Kings County Squash Tournament

WELCOME TO THE KCSC SEASON OPENER 2021

All levels of players are encouraged to enter! T-shirts, prizes and food will be provided.

Dates: October 28th – 31st
Entry Deadline: October 24th.
Register Here: https://clublocker.com/tournaments/12992/sign-up
Cost for Squash NS Members: $40 Cost for non-members of Squash Nova Scotia: $50
Contact: James Wiseman – Wisemanj@gnspes.ca

The tournament draw will be limited to the first 100 registrants, then a waitlist will be administered.

Health and Safety Protocol
1. All players have been double vaccinated against COVID or are U12.
2. Players who are ill stay home
3. Players remain masked while not on the court
4. Players do not wipe hands on the court surfaces

Intermediate Coaching Course

BECOME A CERTIFIED COACH!!

Squash Nova Scotia is partnering with Cole Harbour Place in October to run an intermediate Coaching Course. At an intermediate coaching course, you will learn to coach beginner to intermediate players in a club!

Course Overview:
Introduction to Competition – Intermediate Coaching Course
Learn to coach beginner to intermediate players in a club environment

Details:
Learning Facilitator: Janet MacLeod and Barbara Cooper
When: October 22-24
Course Schedule:
– Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
– Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
– Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Cole Harbour Place, Cole Harbour NS
Price:
– $200 – Current Squash NS members
– $375 – Non-members

Mandatory Prerequisite:
Before attending/registering for course à Coaching in Squash eLearning Module – Click Here (Cost $35)
Course Includes:
– 22 hours of on-court, practical instruction
– High-quality Reference Materials and Coach Workshop
– Partial completion of Intro to Competition Certification (Certification also   requires completion of multi-sport modules and evaluation)

Women’s Squash Week: September 19-26

Women’s Squash Week, which this year will be held between 19-26 September, is an international campaign to celebrate, raise the profile of, and increase participation levels in women’s squash.

Since the campaign’s origins as ‘Women’s Squash Night’ in New York in 2008, Women’s Squash Week has successfully hosted events around the world to promote the game and increase engagement.

This year, as squash returns from the challenges of the pandemic, the member federations have again put forward a range of amazing events.

In the US, the focus is on social, not competitive play to inspire players to get back on court after summer, reconnect with old friends, and introduce new players to the sport.

Similarly, in England and British Colombia, reengagement with squash after the challenges of lockdown is the mission, as well as encouraging new players to develop a love for the game.

Prior to Women’s Squash Week, too, is Squash Canada’s Women in Squash Encouragement Fund, established to promote women’s and girls’ participation in squash in Canada.

For more information about Women’s Squash Week and about how you can get involved, see the toolkits created by US Squash and England Squash.

 

National Coaches Week: September 21-23

National Coaches Week (NCW) is quickly approaching!

To celebrate your impact as a coach, we are offering a FREE Virtual Conference accessible to all coaches!

The NCW Atlantic Virtual Conference is hosted by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic in partnership with Coach NB, Coach NL and Coaching PEI.

The FREE virtual conference will consist of five hour long sessions from September 21st – 23rd, 2021. Each session will be 40-50 minutes long followed by 10-20 minutes of questions. Coaches will receive 1 PD point/session and will be entered into a draw for a Coach Swag Bag at each session they attend! The theme of the coaching conference is the Impact of a Coach.

Sessions are limited to 100 coaches. Don’t miss your chance – register now!

Please reach out to Kirsti Mason at kirsti@cscatlantic.ca with any questions.

COVID-19 Update: September 14

Covid-19 Update – Tuesday, September 14

The province announced that Nova Scotia will delay moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan until October 4.  Starting Oct. 4, people who are 12 and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together. While the policy is not yet final, it will apply to participants and spectators for indoor and outdoor sports practices, games, competitions, and tournaments as well as indoor and outdoor extracurricular school-based activities, including sports. 

We will continue to update you as more information about the details of the vaccine policy become available to us.

Quick Notes

  • An exception policy for people who cannot get vaccinated because of a valid medical or behavioral reason is being developed. 
  • Children who turned 12 between January 1 and October 4 this year will have until December 31 to attend events and activities while they get vaccinated; children who turn 12 after October 4 will have three months from their birthday. 

Links:

Province of Nova Scotia Press Release: September 14