May 15, 2012
USYCA has received this from Mrs. Mary Hamlin, Physical Education teacher at Avon North Middle School in Avon, Indiana:
"Avon North Middle School would like to thank Jatin Patel of Indiana Youth Cricket for visiting our school to host a cricket clinic for our 7th grade physical education students and also to thank USYCA for providing free cricket equipment to help the students learn cricket basic skills.
"Patel combined his professional cricket game skills and his high school coaching experiences to create a fun, skill based workshop for 60+ students in the middle school gymnasium. Beginning with a warm-up and finishing with a cool down session, he created an atmosphere of "let them play and learn the game." Students enjoyed the session. Patel used drills from other sports that students already were familiar with to demonstrate techniques specific to cricket. As with other sports, cricket challenges students with athletic abilities and game knowledge.
"Most of the students at our school had never seen the game of cricket until today. Cricket is a fun and challenging sport that we are excited to add to our physical education program at Avon North It is our hope that students from Avon will continue to look for opportunities to play cricket in Indianapolis and central Indiana."
Keep up the great work, Jatin!