World's First R66T Cricket Academy in the USA
Posted on 14th September 2023 at 16:40
The R66T Academy is delighted to announce a new game-changing partnership with US-based sports facility, Olympic Indoor Sports.
Our partnership will see the launch of the first-ever full-time R66T Cricket Academy, which will provide players with expert coaching, based upon the principles of our High Performance Program in Adelaide, alongside training in the state-of-the-art facilities at Olympic Indoor Sports.
The Academy will be based in Columbia, Baltimore, Maryland with players training throughout the week and matches arranged on weekends. The Academy is set to launch on 1st November and we welcome applications from players in and around the Maryland area who wish to join the Academy this season.
It will be open to players aged six to 19, and we will have U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 teams representing the Academy in competitive matches. There will be up to two games played on weekends during the summer season (April 15 - October 15).
Olympic Indoor Sports is a high-performance facility that specialises in cricket, baseball and softball. They help young athletes gain confidence and improve by providing a comprehensive space for rising stars to achieve their athletic aspirations.
Shaun Seigert, High Performance Director, has been running our High Performance Program for more than 17 years and has developed many high-level players - including Joe Root - who have graduated from the program and since gone on to play First-Class and International cricket.
Training will focus on developing players’ skills, physicality, tactical understanding and mental strength, with the ultimate goal of improving their all-round ability on the pitch. Moreover, we are also focused on developing players' character and helping them flourish away from the pitch.
All aspects of the game - batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping - will be covered in-depth during the program, and players will work on their strength and conditioning in high-quality facilities. Our coach(es) will also ensure players are actively looking to improve their game awareness and understanding of the game.
Discussing the partnership and launch of the first-ever full-time R66T Academy, Chris Millard, R66T Academy Managing Director, said: "Everyone at The R66T Academy is absolutely thrilled about the partnership with Olympic Indoor Sports and the launch of our first ever full-time cricket academy. We’ve done a lot of work in the US recently and we’ve seen how much cricket is growing across the country and we want to be a part of that to help drive this growth whilst developing players and coaches.
"The state-of-the-art facilities OIS are able to offer is one of many reasons we opted to partner with them. Together with our expert coaches and truly High Performance Training Program, we believe we have an offering for young players like nothing else in the US. We are committed to long term development of the game in the US.
"We want to be seen as a cause for good in supporting Cricket in the US and helping it reach its true potential. We have ambitious growth plans and can’t wait to see our first full time programme launch."
Chandra Sabbavarpu, Olympic Indoor Sports Managing Partner, added: "It is fantastic that we are announcing this partnership with The R66T Academy. The Olympic Indoor Sports is a brand new facility that has been developed over the last few months. The facility covers 20,000 square foot with 14 batting cages, making this an extensive space for players to train and to host the R66T Cricket Academy."
What can players expect from The R66T Cricket Academy?
Development plan and monthly evaluation/feedback on player development and progress with the KPI's & metrics
More personal attention from coaches
Challenging and developing players in all aspects of the game (mental, physical, tactical, technical and game awareness)
Six cricket lanes (plus two machine lanes with live feed and delayed feed video analysis - using domed cameras and cameras with instant feedback on the monitors)
Radar speed gun integration with HiTtrax hitting machine sensors for live metrics
Dedicated BOLA machine lanes with auto feeder for repetition of shots
HiTtrax machines that provide technical feedback to the players on their timing and power hitting
Synthetic beige cricket pitch
In-house Strength & Conditioning coaching tailored specifically to cricket
Practise for free anytime the lanes are free and available
Drills/exercises to practise at home after training sessions at the Academy
Players can still participate in High Performance Camps, specialist clinics, MLC or bilateral games in collaboration with other academies/clubs (no restriction)
The Academy will officially launch on later this year, applications for players are now open.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Please note: If you are a parent of a player in the Baltimore or Maryland area, register your interest by completing the form below and Olympic Indoor Sports will be in touch with more details in due course. The discussions will be casual and informal and treated with confidentiality.
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