PPS OVERNIGHT CAMP
FOCUS: COLLEGE STYLE PRACTICES
Welcome to the 2019 PPS Overnight Squash Camp @ Avon Old Farms University
The PPS Overnight Camp is designed for squash players to understand and learn about playing squash at the college level. The sessions will have several college coaches who will share their experiences on how they run college practices. We will also have guest touring professionals who will share their training experiences. This is great atmosphere all players who are interested in playing beyond the junior level. The sessions will have numerous match play, mental preparation and game strategy. This will be a great camp for squash exposure with college coaches and to ask questions about squash. We will also have several college coaches who will also be participating in various sessions. All players must be ready to play at their best level. Though the camp will be designed as college practices; students in high school are strongly encouraged to attend. Avon Old Farms University has 7 International squash courts and an excellent dorm facility located within the campus for over-night stay.
Our camp is designed to help players to display their overall game “competition” and to participate in a “college exposure” environment. There will also be an “educational” session during the week; students will learn about various of styles of play and how to incorporate in their games. They will also learn the difference of style of play in college vs at the junior level. All information will help enhance their game to the next level.
We encourage all students be ready to play and ask questions. Embrace the positive competitive atmosphere – and they will love it!
Student to Coach ratio at 3:1
College Squash Exploration:
Parents Welcome Friday morning at 10:30 am for College Squash Discussion! We will have numerous college coaches ready to answer any questions.
July 7th – July 12th
Avon Old Farms School
7:45 am – Breakfast / Goals of the Day
9:00 am – 11:30 am Morning Drills “college style” practices
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Fitness
12:30 pm Lunch / Recap of Morning Session
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Videos, Mental Training, Discussion Groups
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm MATCHES and Coach discuss strategies
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Cool Down, Stretch / Review the afternoon Sessions
5:45 pm Dinner / Shower
7:15 pm Non Squash Activities – Soccer, Movies, Golf, Park
9:00 pm Lights out
BIOS OF THE LEAD DIRECTORS/COACHES:
Sahel Anwar is the Head Coach at Fordham University and the Director/Owner of Premier Performance Squash (PPS). PPS provides professional squash services to communities, including high schools and colleges, in Southern Connecticut, Westchester County NY, and Manhattan. PPS has coached several nationally ranked juniors. He is also part of the US National Team Coaching Staff – travelling with TEAM USA to international competitions as well as assisting in Regional Squads Training sessions.
Pat Cosquer is entering his 12th season as Head Men’s and Women’s Squash Coach at his alma mater, Bates College. Bates is a combined 309-200 since Coach Pat Cosquer took over the program in 2008 and in 11 seasons with the Bobcats, Cosquer has coached 3 All-Americans, 5 NESCAC Rookies of the Year, 4 NESCAC Players of the Year, several 1st and 2nd Team All-NESCAC performers and 1 (two-time) National Individual Champion. In 2010, Cosquer was named both the NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year and in 2016 he was named NESCAC Men’s Co-Coach of the Year.
Sat Seshadri is the Head Coach at NYU and is a Squash Professional of The Harvard Club of New York City. He has 16 plus years of coaching experience. He was The National Junior Development Coach for Indian Squash Academy located in Chennai, India. He attended Franklin & Marshall College and played #1. Currently Sat works with kids of all levels at The Harvard Club Of NYC. Sat’s ability to connect with kids on and off the court and use a more personable approach makes him the ideal candidate for our coaching staff.