Kids Cricket Growing Up in Houston!

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HOUSTON: In the last three years, cricket coaching and leagues for kids under the age of 15 has really picked up in Houston. Cricket is more than just a sport, it is a passion for most parents who are native of cricket playing countries. Triggers Colts Cricket League (TCCL) has been at the forefront on developing kids’ cricket in the greater Houston area. March 2016 will see the beginning of the third year for TCCL’s cricket tournaments in Houston. This year is special as Houston will host its first U10 and U14 National level Cricket Tournament. 24 Teams from around the USA will participate in NYCL’s Memorial Day Cricket Tournament from May 27 to May 30.

Since 2014, TCCL has organized cricket tournaments with ‘taped’ tennis ball. This year, an extended 9 week cricket league will begin on March 26, with actual cricket ball. With involvement of ex USA Cricket Captain Sushil Nadkarni along with a team of current Houston professional cricketers, kids cricket in Houston is about to take a big step forward.

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Cricket coaching for kids is now available in different parts of the city. Katy Youth Cricket (KYC) and Energy Corridor Cricket (ECC) operate out of the western suburb of Katy and West Houston. North West Cricket Club (NWCC) coaching is held at off Highway 249 in the Northwest Part of Houston.

The southwest part of Houston including Sugarland, Missouri City, Stafford is served by Sugar Land Youth Cricket Club for the last three years. SLYCC, a non-profit organization, offers coaching in Tape Ball as well as Leather Ball. SLYCC is hosting the spring registration day on Feb 20 and Feb 27 (1 PM to 3 PM) at India House (8888 West Belfort, Houston, Tx 77020). All boys and girls under the age of 15 are welcome. Once registered, kids will receive structured cricket coaching from experienced coaches leading to matches and league play. At SLYCC, the motto is “We either Win or We learn” with focus on equal participation for all kids.

For more information, please call 713 884 6864 or email