MAKINGS OF A CHAMPION
JUNIOR ACADEMY
For Beginners to Advanced Players

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, our coaching staff has the talent and experience to help you improve your squash game.

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We offer individual and group lessons to all standards and ages of player

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Clinics & Squash Courses

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Junior Academy

Let us improve your competitive game with our proven methodology

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Camps and Advanced Training

Elevate your game

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Schools and Universities

Incorporate squash into the curriculum

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Round Robins & Tournaments

Compete and Play

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Safety Protocols

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CLINICS & COURSES

Your champion in the making will master the basics of squash, have fun, and make new friends! If you have any questions, please contact manager@squashonfire.com to learn more. Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here. See our full list of offerings below:

Little Juniors

Start off strong by learning the ABC's of squash, including holding the racquet, swing technique, and basic shots (for K to 2nd graders).

Saturday 09/18 at 9:45am

Sunday 09/19 at 10:30am

Saturday 09/25 at 9:45am

Sunday 09/26 at 10:30am

Saturday 10/02 at 9:45am

Sunday 10/03 at 10:30am

Junior Stars

Become a champion of the future by working on new shots, ball control, court movement, and fitness. Perfect for juniors who understand the fundamentals and are ready to play points (for 3rd to 6th graders).

Saturday 09/18 at 10:30am

Sunday 09/19 at 11am

Sunday 09/19 at 11:15am

Saturday 09/25 at 10:30am

Sunday 09/26 at 11am

Sunday 09/26 at 11:15am

Saturday 10/02 at 10:30am

Sunday 10/03 at 11am

Sunday 10/03 at 11:15am

Middle School

Do you have a middle schooler who might like squash? This clinic is great for older kids who aren't ready to catapult into lessons or Junior Academy and love learning in group. Our coach will go over the basics, including grip, technique, coordination, and rules of the sport, while incorporating fitness and games to make your kid sweat and have fun! (For 7th to 9th graders).

Saturday 09/18 at 11:15am

Saturday 09/25 at 11:15am

Saturday 10/02 at 11:15am

Clinic Descriptions

NEW PLAYERS CLINIC

Never tried squash? Our coach will cover the basics, including how to hold the racquet, swing mechanics and the rules of the game. With a primary focus on developing hand-eye coordination, movement and timing, this clinic is a workout for your body and brain. Minimum age: 14

BEGINNERS CLINIC

LEVEL 1: Cover the essentials, including how to grip the racquet, swing mechanics, the rules, and start to move to game play. Minimum age: 14

LEVEL 2: Learn about strategy and tactics as you become comfortable competing. For adult players with 6+ months experience. Minimum age: 14

INTERMEDIATE CLINIC

Become a competitor! Focusing on specialized drills and movement routines for the developing intermediate player, this clinic is great for players who can hit five volleys and ten drives to themselves in a row (both sides). Minimum age: 14

ADVANCED CLINIC

Designed to elevate your game to the next level as you focus on key tactical and technical instruction. Suitable for high level intermediate and advanced players. Minimum age: 14

LITTLE JUNIORS

For kids in grades K-2nd grade. Your child will learn the ABC's of squash, including holding the racquet, swing technique, and the basic shots. Our coach will focus on getting your child moving around the court and developing their hand-eye coordination and timing. Introduce your child to the game and new friends.

JUNIOR STARS

For kids in 3rd-6th grades. Get your child on court and excited about squash! In Junior Stars, we not only reinforce the basic of the game, our coach works with your child on new shots, ball control, court movement, and overall fitness. Great for older juniors who understand the basics of the game and are ready to play points!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

For 7th to 9th graders. This clinic is great for older kids who aren't ready to catapult into lessons or Junior Academy and love learning in group. Our coach will go over the basics, including grip, technique, coordination, and rules of the sport, while incorporating fitness and games to make your kid sweat and have fun!

SOLO TRAINING PROGRAMS

For $30 per session (in addition to the court fee) Coach Ronny will create a custom training program designed for solo playing. Please contact manager@squashonfire.com to learn more.

JUNIOR ACADEMY

Are your kids looking to play squash more regularly? Are they looking to take their game to the next level? Check out our Junior Academy!

Junior Academy 2021 - 2022

For the 2021 – 2022 season the plan is to make some changes to the Junior Academy structure so that there is more of an all-encompassing pathway for Squash On Fire junior players to follow. This could take someone right from starting off once a week on a Saturday morning as a six or seven year old to a high school senior who is training multiple times each week, competing in US Squash tournaments and holding ambitions to play on a collegiate team. There are of course various levels in between as kids balance their interest, progression and enthusiasm for the game.

Starting from September 2021 there will be 5 different groups of Junior Academy as laid out below:

Group 1

Attending weekly Saturday morning training sessions from 9:15 - 10 am. The intention is for participants to commit to series of six sessions. The first set will run on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 and 10/23. The total cost will be $240 ($40 per session).

Group 2

Attending weekly Saturday morning training sessions from 10 - 11 am in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $35 per Saturday morning session and $101 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach.

Group 3

Attending weekly Saturday morning training sessions from 11 am - 12:15 pm in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $40 per Saturday morning session and $101 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach.

Group 4

Attending two weekly evening training sessions from 6 - 7:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, a matchplay and fitness session from 12 - 1:30 pm on Sundays and taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $45 per training session, $40 per matchplay and fitness session, and $101 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach.

Group 5

Elite Performance Group. Attending two weekly evening training sessions from 6 - 7:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, a matchplay and fitness session with invited high level adult players from 11 am - 12:30 pm on Sundays and taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $45 per training session, $40 per matchplay and fitness session, and $101 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach. Additional available elements also include video analysis, coaching at tournaments and a personalized physical training program. These should all be discussed on an individual basis with Ronny Vlassaks, Director of Squash.

Any questions about the program or which group fits best for your child should be directed to Ronny Vlassaks - rvlassaks@squashonfire.com

CAMPS AND ADVANCED TRAINING

Summer 2021

Regular Camps

Designed for players of every skill level, our junior camps focus on drills, matchplay, strategy, and fitness. Your kids will make new friends while improving their squash! Camps run from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm each day with lunch included, and are broken into groups based on age and playing level. Juniors from 6 - 18 years old are welcome to participate. The cost for a week is $750 per player.

Camps will run during the following weeks and you can register directly by clicking on the links below:

August 23 - August 27

All camps will follow the latest Squash On Fire COVID-19 protocols that can be viewed by clicking here.

Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

If you are interested in Camp but the format does not work with your schedule, we can accommodate half-days as well as partial week options. There is also the possibility of setting up an 'individual' style camp where your child works one on one with a coach for 2.5 hours. These can be scheduled during the remainder of July in addition to August. Please reach out to Will Hopton at whopton@squashonfire.com directly if you'd like to discuss further.

Elite Performance Camps

Looking to take your child's game to the next level? Then our Elite Performance Camp is a great fit! Ideal for competitive players eager to elevate their play as the camps are all led by our Director of Squash, Ronny Vlassaks.

Ronny is one of the world's leading coaches and has worked as the national team head coach for both Belgium and the Netherlands in addition to coaching leading PSA players like Simon Rosner and the Gilis sisters.

A typical day is as follows:

9:30 - 10 am: Warm up (Dynamic Drills)

10 - 11:30 am: On Court (Technical and Playing Patterns)

11:30 am - 12 pm: Physical (Strength, Balance, Coordination and Stretch)

12 - 1 pm: Lunch (Included in Price)

1 - 2:30 pm: Play (Conditioned Games, Tactics, Solutions and Matchplay)

2:30 - 3 pm: Physical (Circuit)

3 - 3:30 pm: Summary (Stretch and Feedback)

Designed for tournament players who are eager to work hard and improve their game! The cost for a week is $990 per player and includes lunch each day.

Elite Performance Camps will run during the following week in August and you can register directly by clicking on the link below:

Every player needs to have their own Squash On Fire minor account in our system. If you need to create an account for your child the first step is to complete the form accessible by clicking here.

If you have any questions about Squash On Fire Elite Performance Camps please don't hesitate to contact Ronny Vlassaks at rvlassaks@squashonfire.com

SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

In addition to individual coaching, we work with clubs, schools and universities. We develop bespoke programs designed to help these organizations prepare their players for the national and international squash circuits.

Squash is a great sport to incorporate into your school curriculum.

According to the Sports and Fitness Association (SIFA), the United States has the fastest growing number of squash players in the world. Now, more than 200 universities in the U.S. have squash programs.

We currently work with:

National
Cathedral School

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • High School - Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams
  • Competed in the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Squash Organization Team Championships

School
Without Walls

Georgetown
University Men

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • Collegiate Club Team
  • Competed in the 2020 College Squash Association Chaffee Cup

Georgetown
University Women

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • Collegiate Club Team
  • Competed in the 2020 College Squash Association Epps Cup

Washington International School

Sidwell Friends

Georgetown Day School

The Potomac School

  • Coach Karan Malik
  • High School- Boys & Girls Varsity & Junior Varisty
  • Middle School Squash
  • Boys varsity qualified for 2020 Division 1 U.S. High School Nationals for the first time

If you are interested in bringing squash to your organization, please contact us for a free consultation. contact@squashonfire.com

Scout | Elementary & high school

Details coming soon!

ROUND ROBINS & TOURNAMENTS

Squash On Fire Invitational

Our next Invitational of the season will take place on Saturday, October 9 and coincides with World Squash Day! The action will kick off at 1:45 pm and all levels are welcome to participate. Players will be broken into divisions and the event event will use elimination brackets. However, all players are guaranteed to have at least three matches during the course of the afternoon. The entry fee is $50 which covers prizes, admin, court fees and access to a special offer at the Upper West Side Café.

You can enter directly by clicking here.

If you have any questions please reach out to Will Hopton - whopton@squashonfire.com

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