Mercersburg Academy Squash Camp

INTERNATIONAL SQUASH ACADEMY

Mercersburg Academy

June 21-26, 2020

Overnight: $1,695
Extended Day: $1,395 
Day: $1,195

AGES: 10-17

CAMP DETAILS

At the Mercersburg Academy Camp campers will receive:

  • Authentic International Squash Academy T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal Evaluation
  • Games Daily
  • Raffles for an assortment of Prizes

7:00 Wake-up
7:45 Breakfast
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
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Second Squash Session – Strategy
3:00 Squash Matches
4:30 Extra help / Off-Court Activities
5:30 Dinner
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
  • Goggles
  • 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
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan

ABILITY GROUPS
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
ATHLETIC TRAINER
Trainers are on site to aid in illness, injury prevention and first aid.
HEALTH FORMS
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
WEATHER PLAN
We utilize inclement weather opportunities to focus on agility training, video analysis, individual meetings.
TRAVEL
The nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from campus, International Squash Academy does not provide transportation.
CANCELLATION POLICY
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.

STAFF DETAILS

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.

Education:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Phoenix( M. Ed); Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English (M. English)

Niki Clement enters her 10th season as head men’s and women’s varsity squash coach in 2019-20. She was hired in August 2010. In her time at Haverford, the Fords have captured two men’s division titles and two women’s division titles. On the national level, Clement serves as the secretary for the Women’s College Squash Association (WCSA), which is the governing body for all national collegiate women’s teams.

The men’s team has qualified for the Conroy Cup during each of the last two seasons and achieved a year-end ranking of 28th following the 2017-18 season. That ranking was the highest for the program in over 10 years. The Fords College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships under Clement’s watch with the 2017 Chaffee Cup and 2012 Serues Cup. During the 2013 season, the men’s team was presented with the 2013 Barnaby Award, one of three distinguished national awards voted on by College Squash Association coaches and teams, which recognized the varsity team that displayed the most improvement throughout the season.

After winning back-to-back CSA E Division Championships on the women’s side in 2013 and 2014, Clement has guided the Fords up a division to the Epps Cup during four of the last five seasons. Her women’s team is coming off of a No. 28 ranking during the 2018-19 season, marking the program’s highest ranking since the 2005-06 campaign. The women’s squash team and Clement were additionally recognized as the winners of the Clarence C. Chaffee Award for the 2015-16 season, presented annually to a women’s squash coach whose team has demonstrated the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and improvement.

Clement, who graduated from Radnor High School, has played professionally since 2009 and ranked 78th in the world in the February 2012 rankings released by the Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA).

Her collegiate career foreshadowed the success she has achieved on the pro tour. A 2006 graduate of Bowdoin College, Clement was a two-time All-American (2003, 04) and four-time Most Valuable Player for the Polar Bears, who finished ninth in the country in 2003 and never lower than 13th during Clement’s four years as the squad’s No. 1 player. A team captain in her final two years at the school, she received the Lucy L. Shulman Trophy for Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2006 after earning the Most Outstanding Female Freshman Athlete Award in 2003. Clement’s career wins total is the most in Bowdoin program history.

Clement’s coaching career began while she was still an undergraduate at Bowdoin. She received her level-I coaching certification in 2004 then coached at several squash camps over the next few years.

Following her graduation and an internship with the United States Squash Racquets Association (then headquartered in Philadelphia), Clement moved to California where she began work on her master’s degree in sport management at the University of San Francisco. She joined the staff at the Decathlon Club where she worked as a squash professional and also gained collegiate coaching experience working with Mark Talbott’s Stanford University squad during the 2006-07 season.

Upon completion of her master’s degree in 2009 Clement accepted a position as a squash professional with The Squash Alley in Stamford, Conn., where she also serves as a regional representative for the women’s committee of U.S. Squash, and began playing on the pro tour.

The Clement family is not new to the Haverford campus as Coach Clement’s grandfather, Frederick T.J. Clement ’45, and great-grandfather, Dewitt C. Clement 1917, are both Haverford College alums. Dewitt excelled on the track for the Scarlet and Black, setting the two-mile school record, 10 minutes, 15.8 seconds, in 1916.

Director

Ryan Tyree
Mercersburg Academy Head Squash Coach

Director

Niki Clement
Haverford College Men’s & Women’s Head Squash Coach