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 firstname.lastname@example.org or The Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach Paul Assaiante at email@example.com.
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.
(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.