The Summer Gold calendar is now finalized. Our annula summer Gold tournament will be held July 21-23.
Mark Allen Squash Camp Week 3 CAMP WEEK 3 IS NOW FULL - WE ARE RUNNING A WAITLIST
As per the last two years, we will provide camp participants the opportunity to experience residential and squash life at UVA on either side of one of the summer's most popular tournaments.
For the players that plan on participating in the Junior Gold and the preceeding weeks camp (Camp Week 3), the physical work will taper down in the final camp sessions to ensure that campers move into their first-round tournament matches in the best condition to succeed.
Camp Week 3 ends by 1.45pm on Wednesday July 21, and at this point camp participants will have one of three choices:
1.Be dropped at the train station or airport by one of our coaches or counsellors in order to return home
2.Be released into the care of a parent or coach who will arrive at MSC by 1.45pm on that day.
3. Pay an additional $450 to be supervised by camp staff through to the start of the UVA Summer Junior Gold tournament. This fee includes all food, accommodation and entertainment through to that start of the tournament on Friday at 4.00pm.
Please note that we will not provide dormitory accommodation for the tournament weekend itself, and our coaching/tournament stafff cannot be responsible for any players from Friday 3.00pm onwards. Parents will need to arrange for hotel accommodation locally in Charlottesville for the Friday and Saturday nights of the tournament.
Mark Allen Squash Camp Week 4
Camp Week 4 will begin after the Gold tournament is completed. Players who did not compete in the Gold tourney will be assessed in the afternoon after check-in. Players who competed in the event and played through as far as Sunday will have the option to rest and recuperate during the afternoon assessment period.
The majority of the coaches on the camp staff will be on the tournament staff as well. These coaches will be making a point of watching camp participants during the tournament. As such, we will be encouraging Gold Tournament players to take the opportunity to rest ahead of the first training session on Monday morning.
Campers will not have access to UVA dormitory accommodations until Sunday afternoon. Tournament players will need to check in and move into dorms during the regular check-in period, which is 3:00 - 4:00pm on Sunday. All campers participating in the Gold event should arrange hotel accommodation locally in Charlottesville for Friday and Saturday night of the tournament.
Entry into the UVA Junior Gold is online through US Squash. While both events are affiliated with McArthur Squash Center, their administration and support will be supported by separate entities. Therefore the payment and registration process for the tournament will remain separate from those of the residential camps.
Please note that we do not recommend ANY player participates in BOTH weeks of Camp AND the Gold Tourney.