Hi, Everyone.

This past weekend was another monumental one, with 50+ S2ozzies playing in three events across the country - yet another record for the hardest workers in squash. As always you can read Lyall's report on our Scozzie Blog, it's a doozie!

This weekend is another significant one in the US Squash World! We have the College Squash Association National Collegiate Women's Team Championships taking place in New Haven with S2ozzies represented up and down the teams. Additionally the High School National Team Championships are rolling along in Hartford, with Philly teams set to dominate. Looking forward to seeing our S2ozzie crew show the world how to do it - good luck everyone!

Three immediate things to keep in mind:

(1) Phase 3 schedule change! Phase 2 kicks off March 1st and the training schedule is here! We have had some great feedback from S2ozzie parents, and as a result have made several small modifications, notably the day starts 15 minutes later to facilitate travel and we have some additional SAS offerings! A reminder that Phase 3 is in some ways our most important phase and features the build up to Gold, Silver and Bronze National Championships. Much of the phase concentrates on technique and will have everyone well prepared for Summer Golds and more!

(2) Lesson slots for this phase have now ended and we are in "make up" week. Please contact your coach directly to confirm your lessons this week, remembering that lesson slots are 11 lessons over the 13 weeks. For NEXT phase you should contact the coaches directly to request your lesson time - ideally giving three options for days and times. If you'd like recommendations, or to discuss private lessons, please reply to this email with your thoughts and we'll respond promptly!

(3) Coach review and Planning Meetings continue next week and you may book online. The meetings will offer a review of player progress this season, and keep planning for goals and training moving forwards. If none of the potential appointments online work, please reply to this email and we'll find alternate times for you.

More to come on the following:
(1) Yes, we will be holding Spring Break Camp - details to come!
(2) Summer brings our annual S2ozzie Away Camp at Mercersburg - save the date, August 9-14
(3) Gold Nationals are on countdown, and we are poised to offer the best ever coaching experience - stay tuned, you'll want to know about this one!

Finally... Record Breaking Alert!!! The U13 S2 boys made history at the Baltimore JCT, as a record breaking 7 qualified for the event - over 20% of the total participants. If the fact we have 7 of the best U13 kids in the Nation wasn’t a big enough reason to celebrate, the future superstars went on to win 3 of the 4 grand prizes on offer! Well done to Classic Plate Winner - Aiden, Consolation Champion - Colten and Plate Winner - Daniel! Bigger things still to come as all 7 qualify for Nationals and aim to go even further!!

As always you can reply to this email with any questions or requests and we'll see y'all on the courts!

The S2 Coaching Team