Elementary school kids see the future ! – & American College Cricket is in it !
Whether its College Football or the NFL, March Madness or the NBA, having a higher competitive level (not to mention role models) to aspire to, is the surest way to ensure growth in a sport. Basketball has seen a huge growth spurt worldwide because of stars like Michael Jordan.
Our American College Cricket players are visible evidence to any American youth, that there is American cricket, and there is a reason to play the game. Just as in any other American sport, now there are College stars in cricket for them to emulate !
The fact that cricket could be a part of their future, as they get their education is ground breaking for the sport – though it is normal for football, basketball, baseball etc.
Last March, at the 2011 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship, students and teachers from the local Elementary school in Lauderhill showed up to watch the college teams compete at the Stadium.
The enthusiastic kids and their teachers were treated to cricket demonstrations and explanations by college players, and American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah.