Youth Cricket Turns the Corner in the Central West Region

DALLAS (TIP): Cricket has been growing quietly in the Central West region of the USA over last several years. During the President’s day long weekend, February 15th and 16th, Youth Cricket showed its influence and potential at the Regional Youth Cricket Camp held at Lewisville, TX. Over 60 kids ages 7 to 15 with skill levels of Beginner to Advanced, from Dallas, Austin and Oklahoma came together for two days to continue to hone their skills in all aspects of the game.


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Picked up young to train in to accomplished cricketers

United Youth Cricket Club (https://www.facebook.com/ unitedyouthcricket) was established in 2010 to promote cricket within the community through a fun, familyoriented, professionally coached program for aspiring boys and girls from cricketing and non-cricketing backgrounds. It has three levels in its Cricket Program – “Colts”, the beginners, “Cubs”, intermediate level ages 12 and under, and “Tigers”, advanced ages 13 and over. The United Youth Program has partnered with Thiru Kumaran, a former international Cricket Player, who has brought his vast experience in coaching to the Club. Mr. Kumaran, known to the children as Coach Kenny, has put tremendous emphasis on technical correctness, fitness and teamwork.


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Fielding is as important as batting or bowling. Players being trained in fielding

During the two days, there was a cricket match for the Tigers, fitness and fielding sessions for the Tigers and Cubs, game simulations for the Cubs, and a training session as well as game for the Colts. Delicious Pizza and Vegetarian Biryani, along with dozens of doting parents, siblings and pets made the entire atmosphere look like a large picnic. The event was supported by many volunteer parents who are the core of the leading youth Cricket Program in the region. Earlier, United Youth launched its 2014 campaign by taking its message across the DFW Metroplex via Radio, flyers and personal outreach. United also extended the hand of partnership to Youth Cricket groups in Arkansas and Austin, creating what is expected to become a regional youth league. United Youth Cricket Club is a member of North Texas Cricket Association (NTCA).

For further information, please contact Praful Mainker, NTCA Youth Coordinator, at
Praful.Mainker@gmail.com (or)
Rajesh CV, ICC Certified Coach,
United Youth Cricket Volunteer:
cricketforyouth@gmail.com

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