The Omaha Cricket Association is pleased to announce that it will create an in-house youth development program that will ultimately split into U-11, U-13, U-15 and U-17 teams. The intention of the OCA is that the young players it develops will one day play on the OCA 2nd XI, and then compete for spots on the OCA First XI.
OCA has, for many years, been involved in outreach to youth in the Omaha area, delivering cricket sets and instruction under the auspices of the USYCA. These efforts will continue, however OCA now looks to reap the first harvests of these efforts by coaching these children directly through its own youth development and player pathway system.
Omaha Youth Cricket Association(OYCA/OCA) committee member Bhaskar Setti said "OYCA had conducted a total of 38 cricket camps for 4184 children, 642 (coached/P.E teachers/Parents), 30 schools/ 1 school board included, 16 community centers and 1 church in past 3 years and still counting number of youth institutions and schools in the pipeline. Our records and hard work shows our commitment to develop cricket from the grass roots level. Our partnership with USYCA had accomplished greater heights in reaching out to communities to develop the sport of cricket. OYCA and USYCA have donated more than 60 cricket sets to children/schools/Community centers till now and will continue to do more in the future"