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

Learn and have fun in a Group

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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 11/26 at 9:45am

Sunday 11/27 at 10:00am

Saturday 12/03 at 9:45am

Sunday 12/04 at 10:00am

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 11/26 at 10:30am

Sunday 11/27 at 9:45am

Sunday 11/27 at 11:15am

Saturday 12/03 at 10:30am

Sunday 12/04 at 9:45am

Sunday 12/04 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 11/26 at 11:15am

Saturday 12/03 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!

OUR CAFE 1:

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. This group clinic is great for older juniors who understand the basics of the game and are ready to play points!

OUR CAFE 2

In this 6-week Junior Stars course, 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. This group clinic course is great for older juniors who understand the basics of the game and are ready to play points! This group meets once a week for six weeks.
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 2022 - 2023

For the 2022 – 2023 season we've changed 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.

There are now 4 different groups of Junior Academy as laid out below:

Group 1

Attending weekly Saturday morning training sessions from 9:15 - 10 am. The cost for each session $43.

Group 2

Attending at least one out of the two group training sessions each week: Thursdays 5:15 – 6:15pm or Saturdays 10 am – 11 am. This is in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $45 per group training sessions and $113 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach. Additional available elements also include a Sunday Match Play/Physical Training Session and coaching at tournaments.

Group 3

Attending three group training sessions per week, Mondays 5:15 – 6:15 pm, Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:45 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 12:15 pm. This in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $49 per group training session and $113 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach. Additional available elements also include a Sunday Match Play/Physical Training Session and coaching at tournaments.

Group 4

Elite Performance Group. Attending three weekly group training sessions from 6:15 - 7:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays and 5:15 – 6:30 pm on Tuesdays. This in addition to taking a private lesson each week with one of the coaches at a mutually convenient time. The pricing is $59 per group training session and $113 for each private lesson with a Senior Coach or $186 for each private lesson with Coach Ronny. Additional available elements also include a Sunday Match Play/Physical Training Session, coaching at tournaments and a monthly personalized performance plan. 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

Holiday Break Day Camps

Designed for junior players of all skill levels, our camps focus on drills, matchplay, strategy, and fitness. Our Thanksgiving and Winter Break Day Camp sessions will run from 9:30 am - 3 pm with lunch included, and participants will be broken into groups based on age and playing standard. Juniors between 6 - 18 years old are welcome to participate. The cost for one day is $175 per player and we have two 4-day options available for $600. See the full list of available dates below!

There is a daily rate available of $175 on the following dates:

Wednesday 11/23

Friday 11/25

Monday 12/19

Tuesday 12/20

Wednesday 12/21

Thursday 12/22

Tuesday 12/27

Wednesday 12/28

Thursday 12/29

Friday 12/30

There is also a weekly rate available of $600 for either 4-day period below:

Monday 12/19 - Thursday 12/22

Tuesday 12/27 - Friday 12/30

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

Georgetown
University Men

  • Director of Squash Ronny Vlassaks
  • Collegiate Club Team
  • Won the 2021-2022 Chaffee Cup, the Men’s/Co-Ed Club Team National title

Georgetown
University Women

  • Head Coach Tim Lasusa
  • Varsity Team
  • Ranked #26 during the 2021-2022 season

Washington International School

Georgetown Day School

Howard University

  • First ever Howard Club Squash program

British International School

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 Invitationals

We are excited to run the November edition of the Squash On Fire Invitational!

This event will start at 1:45 pm on Saturday, November 19 and run until approximately 5:30 pm. All levels are welcome and players will be broken into divisions by level. The tournament will use elimination brackets but all players are guaranteed to have at least three matches during the course of the afternoon. The entry fee is $55 which covers prizes, admin, court fees and access to a special offer at the Upper West Side Café and the minimum age to participate is 14.

You can click here to enter directly.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Will Hopton at whopton@squashonfire.com directly.

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