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ACF Celebrates 10 Years Of Cricket Coaching Education In USA


The ACF coach certification program managed and executed by the well-respected Jatin Patel, Multi-sport coach, Cricket Hall of famer with the Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrates its 10th anniversary this week.


The Cricket Coach Education program was launched in May 2014 The unique cricket coach certification program is designed from an American coach’s perspective on how educators at schools & colleges understand the game and teach to the scholars. Following such guidelines to educate Americas for sport cricket, it is expected that coaching cricket to American boys and girls would be much easier, as well as certifying the coaches, based on coaching techniques employed by American sport coaches.

The Level 2 coaching certification program was launched one year later in 2015. Before the 219 Corona pandemic ACF Join hands with the Omtex Sports in India to launch T20 based global coaching virtual programs. ACF also actively involved in few statewide Scholastic education programs in USA,


To date, ACF conducted 86 weekend coaching clinics, some of them with the Cricket Legends to train coaches in most of the states includes many schoolteachers, educators and future PE teachers trained at Nine universities in the last ten years, and many PE teachers at the elementary school levels,

The Level 1 scholastic program consists of coaching the basics and introducing to the cricket as a part of the Physical Education (PE) curriculum in schools.


ACF Level 2 certified coaches are trained to offer training to Level 1 coaches, and there is an ample number of available instructors to do so year-around, on demand basis. As of May 2024, there are more than 500 ACF level 2 certified coaches in the USA, and that does not include out of Country coaches, school, and college educators.

In just ten years the ACF cricket-coaching program has established itself as USA’s only cricket coaching program that is based on how educators in the USA best understand the game of cricket and how they prefer to teach their youth scholars in schools and colleges.

ACF coaching program leads education projects or programs in USA, ACF continues to expand its coach’s network in the USA, while helping leagues and club communities develop youth cricket programs, by sponsoring coaching camps at no cost to those hosting the training clinics.


The ACF – “for the coaches and by the coaches” will continue to develop initiatives and programs that simplify the coaching cricket to an American audience and youth still skeptical about the sport.


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