junior PROGRAMS

The Specter Center Junior Program offers year-round lessons, clinics, and camps for kids aged 5-18. See below the three juniors program pathways we offer for the 2021-2022 squash season and don’t hesitate to reach out to our Squash Director if you have questions about the right program for you.
All of our junior programs are designed with the long-term health, happiness, and success of each athlete in mind. Based on the age and stage of development of the group there will be different technical, tactical, physical, and mental components incorporated into clinics. Sessions are designed to push players towards the edge of their comfort zone and make progress week over week.

*Players will be split into groups with practice partners of a similar age and stage of development as best as possible* We encourage you to email Squash Director Chris Sachvie to help place you in a clinic that is right for you!

Learn More about the Programs

clinics

Junior Clinic – The Junior Clinic is aimed at players in middle school and high school who have some prior training experience either at the Specter Center or elsewhere. Come work on your game in a fun group environment with coaches that will help build confidence and a love for the game. Within each clinic there will be co-operative drills and games designed to improve technique, tactics, and movement. Clinics will incorporate warm-ups, cool-downs, and exercises to enhance overall athleticism. Players aged 10-16 at a beginner or intermediate skill level. 

Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm

Junior High Performance (HP) – HP Clinics are aimed at gold and JCT level junior players looking to develop a more professional, well-rounded game. The technical and tactical principles that will be taught and practiced are designed around replicating what the best players in the world are doing. The HP clinics will also incorporate mental and physical performance training to prepare for tournament play. Please contact Director of Squash, Chris Sachvie if you are interested in joining weekly HP Sessions. Players aged 12-18 at an advanced level with strong training and competitive experience. 

Future Stars Single and 3 week series – The Future Stars Junior Clinic is aimed at young players with the goal of instilling a love of squash. Students will develop basic skills for squash and other sports by working on hand-eye coordination, movement, and general athleticism in a fun and relaxed environment. The program will have a focus on early athletic development – basic movement, balance, and coordination. Coaches will teach the basic skills of squash through fun and cooperative games. Players aged 5-10. 

Future Stars 3 week series
Session begins January 11 If interested in remaining weeks, please email Chris.Sachvie@ussquash.org

January 11 |4:15-5:00pm

Junior Learn to Play – Our Junior Learn to Play sessions are designed for players under 16 who are new to the sport. Come learn what squash is all about with one of our great coaches. We have racquets, goggles, balls, and loaner squash shoes available to use at no cost.
Please contact Chris.Sachvie@ussquash.org

junior camps

The Specter Center will host camps geared towards all different types of junior players that will help accelerate every athletes development by working with great coaches, being challenged physically, mentally, and competitively in a fun group environment. Camps will be hosted in a variety of formats throughout the year and over breaks.

Junior community drop-in play

Open Junior Community play hours are built into our schedule for members and non-members to come out and play on the courts. During these hours there are no guest fees so it’s a great chance to bring a friend and introduce them to our community. *Specter Center has loaner equipment available for free.

Junior matchplay

Junior Matchplay sessions consist of 90 minutes of organized gameplay. A coach will help create matchups and keep everyone moving! Players ages 10-17

January 7th, 14th, 21st 5:00-6:30pm

Private Lessons

We offer 45 minute private and semi-private lessons for members and non-members. Lessons are a great way to be introduced to squash, brush up on your skills, or take your game to the next level. For more information please contact chris.sachvie@ussquash.org

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New to Squash?

Think about taking a lesson or attend a Free Lear to Play Clinic to help get solid foundation of the basic technique and tactics. We have racquets, goggles, and shoes that can be borrowed for your session- we also have a fully stocked pro shop and online store if you want to purchase your own.