High Performance Program

As we strive to join and lead the best in the squash world, US Squash’s programs continue to evolve to meet the incredible challenge and opportunity the U.S. has.

The High Performance Program (HPP) supports elite athletes in their goals to reach their full potential as competitors and achieve their highest world ranking. It provides meaningful assistance, allowing players to succeed in both training and competition. The HPP also provides the foundation for the working relationship between athletes and US Squash.

The HPP provides direct financial support to the top U.S. athletes competing on the world stage for Team USA, along with coaching, training, and logistical support to allow these players to reach their full potential.

To be eligible for the program, Athletes must be U.S. citizens and meet the minimum PSA ranking level, reset annually for men and women.

Funding is not exclusively decided by PSA World Ranking, other factors to be considered are: Number of years on tour, Current ranking, Ranking trend (one, three, five years), Wildcard opportunities, Actual position in the U.S., Team USA participation, Future potential/representing Team USA at the junior level, Level of commitment, Conduct, Achievement of goals, Injury

For more information please contact Senior Director of National Teams Adam Hamill at adam.hamill@ussquash.org or The Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach Paul Assaiante at paul.assaiante@ussquash.org.

HPP Athletes

Spencer Lovejoy

Resides Philadelphia, PA Club Arlen Specter US Squash Center Birthdate May 14, 1998 Hometown Branford, CT College Yale University National Titles 0 PSA Titles 1 Racquet Unsquashable Coach Lynn Leong ...

Sabrina Sobhy

Resides Philadelphia, PA Club Arlen Specter US Squash Center Birthdate December 30, 1996 Hometown Sea Cliff, NY College Harvard University National Titles 1 PSA Titles 5 Racquet Dunlop Coach @ssssobhy ...

Todd Harrity

Resides Wayne, PA and Bristol, U.K. Club Merion Cricket Club Birthdate September 16, 1990 Hometown Bryn Mawr, PA College Princeton University National Titles 3 PSA Titles 3 Racquet UNSQUASHABLE Coach  ...

Amanda Sobhy

Resides Philadelphia, PA Club Arlen Specter US Squash Center Birthdate June 29, 1993 Hometown Sea Cliff, NY College Harvard University National Titles 4 PSA Titles 17 Racquet Head Coach Thierry Lincou ...

Olivia Fiechter

Resides New York, NY Club Princeton Club of New York Birthdate September 15, 1995 Hometown Germantown, PA College Princeton University National Titles 8 PSA Titles 0 Racquet HEAD Coach Peter Nicol ...

Chris Gordon

Resides Queens, NY Club CityView Birthdate July 17, 1986 Hometown New York, NY National Titles 1 PSA Titles 4 Racquet Tecnifibre Coach Richard Chin  @gordosquash   gordosquash   www.gordosquash.com An experienced member of the PSA...

Haley Mendez

Resides Brooklyn, New York & Cheltenham, England Club Heights Casino & East Glos Birthdate August 16th 1993 Hometown New York, NY College Harvard University National Titles 4 PSA Titles...

Olivia Blatchford Clyne

Resides Wilton, Connecticut Club Chelsea Piers Connecticut Birthdate January 23,1993 Hometown Brooklyn, NY National Titles 2 PSA Titles 7 Racquet Tecnifibre Coach  @LivBlatch   oliviaeve_b   livsquash.com Olivia Blatchford Clyne first rose to prominence at...

Chris Hanson

Resides New York City, NY Club Greenwich Country Club / Chelsea Piers / Equinox Birthdate December 12, 1990 Hometown New York City, NY College Dartmouth College National Titles...

Athlete Ombuds

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.

Phone:  719-866-5000
Email:  ombudsman@usathlete.org
Website: usathlete.org

 Athlete Ombuds Confidentiality and Privacy Policy:

(A) In general.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall maintain as confidential any information communicated or provided to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds in confidence in any matter involving the exercise of the official duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. (B) Exception.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds may disclose information described in subparagraph (A) as necessary to resolve or mediate a dispute, with the permission of the parties involved.(C) Judicial and administrative proceedings.—(i) In general.—The ombudsman and the staff of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall not be compelled to testify or produce evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding with respect to any matter involving the exercise of the duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds.(ii) Work product.—Any memorandum, work product, notes, or case file of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds—(I) shall be confidential; and(II) shall not be—(aa) subject to discovery, subpoena, or any other means of legal compulsion; or (bb) admissible as evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding. (D) Applicability.—The confidentiality requirements under this paragraph shall not apply to information relating to—(i) applicable federally mandated reporting requirements; (ii) a felony personally witnessed by a member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds;(iii) a situation, communicated to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, in which an individual is at imminent risk of serious harm; or (iv) a congressional subpoena.

 

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