By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM ET; Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM ET

Northampton, MA — On Thursday, the e-mail below was sent to coaches and team contacts.

Coaches, Team Contacts, and SIDs,

A few reminders…

Rule Updates: Yesterday, a few changes to the CSA’s rules were published. These rules are effective for the 2014 – 2015 season. Coaches and Team Contacts need to be familiar with these rule updates.

Awards Criteria (M):

  • Added requirement for top-10 ladder position for Scholar Athlete and Academic Achievement status

Awards Criteria (W):

  • Added requirement for top-10 ladder position for Scholar Athlete and Academic Achievement status
  • For Hall of Fame, changed “Players must be fifteen years beyond graduation to be considered” to “Players must be ten years beyond graduation to be considered”

Men’s Bylaws:

  • Updated Article V. The Officers and Duties
  • Updated Article VI. Committees

National Championship Eligibility:

  • Regarding Team Championships, added “Unless a petition for an exemption is made to the Tournament Director, teams must submit and bring at least 9 players to Team Championships.”

Ranking Rules:

  • Added a Preseason Ranking section: “CSA varsity coaches will vote on the top-25 positions for the preseason ranking positions. The Ranking Chair and the Executive Administrator will determine the remaining positions in the rankings.

Squash Ball Orders: Don’t forget you may order squash balls through the CSA website

Team Trips: Many teams stated in their team preview questionnaire that they are planning a winter training/service trip. If any schools are looking to book a trip for this season, William Smith is interested in partnering with them on a trip. Please contact Chip Fishback.