By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 14, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 13, 2015 at 7:18 PM ET

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

A few reminders…

Team Rankings: The next rankings will be reviewed on Monday, 12/14 (6 PM ET). If your results are not posted to the US Squash Scoring System, they will not be considered for ranking purposes. Without results in the US Squash Scoring System, your team will not be credited appropriately. At most, you have 48 hours after a match is played to submit results.

Match Results with “Not on Roster” players: As a reminder, make sure your results include all players who participated in the match. Like last season, we are prepared to remove teams from the rankings if “Not on Roster” players are not entered. Please contact Dent Wilkens (dent.wilkens@ussquash.com) if you need assistance fixing match results with “Not on Roster” players.

Men’s Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 12/13):

  • Bryant University: Boston College match (1st warning)
  • Ithaca College: Colgate University match (4th warning)
  • Notre Dame, University of: Northwestern University match (4th warning)
  • Notre Dame, University of: Washington University in St. Louis match (4th warning)
  • Ohio St University: Denison University match (4th warning)
  • Richmond, University of: Duke University match (4th warning)

Women’s Matches with “Not on Roster” players (as of 12/13):

  • Boston University: University of Rochester match (4th warning)
  • Boston University: Colgate University match (4th warning)
  • Boston University: Minnesota, University of match (4th warning)
  • Boston University: Tufts University match (3rd warning)
  • Bucknell University: William Smith College match (4th warning)
  • Rochester, University of : Denison University match (4th warning)
  • Rochester, University of : William Smith College match (4th warning)

ReBound Initiative: As announced, the CSA will support the ReBound initiative. The ReBound initiative aims to collect usable squash gear, such as racquets, goggles, shoes, and grips, and donate it to the emerging international affiliates of NUSEA. Teams will be individually contacted about this initiative in the coming weeks.

Team Roster and Schedule Updates: The 2015-2016 CSA league is posted online and available for CSA coaches to update their rosters for the season.

To update your team roster, logon to your account and click on the “manage roster” tab. Then add any new players and remove any that are no longer playing for your team.

Note: If you are not listed as a coach on your team’s page, please contact dent.wilkens@ussquash.com to have your team’s page updated.

Here are links to the instructions on how to add/remove players from your rosters and enter match results.

Minimum # of Players: For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Except for Emerging Teams, matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.

Qualifications for Team Nationals:

  • Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
  • Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships in a 9 player division. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

Rule Updates: During the offseason, the Executive Committees discussed possible rule changes. Many of these proposals were also discussed by coaches during the two-day CSA Strategic Review session, which was held in early June at Yale University. In preparation for the 2015 – 2016 season, the College Squash Association has updated six of its rules:

Coaches and Team Contacts need to be familiar with these rule updates. To see exact changes, please refer to the “Update on″ link at the bottom of the page for each modified rule.