June 22, 2012
Omaha Youth Cricket Association has conducted six more clinics, covering 296 children and 36 adults. They have five more community centers, a World Refugee Day Clinic and six schools still in the pipeline.
The OYCA's impressive "Year-to-Date Counter" is, Clinics: 19, Children: 2346, P.E. Teachers/Coaches/Parents/Adults: 200, Schools: 4, Community Centers: 15.
Here are the details about these six, along with links to complete galleries:
1) Benson Community Center, June 11:
45 children and 2 staff members attended. Four teams were formed to play two matches and OYCA presented them a free USYCA American Cricket Champ set. Pics below:
2) Columbus Community Center, June 12:
28 children, two staff members andone parent participated enthusiastically in OYCA's cricket clinic. Three teams were formed, two softball playing staff members and a parent were included in the teams and they promised that they will put their USYCA free cricket set to good use. Pics below:
3) Pipal Community Center, June 13:
50 children, three staff members participated. A small sized cricket play area was set up right in front of a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation which explained the basic fundamentals, and differences and similarities between baseball and cricket. Four teams were formed to play two matches and children had a blast. The community center received a free USYCA American Cricket Champ set. Pics below:
4) Rotary Club Cricket Clinic, June 13:
OCA conducted a cricket clinic for 20 adults from Rotary Club. Rotary Club is a service club with over 34,000 local clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide conducting several social activities for kids and the needy. OYCA is actively planning to partner up and help with their service goals towards children's events. Pics below:
5) Saddlebrook Community Center, June 15:
About 120 children and seven staff members participated in the clinic. A small sized cricket play area was set up right in front of a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation to explain the basic fundamentals, and differences and similarities between baseball and cricket. OYCA insisted that the batter's business is with the line not with the base/sticks to avoid children sliding on to the sticks or tagging the base/sticks with the legs knocking them. The children caught on fast and led with the bats to the crease. They also got to see a two minute highlight video from the World Cup final. .Pics below:
6) Florence Community Center, June 18:
45 children and two staff members participated. OYCA demonstrated fundamentals via the 10 minute Powerpoint presentation. Later the children were divided into two groups, U8 and U12, and played a couple of outdoor matches. The Tee-ballers had a blast! Pics below: