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Staples Varsity Boy's Team 2017-2018

FOR STAPLES PARENTS.

How much does it cost?  

  • The squash program is partially subsidized by WPS 
  • For the 2017/18 season, the player fee was $700 plus a $300 facility surcharge for those not Intensity squash members
  • Fees cover squash coaching, matches, league fees and transportation to practice, and court access.
  • There will be a separate fee for those that attend the High School Nationals

How many Staples teams will be competing?  

  • 5 teams - Boys Varsity, Boys Junior Varsity, Girls Varsity, and Girls Junior Varsity and a club team.
  • 8 players on each Varsity team and 8 players on each JV team. The club team may have more players.

ARE THERE CUTS?

  •  We recognize that everyone learns the game at different rates and try to minimize cuts. 
  • Unfortunately, we don’t have the court capacity to accommodate everyone.  However, we have arranged for players who did not  make the main squad to continue to develop their skills at GFA.

I didn’t get an email that I know other parents got. What do I do?

  • The reason you didn't get the email is that the one sent out was to parents only.
  • You probably have not completed a parent registration, so you're not getting parent emails.  If you complete the PARENT registration, you will get those emails.
  • Fill out this registration. Make sure that you use the same SportsEngine id that you signed your player up with, that way you can declare yourself a 'guardian'.

WHAT EQUIPMENT OR GEAR DO I NEED?

  • Team uniforms, bags, and other gear now available. Check out https://www.203squash.org/staplessquashstore
  • ASF in town supplies the uniforms. They are not particularly responsive, so get your order in quickly if you need a uniform this year.

How are teams managed?  

  • Squash is managed using a ladder system with the top player being number one
  • Players have the opportunity to challenge other players above them on the ladder
  • The top 8 players on the ladder will play for the Varsity team and the next 8 players will play for the JV team.
  • The ladder rankings will change throughout the season based on challenge match results giving all players the chance to win a spot on the Varsity team.

What’s the time commitment?  

  • The season runs from after Thanksgiving to the February recess
  • Required practices are Monday to Thursday after school with an additional practice on Sunday evening.
  • The boys and girls practices run in specified rotating slots -- from 3.00 to 4.15 and 4.00 to 5.15.  Sunday evening runs from 5.15 to 6.45. If you are scheduled for the late practice, there is a study facility onsite.
  • You will practice three times per week, with times scheduled depending on which practice squad you are on.
  • There will usually be one match per week during the season for each player. On those days, there is no practice for that team. Detailed calendar information will be on 203squash.org

Where is it?

How do I sign up?

  • Register on 203 Squash.  Register now.
  • You will have to complete a medical permission form and submit that to Staples.
  • To be eligible to tryout, all players must have registered with 203 Squash, and completed a registration and filed a health form with the Staples Athletic department.  Boys Squash on Staples Athletics. Girls Squash on Staples Athletics.
  • Fees will be charged at the beginning of the season. You will be invoiced fees through the 203 website.
  • Players will only be allowed to try out once they are approved by Staples Athletics.

How do I try out?

  • Once a player has successfully registered for Staples Squash, they will attend tryouts on November the 4th, 10th and 16th.
  • Rosters will be selected the week before Thanksgiving.
  • Check the calendar for tryout details.

How do I get to practice?

  • A bus will leave at 2:30 pm every day that practice is taking place to take players from the Staples Athletics Department to Intensity.

Is there transportation to matches?

  • Transportation is not provided to matches