2009 SmithSquash Training Center
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Compiled by Ron Beck ©
SquashTalk, 2009 Updated:
|SmithSquash @ St Georges School
|@St Georges, Newport RI
||Chris Smith, Karim Darwish
|Located at St Georges School in Newport, Rhode, Island, this school is built on the fundamental approach of Chris Smith, Harvard Assistant coach and brings in the creative talents of World #1, Karim Darwish
|Ages / Recommended skill levels:
||14-18 / intermediate-advanced
Session 1: June 20-26; Session 2 with Karim Darwish: June 27 to July 3
|Years in operaton: 1st year
9:00am- 12:00pm- 1st Squash Session
12:00-2:00- Lunch and downtime
2:00-5:00- 2nd Squash Session
6:00-9:00- Evening Activities
Each session starts and finishes with stretching. Each session will focus on a new theme or skill. Drills, game play, and instruction compliment each theme. Fitness, yoga, and mental toughness training are a large part of our camp. Video analysis for each student will be done multiple times over the camp and they will receive a copy of their video. While the morning session is heavy on drilling, the afternoon session is heavy on playing conditioned games, matches, and games involving the day’s themes.
We believe that in order to be successful in squash, the individual athlete must understand the team concept. To help us deliver this message, the camp will be divided up into equal ability teams and will compete for points in our daily matches, and fitness tests over the duration of the camp. Throughout the camp, coaches will focus on team dynamics, leadership, and learning how to bring the best out of the individual with the help of the full team.
The final day of the camp is one big team head to head match similar to a Collegiate match.
Daily non-squash activities to include:
-going to the beach
-swimming at the St. Georges’ Pool
Planned Evening Activities to include:
-sunset sailing cruise
-mini-golf and bowling
-enjoying downtown Newport