INTERNATIONAL SQUASH ACADEMY
Loomis Chaffee School
August 5th – 8th, 2020
The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Connecticut. State-of-the-art facilities include 10 air conditioned International Squash Courts. The Loomis Chaffee campus is surrounded by an expanse of meadows that provide 17 of the finest sports playing fields in the area, baseball and two softball diamonds; an all-weather eight-lane track; a 5K cross country course; Har-Tru tennis courts; and a golf practice driving range, putting green, and sand trap. The athletic center boasts a six-lane 25 meter pool, fitness center, two weight rooms, a double gymnasium with convocation center, a practice gym, wrestling gym, indoor golf facility, squash courts, dance studio, and training room.
Loomis’ beautiful campus is located at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers in Windsor, Connecticut. Affectionately referred to as the Island, Loomis is within walking distance of the town’s center and its restaurants, banks, supermarket, pharmacy, public library, Amtrak train station, and other areas of interest. Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford and Bradley International Airport are less than 10 minutes driving distance, south and north of Windsor, respectively. Great shopping, movie theaters, and a variety of dining can be found within 15 miles of campus including Blue Back Square and the Center in West Hartford, the Buckland Hills Mall and movie theater in Manchester, and Westfarms Mall in Farmington. Student Activities schedules frequent outings to these destinations and others including Six Flags – New England.
At the Loomis Chaffee School Camp campers will receive:
- Authentic International Squash Academy T-Shirt
- Water Bottle
- Personal Evaluation
- Games Daily
- Raffles for an assortment of Prizes
8:45 Commuters Arrive
9:00 Stretching and warm-up
9:15 First Squash Session – Individual skill work
11:15 Coaching Demos
11:30 Tournament Training
2:00 Second Squash Session – Strategy
3:00 Squash Matches
4:30 Extra help / Off-Court Activities
6:30 Off Court Offerings (Guest Speakers, Film Analysis, Sport Specific Conditioning)
8:30 Commuter Dismissal
9:30 Dorm Games and Socializing
10:30 Lights Out
Check in: Overnight Campers check in between 1:00-2:00pm on the first day. Day & Extended Day & Day Campers check in at 2:00pm on the first day.
Extended Day Camper Pick-up: Extended Day Campers are to be picked up each day at 8:30pm at the squash courts.
Day Camper Pick-up: Day Campers are to be picked up each day at 5:00pm at the squash courts.
Check Out: Parents are invited to attend the final matches that begin at 9:00am on the final day. Check-out for ALL CAMPERS will take place at 12:00pm at the squash courts.
Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the courts during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. International Squash Academy and its staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.
- Health Form
- Squash Racquet
- Squash Clothes
- Non-Marking Squash Shoes
- Comfortable Socks
- Sweat Bands
- Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
- Athletic Sneakers
- Linens (Twin XL)
- Blanket/Sleeping Bag
- Shower Towel
- Alarm Clock
- Portable Fan
Players are grouped first by age and then by ability. The first session is an assessment session – we will update groups after the first day
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
All campers are required to have a completed health form in order to participate at camp. You can either fill out our health form or use the doctors form and use our form as a cover page. Please fill out contact information and parent signature. HEALTH FORM
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on agility training, video analysis, individual meetings.
The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, International Squash Academy does not provide transportation.
Any camper who must cancel prior to camp will receive a camp credit equal to the amount of camp tuition already paid. The credit is transferable to another family member and is good for any International Squash Academy or eCamps Partner program through next summer (agreement begins at time of purchase). Any cancellation within 5 days of the start of camp will result in a camp credit minus $100 cancellation fee. Camp credits are not extended to campers who leave camp after the start of a session. CASH/CREDIT CARD REFUNDS ARE NOT OFFERED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
Ryan Tyree is Mercersburg’s director of squash and a member of the English faculty. He arrived from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., where he taught English and served as a dormitory head in addition to holding head-coaching positions in boys’ squash and boys’ tennis (for seven years apiece). Ryan coached a U.S. Squash Division 6 Nationals-champion team at Williston, and has worked with legendary coach Paul Assaiante on a number of squash related events.
He previously taught and coached at Eaglebrook School and taught summer-session classes at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts, as well as master’s degrees in English literature from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and in secondary education from the University of Phoenix. His wife, Haley, is the testing coordinator in the Office of College Counseling. The Tyrees have two children.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Phoenix( M. Ed); Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English (M. English)
Head Squash Coach Paul Assaiante enters his 25th season as Trinity College Head Men’s Squash Coach in 2018-19, after guiding the Bantams to a 19-1 record, an 11th consecutive NESCAC Championship title and their 16th College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship crown in recent years.
Assaiante guided Trinity to 13 consecutive CSA National titles from 1999 to 2011 and 252 wins in a row which is the longest winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports. Coach Assaiante has also recently returned to international coaching as the US Squash Coach, leading the men to a best-ever finish at the World Championship in Paderborn, Germany in ’11 and the U.S. Junior Team to a best-ever 8th place finish in the 2012 World Championships in Qatar.
Assaiante’s professional athletic career was nothing short of spectacular. He was one-half of the U.S. national doubles championship duo in 1994 and captured the USSRA 50-and-over men’s squash title in 2004. Joining Assaiante will be members of the Trinity Squash Coaching Staff and Team.