October 22, 2012
On October 19, Indiana Youth Cricket Association added 54 more schools to its cricket roster at an Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (http://www.inahperd.org/) workshop held at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, Indiana.
Also, Karen Hatch, CEO for the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD), noted that the November 2 cricket workshop scheduled at Purdue University will be the largest event this year with 156 participants already registered and more expected as walk-ins; in all, 185 or more participants will be introduced to cricket at that time.
IAHPERD is an association of more than 1,000 professionals - 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.
Jatin Patel, USYCA 2nd Vice-President, said, "The IAHPERD partnership is tremendously helping our mission to expand school youth cricket here In Indiana. At this point we are exceeding our initial goal of just 100 schools by the year's end. With this event, INYCA counts a total of 162 schools equipped with USYCA American Cricket Champ sets and training material.
"Once the Novemeber 2 event is done, we will begin the second phase of our plan, which will focus on building youth teams and a youth league as well as adding more coaches and umpires to support this cricket growth in Indiana. We are well prepared for 2013 spring season, when we will launch more training sessions and cricket camps in Indiana."