Loomis Chaffee School Squash Camp

Loomis Chaffee School

Windsor, CT 06095


Overview

The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Connecticut. State-of-the-art facilities include 10 air conditioned International Squash Courts. The Loomis Chaffee campus is surrounded by an expanse of meadows that provide 17 of the finest sports playing fields in the area, baseball and two softball diamonds; an all-weather eight-lane track; a 5K cross country course; Har-Tru tennis courts; and a golf practice driving range, putting green, and sand trap. The athletic center boasts a six-lane 25 meter pool, fitness center, two weight rooms, a double gymnasium with convocation center, a practice gym, wrestling gym, indoor golf facility, squash courts, dance studio, and training room.


Loomis' beautiful campus is located at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers in Windsor, Connecticut. Affectionately referred to as the Island, Loomis is within walking distance of the town’s center and its restaurants, banks, supermarket, pharmacy, public library, Amtrak train station, and other areas of interest. Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford and Bradley International Airport are less than 10 minutes driving distance, south and north of Windsor, respectively. Great shopping, movie theaters, and a variety of dining can be found within 15 miles of campus including Blue Back Square and the Center in West Hartford, the Buckland Hills Mall and movie theater in Manchester, and Westfarms Mall in Farmington. Student Activities schedules frequent outings to these destinations and others including Six Flags - New England.


About Our Coaches

Paul Assaiante

Head Squash Coach Paul Assaiante enters his 25th season as Trinity College Head Men's Squash Coach in 2018-19, after guiding the Bantams to a 19-1 record, an 11th consecutive NESCAC Championship title and their 16th College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship crown in recent years.

Assaiante guided Trinity to 13 consecutive CSA National titles from 1999 to 2011 and 252 wins in a row which is the longest winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports. Coach Assaiante has also recently returned to international coaching as the US Squash Coach, leading the men to a best-ever finish at the World Championship in Paderborn, Germany in '11 and the U.S. Junior Team to a best-ever 8th place finish in the 2012 World Championships in Qatar.

Assaiante’s professional athletic career was nothing short of spectacular. He was one-half of the U.S. national doubles championship duo in 1994 and captured the USSRA 50-and-over men’s squash title in 2004. Joining Assaiante will be members of the Trinity Squash Coaching Staff and Team.

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Ryan Tyree

Ryan Tyree is Mercersburg's director of squash and a member of the English faculty. He arrived from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., where he taught English and served as a dormitory head in addition to holding head-coaching positions in boys' squash and boys' tennis (for seven years apiece). Ryan coached a U.S. Squash Division 6 Nationals-champion team at Williston, and has worked with legendary coach Paul Assaiante on many squash events over the years.

He previously taught and coached at Eaglebrook School and taught summer-session classes at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts, as well as master's degrees in English literature from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English and in secondary education from the University of Phoenix. His wife, Haley, is the testing coordinator in the Office of College Counseling. The Tyrees have two children.

Education:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Phoenix( M. Ed); Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English (M. English)

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Camp Details

This 2 night/ 3 day training program is great as a standalone training camp as well as tournament preparatory experience. As the camp ends, Loomis Chaffee will play host to the ISABronze Tournament August 7 – 9 for those interested in competing in a US Squash Sanctioned Event. Campers will enjoy the perfect balance of technical and tactical skill training, individual and team competition and camper bonding. Come enjoy the comfortable dormitory accommodations at Loomis Chafee School and train in an first class space with great coaches and mentors to help you take your game to the next level.


Camp Check In: 10 AM August 5th


Camp Check Out: 4PM August 7th


Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.


Meals Provided: Overnight campers- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Extended Day Campers- Lunch and Dinner; Day Campers- Lunch Only


Evening Activities: After dinner, campers will enjoy more social activities including: movie night, ice cream socials, exhibition matches, recreational sports and workshops on recruiting, fitness, and leadership.


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