USYCA – Featured in ESPN

The passion and dedication for the game and our efforts to promote it among the youth to bring cricket among youth is getting noticed. With all your support we can bring cricket which we all love to main stream.

“It was awesome and it was a great experience,” 12-year-old Lily Gengler said. Lily was the only girl in the group of kids, but wore one of the biggest smiles after the day was through. She said she’d love to play the sport again and when asked why, three of her classmates jumped in and chorused, “Because it’s fun!”

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USYCA membership keeps rolling along and growing

“The partnership with USYCA is a continuation of our vision to promote and market cricket to the younger generation,” said Dr. C.S. Manish, President of CAN.

“We are very excited about the various USYCA initiatives, especially the USYCA Schools Program, which will help provide schools with the necessary equipment and resources to encourage them to add cricket to their standard curriculum. This is the best way to gain local acceptance for the sport we love.

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend Jamie Harrison and the USYCA for their enthusiasm and vision for developing cricket at the grassroots level in the United States.”

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Schools get donation of cricket equipment to learn to play

The United States Youth Cricket Association, housed in Glen Burnie, has donated a cricket set to every school in Carroll County and recently provided training for physical education teachers.

“It has a lot to offer that we don’t have in most American sports, which are heavily dependent on physical skills to do well,” said Jamie Harrison, President of the United States Youth Cricket Association. “Cricket is much more cerebral. It has the mental aspects of golf and physical aspects of baseball.”

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National Fitness Blog About USYCA and Cricket

Usually the first thing cricket is compared to — for American audiences, anyway — is baseball. Cricket and baseball have a lot in common. In fact, cricket was popular in America long ago. It’s believed that George Washington’s troops played cricket in 1778, and Ben Franklin was said to be a fan as well. And this year the Baseball Hall of Fame is hosting a special exhibit on the sports’ shared roots.

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Cricket through the eye of Yankee Sportswriter

I would like to share the article written by Wright Thompson. Click here to read through.

Is Cricket going Mainstream?

It will take a while before cricket hits main stream. There is increasing awareness about the game and it will grow. We are seeing major news channels like ESPN covering the game and willow TV is introducing a 24 hour channel for cricket in Dish Network. But the sucess and the exposure to the game will come only by promoting the game in grass roots level. USYCA is doing its part and all the local affiliates are joining in to promote the game. I would like to introduce the game to all and below video links will provide some background about cricket in USA:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/498987.html

Part 2, 3, 4

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/498986.html

Eldersburgh Elementary in Carrol County – List is growing!!

On October 4, USYCA President Jamie Harrison brought cricket to Eldersburg Elementary in Carroll County, Maryland. Due to inclement weather outside, the presentation was held inside the school’s gym, which was no problem for the easily adaptable Schools Program. Jamie was there at the invitation of Debbie C. Buenger, one of Eldersburg’s two PE instructors and the 2008 NASPE National Teacher of the Year.
As an additional bonus, the cricket presentation was observed by Linda Kephart, Supervisor of Health and Physical Education for Carroll County Public Schools. Ms. Kephart was so impressed with the USYCA Schools Program that she immediately invited Jamie to present it to all county physical education teachers on February 22 at an in-service event at Winters Mill HS.

In a follow-up email, Ms. Kephart said, “Cricket is a great striking and strategy sport that can be enjoyed by students of all ability levels…. what a great addition this will be to our physical education curriculum!”

Story with photos:

http://usyouthcricket.org/2010/10/08/md-eldersburg-elementary-adds-cricket-more-carroll-county-schools-to-follow/

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