Urban Team Nationals 2019

Yale University and Choate Rosemary Hall
New Haven, CT
March 1-3, 2019

Tournament Director: Nina Kelly, nina.kelly@squashandeducation.org

11/30 – Academic Contest prompt sent to programs
12/21 – Programs submit Team Request Form for the number of teams requested
1/4 – Programs notified of the number of allotted teams in each category
1/11 – Programs confirm number of teams they are bringing
1/25 – Programs who would like to update player US Squash memberships must submit a US Squash Account Update Form to Nina Kelly by this date. For this information on creating new accounts, please read SEA’s US Squash Accounts Guidelines
2/1 –Academic contest finalists from each program submitted to Sonia Gonzalez at sonia.gonzalez@squashandeducation.org                                                                                                                          2/6 –Programs submit rosters on US Squash System, T-Shirt Request Form, and waivers for all attending players and staff. $30 entry fee per player. $10 fee per person for late or incomplete submissions. $100 fee per team for any teams that drop out after this point. Payments made online
2/12 – SEA releases preliminary seedings. Petition period opens
2/15 – Seeding petitions due
2/19– Pre-tournament informational call at 1PM EST with all available/attending staff members
2/22 – Final tournament draw posted on US Squash site
3/1 – Roster order cannot change after check-in

Event Summary
This year, Team Nationals will start on Friday as early as 1:00PM and end on Sunday at 2:00PM. There will be six divisions composed of elementary school (3rd-5th grade), middle school (6th-8th grade) and high school teams for girls and boys. Only current after-school participants may compete in this event as it is a team-based event (no boarding school or college students). Each participating program must have up-to-date US Squash memberships for their players to enter in this tournament. The weekend will also include academic programming and an awards ceremony running alongside the tournament.

Note on Rosters

  • Teams must have a minimum of five players. Teams may include up to two alternates, ranked on the ladder as positions 6/7.
  • 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 official 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). Players 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 SEA taking into consideration program requests.

Entry and Late Fees
$30 entry fee per student
$10 late fee per student and $100 per team for changes made after the deadline, 2/6
Please pay here.

Travel and Accomodations
Programs are eligible for a $100 airfare subsidy per student, up to 10 total students. SEA will put together hotel blocks for the weekend and send the information via email.

SEA Student Waiver
SEA Student Waiver – Spanish
SEA Staff Waiver

UTN T-Shirts
T-Shirt Request Form

General Overnight-Tournament Packing List
PDF Download

Event Venues

Yale University Brody Squash Center
70 Tower Pkwy
New Haven, CT 06511
Choate Rosemary Hall
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06942