college Squash insiders
applying to a us college 101
- Former World # 1
- Advisor, U.S. National Teams
- 23 Career PSA Titles
- 2004 World Open Champion
- Spent 10 seasons ranked in the top 10 in the world
- 4th Season Coaching MIT
- French National Champion and Represented France Internationally
- Manages Tecnifibre USA Squash Junior Promotions Programs
So you're thinking of perhaps playing squash at a US University? Here is the basics of what you need to know to get ahead and make sure your dream becomes a reality!
- Start thinking about it early! Start preparing when you're 14 or 15, don't wait until you're 17 or 18 before you even start talking to coaches and expressing interest.
- Take an SAT course before you take the real SATs. Just like you practice squash before you play a tournament, the same thing applies to the SATs. The SATs are notorious for having a learning curve to know how the test works, how best to manage time, and how to maximize your score. Don't just show up for your test!
- If English isn't your first language......work on it as much as you can. All of your courses will be in English, most of your classmates will only speak English. The better your English language skills are when you arrive on day 1, the better your chances are of doing well.