Team USA Steps Onto “The Big Stage”
This is a very exciting month for US cricket and will see our National Team competing against the best nations involved in Associate cricket. Our National Men’s team captained by Neil McGarrell will compete in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier to be played in the UAE commencing November 15th. Our team represents a blend of experience and emerging talent that are hoping to give a good account of themselves in the T20 format of the game.
Orange County Cricket Association (OCCA) Youth cricket program continues to introduce cricket to new elementary schools in 2013 with a successful cricket demonstration at Gauer Elementary School in the City of Anaheim.
Certified Level 2 cricket coach Priyanga De Siva has joined the volunteer team strengthening the core of the coaching team and allowing a more structured approach to this program.
Two 45 minute sessions took place for grade 5 & 6 students. After a brief introduction to cricket and watching a match for 5 minutes on a big screen, students were eager to get out play the game.
Students got the opportunity to enjoy a taste of the skills involved in cricket and the session was very well received. Principal of the school, Dr. Debbie J. Schroeder is very enthusiastic about this program as it opens an opportunity for students who may not play on other, more established sporting teams. Dr. Schroeder assured us that she appreciates the follow-up assistance to train her teachers and conduct more detail student coaching at regular PE sessions.
This event was conducted by Shantha Suraweera (President, OCCA and Level 1 Coach) and Priyanga De Silva (Level 2 Coach).