PEAK PERFORMANCE DAY CAMP

Advanced training concepts and strategies to help improve performance 

Performance Day Camps 2022 – 2023

OCTOBER 22, 2022

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Location: Brady Squash Center, Yale University

 

 About the Camp

The Peak Performance Camp is open to all levels from grades 6th – 12th.  Peak Performance camp teaches advanced squash training methods and philosophies so that they can improve and attain peak performance on the court:

  • Learn how to create a better training plan
  • How to train efficiently to PEAK
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle
  • How to peak for tournaments 

Topics 

  • Movement
  • Technical
  • Tactical
  • Physical
  • Mental Mindset

Workshop

  • Video Analysis of college matches
  • Team structure & training
  • Managing student-athlete life

    Schedule

    • Check-in – 10am
    • Squash Session #1 – 10.30am – 12.30pm 
    • Lunch – 12.30pm – 1.30pm
    • Workshop  – 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm
    • Squash Session #2 – 2.30pm – 4.30pm 
    • Stretch & Wrap-Up – 4.30 – 5pm
    • Checkout – 5pm 

      Day Camp Details

      “Strive for Excellence”

      THE PEAK PERFORMANCE camp is organized and directed by Lynn Leong,  Brooks G. Ragen Director of Squash at Yale, and Principle of Pinnacle Squash.

      THE TEAM of Coaches leading this year’s Peak Performance camps are Lynn Leong and Campbell Grayson.  In addition, we also have a team of experienced coaches, mentors, and collegiate players who share the same passion and enthusiasm: to “strive for excellence” on and off the court.  

      Tuition includes lunch, healthy snacks and beverage

      Pinnacle Squash Coaching Team

      Lynn Leong

      Lynn Leong

      Principal & Program Director

      In May of 2021, Lynn Leong was promoted from interim head coach to Brooks G. Ragen, Director of Squash, and will serve as head coach for women’s and men’s teams. She joined the Bulldogs in 2017 as a senior assistant coach and then promoted to associate head coach in 2019 and interim head coach in 2021.

      Leong also serves as the Yale Athletics Community Engagement & Events Subcommittee chair.

      She helped build the rosters for both teams since her arrival, and her efforts and coaching aided the women’s team in its rise to a No. 3 national finish in 2019-20 and two All-American selections for the men’s team in 2020.

      Leong becomes the second Ragen Director of Squash after Talbott. She is the first-ever woman to coach Yale’s men’s squash team. Leong is the third woman to direct the women’s program and the first Asian-American squash head coach at Yale.

      Leong won two national team championships as a player at Trinity College, from where she graduated in 2005. Since coming to the U.S. from Malaysia in 1999, she has been a two-time Interscholastic individual champion at St. George’s School (R.I.) and a three-time, first-team All-American at Trinity.

      The former photography major in college started playing squash at her father’s club in Malaysia at the age of four and achieved a world professional ranking of 40 by 16. She was the Asian Women’s Champion (Jordan, 1996), a finalist in the U19 British Junior Open, and a finalist in the World Junior Championship (Belgium, 1999).

      Leong began her coaching career at the Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y., in August of 2007, working under Hall of Fame squash legend Peter Briggs. She has also served as the Squash Director at the New Haven Lawn Club (NHLC) from 2007-to 2017. While at the NHLC, she nurtured numerous players to achieve top U.S. junior rankings, including future Yale student-athletes.

      Leong, who received her level 3 squash coaching certification from U.S. Squash in 2015, helped coach two runner-up U.S. junior women’s teams at the World Junior Championship (2013 and 2015) while serving as the assistant coach.

      Leong, a Davenport College Fellow, lives in Branford, Conn., with her husband, Yiming, and daughter, Blake.

      Campbell Grayson

      Campbell Grayson

      Pinnacle Squash Lead Coach ; Assistant Coach Yale Squash

      Campbell Grayson, a 17-year veteran of the Professional Squash Association World Tour with 14 titles, joined the Yale Squash Program as an assistant coach for both teams in July of 2021.

      Grayson, an Auckland, New Zealand native, won two of those championships, the Cannon Kirk Irish Squash Open and the Northwestern Mutual LifeTime Houston Open, a year before he retired in 2020.

      Ranked as high as 24th in the world in 2020, he also helped his country to its best finish in over a quarter of a century at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships.

      Grayson won the U-13, U-15, U-17, and U-19 New Zealand age-group national titles. In the final year of his junior career, he also won the U-19 New Zealand International Open, Australian International Open, and the Scottish International Open. He placed ninth at the prestigious British Junior Open and reached the last 16 at the 2004 World Junior Championships.

      In Melbourne, Australia, Grayson also won the bronze medal at the 2006 World Doubles Championships. That performance earned him a position in the 2006 New Zealand Commonwealth Games. A year later, he began competing full-time on the PSA World Tour.

      As a youth, Grayson was selected to be a part of Auckland’s elite tennis junior squad and won numerous titles while representing Auckland at the New Zealand Junior Tennis Nationals in 1996. Training at Titirangi Rackets Club, his attention shifted to his father’s game, squash, at age 11. He won his first U-13 New Zealand Nationals squash title in 1997.

      In 2005, Grayson, awarded the NZ Prime Minister’s High-Performance Scholarship while studying at Unitec Institute of Technology and majoring in Sports Management. He was awarded the 2006 Sportsman of the Year Award at Unitec and Squash Auckland’s 2009 Sportsman of the Year.

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