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SUMMER CAMPS

June 18 - 23, 2017
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Sign up by end of day Jan 31st, 2017 and receive a $100 discount.

UNPARALLELED STAFF

15 full-time coaching professionals on staff each week including coaches from:
  • Yale
  • Harvard
  • Columbia
  • Haverford
  • Hamilton
  • George Washington
  • Trinity
  • Avon Old Farms
  • Miss Porters
  • Choate
  • Hotchkiss
Elm City Squash



CAMP FEATURES

In-depth video analysis system
  • All campers receive video analysis during camp but the PERSONALIZED PACKAGE UPGRADE includes feedback on most sessions that players can take home with them.
  • Players gain access to a dropbox folder of all their feedback for the week of squash.
Air conditioned facility

Extra information sessions available
  • sports psychology
  • nutrition
  • strength and conditioning

CAMPS - PRIMARY FOCUS

The primary focus of Elm City Squash Camps is to provide a fun, yet structured learning environment that inspires our campers to work hard and improve their squash skills.

Employing similar methods of movement, technical, and tactical analysis that we use with the Yale Squash teams, we aim to educate our campers about the intricacies of the game and how they need to train to maximize their improvement. Elm City Squash has the privilege of working with Yale Strength and Conditioning staff and as a result, after attending our camp, players will have a better understanding of why we train for squash the way we do and how to tailor a training program to suit their needs.

We believe in creating independent thinkers as they make the best competitors. To accomplish this we use guided feedback, something unique to Elm City Squash, which enables a player to highlight a problem and correct for it.

We pay special attention to the hiring of our coaches to ensure that our campers are receiving the highest quality coaching as well as learning new and innovative training concepts. The staff at Elm City Squash is aware of the positive impact playing squash can have on individuals of all ages including discipline, a healthy lifestyle, and self-confidence. We take our responsibility as coaches and mentors very seriously and help our players find ways to apply the lessons of the court to their respective lives. Thus, our coaching does not stop when we leave the squash courts – we are very hands on during our evening activities trying to help shape the social aspect of our players too.

Summer squash camps are open to any and all entrants subject to age and gender restriction.


SUMMER CAMP - June 18 - 23, 2017


Advanced Concepts of Training Week – In-Season Training
Learn how to prepare and peak for tournaments

Advanced Concepts of Training – learn how to train in-season.

Keeping with Elm City Squash’s tradition of focusing on how to train for squash, we are pleased to announce a week of training which focuses on how to train during season to ensure that you peak at the right time. This week is perfect preparation for players looking play in the European tournaments. A large portion of the week is spent working on sharpening games and becoming better tactical players. State of the art video analysis helps players grasp technical and tactical concepts faster.

Players will receive in depth education on how to formulate training plans. This camp is suited to elite level players who are interested in taking their games to a new level by learning about how to train efficiently and effectively. By the end of the week campers will understand how to construct a period of training during season that includes peaking for important tournaments.

Players leave with a generalized training plan that they will bring home and can train from during their next season. They will understand that basic principles behind training cycles and what kind of exercise to be doing at what point of the year. Upgrading to the personalized package will allow players to receive individualized training plans and take home in-depth video analysis beyond what is offered to regular campers.

Cost per week:

Upgrade to PERSONALIZED PACKAGE for $100 per week

  • includes in-depth take home video analysis versus standard package video analysis done with a partner at camp
  • personalized 6 week pre-season training plan versus standard package general 6 week pre-season training plan
  • all returning campers from the past two years and any multiple-week campers receive the upgrade - refund check in the mail.

  • Regular Overnight - $1,900 Loading...
  • Personalized Overnight - $2,000 Loading...

  • Regular Day Camper - $1,200 Loading...
  • Personalized Day Camper - $1,300 Loading...

  • Non-refundable $300 deposit included in sign up fee

  • No refunds for camp will be offered after March 31st unless someone on the waiting list will fill that spot.

  • All other refunds during camp will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

General Info

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the elm city squash camps that are not answered on this site, please contact us.

Accommodation:

  • All campers are housed at the Courtyard Marriott on Whalley Ave, directly across from the Yale University Gym.
  • Campers will be escorted to and from the gym, at all times, by camp coaches and counselors regardless of age.
  • All rooms are double rooms.
  • There will be two campers per room.
  • Coaches will be on the same floors as campers.

Packing List:

  • Running shoes
  • 2 changes of squash clothes per day. Laundry is available in the hotel.
  • evening hang out clothes (5 evenings)
  • sweatshirt
  • rain jacket
  • squash shoes, goggles, rackets
  • towels and linens are not necessary as the Marriott provides this.
  • water bottle

Meals:

  • Lunch and dinner are served in the Yale dining halls.
  • Please notify Elm City Squash of any food allergies or issues that your child might have.
  • Campers will be escorted to and from all meals by coaches and counselors regardless of age.
  • Breakfast for overnight campers is served in the hotel.

Transportation to and from evening activities:

  • Campers will be transported to and from any evening activity on a school bus.
  • There will be a roll call before the bus leaves any venue.
  • Campers will be well supervised during all evening activities. There will be at least 3 coaches and counselors on duty at any time.

Check-in:

  • Check in is from 3:30-4:30pm in the Courtyard Marriott (30 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT)) for all campers regardless of being day or overnight
  • Campers will play from 4:30-6:15pm that evening to organize grouping for the week. Please be dressed ready to play in the lobby by 4:30pm
  • All parents and coaches are to check in with the director and physician in the lobby.

Check-out:

  • Camp will finish at 11:30am on Friday – parents can pick up their kids from the Yale Squash Courts (70 Tower Parkway, New Haven, CT)
  • All parents need to sign out their children at the end of camp.

Important forms:
CAMPERS CANNOT ATTEND CAMP UNTIL THIS PAPERWORK IS RECEIVED


  • all paperwork is through Campdoc.com
  • please check your emails for registration info from campdoc and contact Pam if you have any question – elmcitysquash@gmail.com

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Sample Day

Mornings are broken into three blocks.
  1. The first 45-minute block has a 3:1 coach to player ratio that is unique to Elm City. In this block players learn how to use the analysis tool of the day and how to implement it into training. Each camper will be analyzed and then run through some drills to help them correct the findings of their analysis.
  2. In the second 45-minute block the players go to physical training run by a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the Yale training staff. The physical training principle correlates with the analysis tool of the day.
  3. In the third 45-minute block there is a 3:1 coach ratio. In this block the players do some more drills and conditioned games to improve on the results of that day’s analysis tool.
Afternoons are broken into two blocks:
  1. The first 90-minutes is devoted to conditioned games and team and individual match play. The coaches on duty will work with players to ensure that players are focusing on improving the areas that we worked on during the morning session.
  2. In the last 45-minutes of everyday while player stretch we help them construct their training plans that they will bring home with them for the next season, making sure that they understand how that days’ analysis fits into the season.

Evenings are a time for campers to interact socially and to get to know the coaches and ask any questions they have. All nightly activities are highly supervised and include activities like a BBQ and dodgeball tournament on the beach, movies, an exhibition match, laser tag and go-carting.

Sample day at Advanced Concepts of Training:
8:30-8:45 Wake up and eat breakfast
9:15-9:30 Arrive at courts and warm up
9:30-10:15 Accuracy tool introduced – e.g. front-wall and floor-plan mapping. Results discussed and drills to help work on weaknesses devised for each player. Coaches work with players in a 2:1 ratio.
10:15-10:25 Snack break – healthy snacks offered
10:25-11:10 Physical training principle that correlates with improving results of analysis. In this case it would be hitting stance and how to improve stability while you hit the ball. Work is done with a member of the Yale Strength and Conditioning staff.
11:10-11:55 Drills and conditioned games in a 3:1 coach to player ratio working on the results of the analysis tool of the day.
12:00-14:00 Lunch at a Yale dining hall and a rest
14:00-15:30 Team match play. Campers try to put what they learned in the morning into real match situations. Coaches video matches and give feedback during match play.
15:30-15:45 Snack break
15:45-16:30 Stretch while discussing how the to create a training plan and how all the principles discussed this day fit into it.
16:30-18:30 Shower and dinner
18:30-20:30 Evening activity – BBQ at the beach
22:00 Lights out

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Refunds

Elm City Squash reserves the right to withhold refunds in the following situations

  • Failure to cancel a lesson 24 hours in advance will result in no refund being given.
  • No membership fee can be refunded.
  • After an event deadline has passed no refunds will be given.
  • Should an event be cancelled a full refund will be given.
  • All other refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  • Please note that for all refunds the cost of processing fees cannot be refunded.
  • No refunds for camp will be offered after March 31st unless someone on the waiting list will fill that spot. There is a non-refundable $300 deposit.

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