Cricket is our passion. Our goal is your dream.
American Cricket Academy and Club is honored to announce that legend Alvin Kallicharran is joining our family and will be part of our advisory board. During his recent visit to St Louis, our kids and parents had an opportunity to spend time with him and learn from his mastered techniques. ACA kids had firsthand experience to spend entire weekend show casing their newly developed skills and they received very positive and constructive feedback. Our family also learnt about his journey and what it takes to be successful. As we continue to grow and mature, we are humbled that Sir has blessed us with his continuous support and guidance, which will help setting up new pathway of cricket in our region.
American Cricket Academy (ACA) began in the summer of 2015. Our goal is to build a proud tradition of developing not just the best youth cricket program in the USA, but to also develop the athletes into productive citizens. Our Academy has three main pillars
- Character (Servant leadership, teamwork, discipline)
Community (Serving others, humility and sacrifice)
Cricket (play the right way - with class)
When addressing character we decided to give the athletes opportunities to show servant leadership through mentoring and assigning them various responsibilities. They take ownership of their actions and put others first.
This is further reinforced through our community pillar. In teaching our athletes about community we want them to reach beyond the cricket community and become involved within the entire metropolitan area. To do this and to further the character pillar ACA is highly involved with community service. Our ACA families do a minimum of one service project a month, We are proud to say we have not just our athletes, but also their families involved in each project, all these experiences and learning helping our families to connect with different communities.
Another way we regard community is by reaching within our own community. We believe strongly that ACA is not built on a foundation of one or two people, but by a strong foundation of all families involved in our academy. We expect all of our families to be involved in the day to day running of the academy. We recognize that not all parents are comfortable in a coaching role, but have many other gifts. What is truly amazing to us is that we rarely have to ask a family to become involved, and they work together to the betterment of all
When it comes to our cricket pillar, this is another that ties to character. So often in youth sports we witness less than stellar behavior from the athletes, coaches and parents. It is emphasized many times over in our academy that everyone is to conduct themselves with class. This means working hard on and off the field, conducting in positive ways and respecting each other and the teams and families we interact with.
American Cricket Academy started with seven athletes, and now has grown to around 100 athletes. We have in less than 9 months conducted two 3 day camps, presented to over 900 PE teachers, and over 1000 students through teacher development, state conventions, school presentations and assemblies, and reached out to various civil and government organizations to help spread the spirit of cricket throughout the state of Missouri.
American Cricket Academy hopes to inspire the spirit of cricket to be more than cricket.