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HIGH ELEVATION & COLLEGE ID PRE-SEASON CAMP X JAMES WILLSTROP
August 18-25, 2019
Salt Lake City & Park City, Utah


Introduction


High elevation squash camp with former world number one, James Willstrop, one-time world champion, Vanessa Atkinson and former world number nine, Adrian Grant. Spend eight days in Salt Lake City and Park City to experience our specially designed high elevation training program led by James Wilstrop.

According to Outside Magazine, the Salt Lake City and Park City mountains rank in the top ten towns in the United States for high-altitude training.

Arrive: Salt Lake City, UT - August 18, 2019
Depart: Salt Lake City, UT - August 25, 2019
Duration: 8 Days
Group Size: 20 campers
Age: 9+

College
The camp includes an onsite College Recruitment Seminar for parents and student-athletes. These valuable sessions get to the heart of what recruiting is, how it works, how families can best navigate the process. Gain first-hand knowledge of developing an individual college roadmap focusing on the four recruitment pillars, Academics, Athletics, Finances and Social environment.

Showcase yourself and be evaluated during the Salming Salt Lake City Squash Open by some of America’s most succesfull college squash program coaches including Wesleyan University, George Washington University and Princeton University.


Staff

James Willstrop (ENG)

James Willstrop (ENG)

Vanessa Atkinson (NED)

Vanessa Atkinson (NED)

Adrian Grant (ENG)

Adrian Grant (ENG)

James Willstrop is one of England’s greatest squash players. James has won multiple British National titles, Professional Squash Association World Series titles (including one Tournament of Champions title), and reached the world number one spot in January of 2012. James loves to read poetry, play sports with his two sons and cook for his wife, former World Champion Vanessa Atkinson. James and Vanessa reside in Harrogate, England.

Highest ranking: No. 1
PSA World Tour Title(s): 18

Vanessa Atkinson is the most successful squash player of the Netherlands. Vanessa has won 12 Dutch National titles, one European Champion title, multiple PSA World Series titles (including two Tournament of Champions titles) and won the World Championship in 2004. Vanessa reached the world number one spot in December of 2005. She grew up in the Hague, the Netherlands and now resides in Harrogate, England.

Highest ranking: No. 1
PSA World Tour Title(s): 18


Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City, the only Utah city with an international airport, it still manages to emanate a small-town feel. Downtown is easy to get around and fairly quiet come evening. It's hard to grasp that 1.2 million people live in the metro area. While it's the Mormon equivalent of Vatican City, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns a lot of land, less than half the population are church members. The university and excellent outdoor access have attracted a wide range of residents. Foodies find much to love among the multitude of international and organic dining options. And when the trail beckons, it's a scant 45 minutes from the Wasatch Mountains' brilliant hiking and skiing.


Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive at any time. Start the camp with a four afternoon training session @Squashworks/University of Utah.
Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

DAY 2

Morning and afternoon training session with our staff @Squashworks/University of Utah. Finish the day with the Alpine Slide @Snowbird Resort.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3

Morning high elevation conditioning training @Alta Ski Resort. Afternoon training sessions with our staff @Squashworks/University of Utah. Evening exhibition squash match between James Willstrop and Adrian Grant.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 4

Morning and afternoon training session with our staff @Squashworks/University of Utah. Evening high elevation conditioning training @Deer Valley Resort.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 5

Morning and afternoon training session with our staff @Squashworks/University of Utah. Finish the day with a College Recruitment Seminar.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 6

Morning and afternoon training session with our staff @Squashworks/University of Utah. Start of the Salming Salt Lake City Squash Open.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 7

Salming Salt Lake City Squash Open
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 8

Have a final breakfast at the Hotel before transferring back to Salt Lake International Airport to connect with your homebound flight.
Meals included: Breakfast


Hotel

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Salt Lake City Marriott City Center

With an inviting blend of location, ambiance, award-winning service and luxury, this Salt Lake City Hotel is the place to stay if you want to be close to attractions like Temple Square, Gallivan Plaza, the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Salt Lake International Airport.

This Salt Lake City Hotel's spacious guest rooms are complemented by stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains or Gallivan Plaza, and feature free high-speed Internet, marble bathrooms and plush bedding.

La Bella Piastra, the Marriott’s signature restaurant, delights diners with fine cuisine inspired by the flavors of Italy, while the lobby lounge offers a relaxing setting for cocktails before or after dinner. For recreation, guests can take advantage of the impressive fitness center with views of Salt Lake City and indoor pool, or indulge in a soothing massage.



High Altitude Benefits

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According to UT Southwestern Medical Center, the In high-altitude environments, you draw in less oxygen per breath than you would at lower altitudes. That means each breath will deliver less oxygen to your muscles. This may sound like a negative thing, but living in higher altitudes and getting used to breathing “thinner” air can enhance elite athletes’ athletic performance in competitions at lower altitude. 

During workouts at high altitude, athletes feel like they’re putting forth more effort to perform as well as they do closer to sea level. The increased rate of perceived exertion is caused by altitude-induced hypoxia, which is a decrease in the amount of oxygen being delivered to the muscles to burn fuel and create energy.

As elite athletes acclimate to high altitude, they acquire more red blood cells which allows their blood to carry more oxygen. When they compete at lower altitudes, they get a natural boost to the muscles when additional oxygen is available. This blood expanding effect can enhance performance in elite athletes by 2 to 4 percent. While that sounds like a tiny improvement, it can be the difference between missing the final cut for a competitive team and earning a medal. 


Top Seller

8 Days
Early Bird until March 1st – $5849.00
Regular fee from March 2nd – $$6349.00

Register today.
Numbers are strictly limited to 30 signups.


Ratio

Coach/student ratio will not exceed 5
Sibling Discount
$500.00 (per sibling)
My Own Room
From $599.00
Parents Pricing
Price upon request (info@agsquashacademy.com)


Price Includes

  • All training sessions

  • All hotel costs for 7 nights

  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary

  • Salming squash racket & equipment package (value ($399)

  • Salming squash outfit (value $179)

  • All group entrance fees and activities

  • Potable water and healthy snacks throughout

  • Ground transportation

  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Airfare, or any airport taxes

  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs

  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer

  • Optional travel protection.


College Recruitment Seminar

The camp includes an onsite College Recruitment Seminar for parents and student-athletes. These valuable sessions get to the heart of what recruiting is, how it works, how families can best navigate the process. Gain first-hand knowledge of developing an individual college roadmap focusing on the four recruitment pillars, Academics, Athletics, Finances and Social environment.

Covered topics:

  • NCAA recruiting rules

  • Academic requirements and opportunities

  • Difference in college divisions

  • What college coaches look for in prospective student-athletes

  • How to market yourself

  • Scholarships and college funding

  • The role of prospects and parents

  • How to interview with a college coach
    (Q&A session)


FAQ’s


How many players will be at each camp?

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 signups.

What is the registration deadline?

There is no deadline for the tryouts. Participants are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is cancelation/refund policy?

The registration fee is refundable and refunds will not be granted for days missed.


Do I get a squash uniform?

The registration fee for all programs includes one kit comprising of a jersey, and shorts.

What do I need to bring to the camp?

All participants are responsible for bringing their own training gear including squash shoes, running shoes, squash clothing, and squash rackets.

Do I get a squash racket?

The registration fee for all programs includes one Dunlop squash racket and equipment package (balls, sweat bands etc).