Current Training Sessions
8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
LEVELS 2 & 3
LEVEL 1 - Sunday & either Tuesday (Irvine) or Wednesday
LEVEL 2 - Sunday, either Tuesday (Irvine) or Wednesday, & Friday
LEVEL 3 - all days; Tuesday (Lake Forest)
SCYCA EXPANDS COACHING TO CITY OF IRVINE
SCYCA has been operating in the cities of Lake Forest and Tustin for over 7 years. Many players have migrated from numerous cricket playing countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, and Australia, but first generation US born players have also been benefiting from this program. This academy was created as a way to connect these players who are interested in cricket and to further the spread of the sport.
As a result of the restructured coaching program, SCYCA started training at Cypress Community Park in the City of Irvine. SCYCA expects more players in the city of Irvine to take advantage of the new cricket training opportunity, encouraging newcomers while also opening a pathway for talented players to improve their skills and compete at regional, zonal and national levels.
THREE SCYCA PLAYERS MADE TO MEN’S YOUTH – WEST ZONAL TRAINING GROUP
SCYCA is proud to announce that three players groomed by SCYCA were selected to the West Zonal Training Group.
Andrew Daluwatte - Started playing in Sri Lanka and moved to the U.S. when he was 13 years old. Since then, he has been playing with SCYCA and other local teams.
Rayaan Bhagani – Started playing hard ball cricket with SCYCA for U-13, U-15, and U-17 teams and for another local team.
Trishul Manoj - Started playing hard ball cricket with SCYCA for U-13, U-15, and U-17 teams and for another local team.
All these players took cricket seriously, attended practice sessions regularly and showed commendable leadership skills. We are so incredibly proud of all of them and wish them the best of luck.
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SCYCA EXPANDS THE TRAINING PROGRAM BEGINNING OF 2021
SCYCA is introducing restructured coaching program for 2021 by expanding the existing training modules to meet the demand expected in coming years.
The restructured program consists of:
LEVEL 1 – BASIC: Intended for new or recreational players; 2 days of practice per week
LEVEL 2 – INTERMEDIATE: Intended for players improve their skills to the next level; 3 days of practice per week, including a net session.
LEVEL 3 – ELITE: Intended for players who are serious about developing their skills and pursuing competitive Cricket; 5 days of practice per week
Commenting on SCYCA new coaching structure, head coach, Priyanga De Silva said, ““We are glad to have restructured the SCYCA coaching program some 5 years after starting the academy. The 3-tier program would certainly help our players elevate their skills rapidly. From the coaching standpoint, we look forward to continue guiding our girls and boys to enjoy the game and become highly skilled Cricketers.”
YOU DID IT GARGI AND HARIKA
It is my pleasure to announce that two SCYCA players have been chosen for USA Woman’s Nationals and Under 19 National Training Pool. Both started in 2014 with SCYCA and have always been consistent in practice sessions, combines, friendly matches and tournaments. They have not only learned to play cricket but have developed leadership skills and were great role models for the younger players. We could not be prouder of their amazing achievement!
The USA Cricket Women’s National Selectors have named the Women’s National Training Group, with an expanded group of 28 players. This group will serve as a starting point for Team USA Women’s program and our first international fixtures since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Training Group will continually be revised in consultation with the Selection Panel and coaches in line with the players' skill development, performance, fitness, and attitude.
This is going to be a huge year for Women’s game in USA, with ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka in July followed by the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier.
USA Cricket is also naming a Women’s National Youth Training Group for the first time at Under 19 level, with 24 players making up the Training Group.
SCYCA RETURNS TO CRICKET PRACTICE AGAIN
As Cities of Irvine and Tustin open the playfields to youth practices, SCYCA started regular practices on Wednesdays and Sundays under strict COVID – 19 guidelines. City allows only practice sessions but not tournaments or matches against visiting teams are not allowed.