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USYCA Hosts Its First ICC Level I Coaching Course

                                      Coach Wendell Coppin and the particpants in the Level I Course


This past weekend, USYCA hosted its first ICC Level I Coaching Course at the Greenbelt Sportsplex in Maryland. Particpants paid $50 each for the three-day course, with many traveling a great distance for the event, from places such as California, Texas, Chicago and Atlanta. ICC America's Regional Development Officer Wendell Coppin led the instruction, which included training both in the classroom and on the field.

Those receiving certification displayed great camaraderie and enthusiasm, and will no doubt make a great impact on cricket development in their home areas.

In addition to the photos on this page, videos from the event can be viewed here, here, here and here.

                              Coach Coppin leads the particpants through a classroom session.

                                       A round table discusssion group working through an exercise.

In this exercise, Coach Coppin demonstrates that meaningful training can occur even in the most unlikeliest of


        The lunch tab on Saturday was picked up by Ashok Patel and the United States Cricket Academy.

          Particpants work on their batting technique on the indoor turf field at the Greenbelt Sportsplex.

                                                    Coach Coppin gives a bowling demonstration.

NJSCUA President Deepak Katte presents USYCA with two new cricket bats for its use in future coaching clinics.

The NJSCUA also made a cash donation to USYCA and presented Coach Coppin and Harrison each with an award:

On the last day of the course, participants talk about what they've learned and share practical ideas for coaching.

USYCA President Jamie Harrison is

presented with a set of ICC cricket-themed

cufflinks by Wendell Coppin.






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