By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 6, 2016 at 8:01 PM ET

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

Coaches, Team Contacts, and SIDs,

A few reminders

Team Rankings: Preseason rankings were released last week. Please note that preseason rankings are only for varsity teams. For detailed information about the team ranking process, please refer to the Ranking Rules.

The first regular season weekly ranking cycle that factors in match results will reviewed on the evening of Monday, November 14th. For any teams that have already played matches, please log the results into the US Squash Scoring System; otherwise these matches will not be considered for ranking purposes. Without results in the US Squash Scoring System, your team will not be credited appropriately.

Harrow Sports Player of the Week: Please nominate deserving players for Player of the Week honors by 6 PM ET on Monday. For the first week of the honor, we will cover the period of 10/15 – 11/6.

  • Criteria: A Player of the Week should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship.
  • Nominations: Coaches, Sports Information Directors, and Team Contacts may nominate players.

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

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. Of the few matches already entered in the US Squash Scoring System, several currently include “Not on Roster” players. If these are for your team, please fix the entries ASAP.

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. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

Rule Updates: During the offseason, the Executive Committees reviewed the College Squash Association’s rule changes. In preparation for the 2016 – 2017 season, the College Squash Association has updated six of its rules:

An article summarizing the changes was published on the website. 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.

Team Roster and Schedule Updates: The 2016-2017 CSA league is posted online and available for CSA coaches to update their rosters for the season.

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

Remember, as a coach or team contact, you may create a US Squash account for a player who does not have one (see the Managing Your Roster link). You do not have to wait for the individual player to create an account.

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.

Hotels for Team and Individual Championships: In addition to information on Team Championship hotels, hotel information for the individual championships is now on the Championship Info page.

Squash Ball Orders: With the season starting, the CSA encourages you to take advantage of the organization’s relationship with Dunlop to order the balls you need for the year. Revenue from the sales goes to the CSA and helps us meet our mission of supporting continued success of college squash. Balls are sold for $30/dozen. Please contact Dent Wilkens with any questions related to squash ball orders. To place your order, please visit the following link: http://collegesquashassociation.com/coaches/dunlop-squash-ball-orders/

Contact Information: If you are receiving this reminder and are no longer your team’s contact, please let Dent Wilkens and Michael T. Bello ASAP.