On behalf of the Squash Canada Junior Athlete Pathway Committee and Board of Directors, Squash Canada is pleased to release the new National Junior Circuit (NJC) Program.
The NJC and Points Table Ranking Program are designed for High Performance Juniors in Canada playing at a National and International Level. They provide a transparent ranking program to be used for selecting squads, international endorsements, and National Teams. The Club Locker Universal Ratings will continue to be available for all players in Canada and provide an excellent approximation of their level of play as it relates to other players globally. The full NJC policy is now available (link below) which outlines important details on how to navigate eligible events, the points table and rules and regulations that pertain to the program. In addition, Squash Canada will conduct two virtual information sessions for athletes, parents and coaches as below.
Affected junior athletes and their support teams are encouraged to read through the policy. Items of note included in the policy are playing-up regulations at NJCs, withdrawal and default procedures and consequences, and details on the points for each position and the point adjustment for aging up.
- Click here to review the NJC policy: Click Here
Webinars have been planned for November 8 and November 11 to review the Policy for those who may like a deeper understanding. Register for the webinars:
- Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (7:30pm ET) Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOmvpj0oEtFIhRO__d7ilWva_mYJQJUl
- Saturday, November 11, 2023 (4:00pm ET) Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-muqTotG9Fhfu7hg242UyWkWTj-cHC_
Many thanks go to dedicated Committee members and provincial organizations for their engagement in the process of implementation of the NJC events and the creation and review of this policy.
Please see below the 2023-24 NJC events:
- September 29 – October 1, 2023: Ontario Gold 1 @ Mayfair Parkway; Markham, ON
- November 3 – 5, 2023: Alberta Jesters @ Calgary Winter Club; Calgary, AB
- December 9 – 12, 2023: Canadian Junior Open @ The Club at White Oaks; Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
- February 16 – 18, 2024: Pacific Northwest Jesters @ Cedar Hill Recreation Center; Victoria, BC
- April 5 – 7, 2024: Ontario Junior Open @ The Club at White Oaks; Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
- April 27 – 30, 2024: Canadian Junior Championships @ The Glencoe Club, Calgary, AB
Questions on the NJC Policy can be directed to email@example.com.