ranked ladder, as positions 6/7, and therefore if brought into the ladder must stay at the bottom positions.
  • If a student cannot play for any reason, the student seeded directly behind her/him must bump up one spot. For example, if player 5 on the A-division team becomes injured, player 6 (who would have been player 1 on the B-division team) bumps up to play in the 5 spot of the A team, and player 2 on the B-division team bumps up to player 1, etc. Therefore, when submitting rosters, submit any player who may play during the weekend (this includes alternates). Students should be submitted in proper ladder order based on in-program challenge matches.
  • Roster ladders may not change after check-in for the tournament.
  • Seedings are based on rankings and finalized by the Seedings Committee.

Entry Fee
$15 entry fee (pay online)
$25 late fee per student for changes made after the deadline (pay online)

Travel and Food 
NUSEA will reimburse up to $100 for a student’s flight. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

Harvard Waiver
NUSEA Waiver
SquashBusters Waiver

UTN T-Shirts
T-Shirt Submission Spreadsheet 

General Overnight-Tournament Packing List
PDF Download

Event Venues

Harvard Murr Center
65 N Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02134
Northeastern, SquashBusters Badger Rosen Center
795 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120


*Please note: This event is led by NUSEA. This event is not owned, controlled or supervised by Harvard University, SquashBusters, or Northeastern University, or by any of their schools or programs.