July 12, 2012
Karen Hatch, CEO for the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD), has confirmed the organization's interest in partnering with USYCA through Indiana Youth Cricket.
IAHPERD is a professional education association for teachers, administrators, researchers, coaches, students and other allied professionals who are actively engaged in and dedicated to the promotion of quality health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport and allied programming in public and private schools, colleges and universities, and community agencies throughout the state of Indiana. With mission to enhance the credibility of the disciplines within our Association through advocacy, professional development, and research-based pedagogies resulting in healthier communities.
IAHPERD is an association of more than 1,000 professionals in the Hoosier state. The Association is affiliated with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Midwest District of the Alliance (MDAAHPERD). This affiliation provides a strong national voice for its members on professional and legislative issues and keeps its members and the public aware of professional and legislative developments.
Jatin Patel, USYCA 2nd Vice-President, said, "This will offer us a very important opportunity to expand youth cricket through IAHPERD members to reach more schools in Indiana. The sport of cricket is now an additional option for teachers, and all members of IAHPERD in Indiana will be happy to add cricket as a variety sport.
"Our partnership will allow us to reach almost all teachers from most districts in Indiana. Indiana Youth Cricket is very happy with the new partnership to promote cricket education in Indiana," said Patel.
IAHPERD members will have more benefits related to school cricket for youths from this partnership. Plans and talks are in process to reach IAHPERD (http://www.inahperd.org/) members during 2012 fall or sooner.