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Looking to play cricket and enhance your skills?

Whichever level you play at, you'll find WCI Academy to be the right place to learn new skills, improve physical fitness & game temperament, and meet new friends for life!

We're based in Austin (TX) and expanding to other cities across the U.S.


Powered by Gary Kirsten Cricket and CoachED

WCI coaches are trained and certified for high-performance coaching by World-Cup & IPL winning coach Gary Kirsten's CoachED through Level-4 Elite and Level-2 programs.


How we develop young talents – our process and activities

We deeply observe player's natural flair to play, evaluate and create an individual plan for development through following activities: 

Observation & Evaluation >> Training >> Games >> Adjustments / Evaluation >> Training >>

1) High-Performance Training

You'll train for batting, bowling, fielding / wicket-keeping skills in group and 1:1 sessions conducted by trained coaches.

You'll also be guided by international players & coaches in senior and junior age-group tournaments.

2) Local League Games

You'll improve temperament to execute plans while playing in local games: e.g. AYL (Austin Youth League) and CTCL (Central Texas Cricket League) for adults.

3) USA Cricket Games

You'll further enhance your skills and temperament while competing against other teams in USA Cricket's Youth Hub in Austin (TX).

4) National Tournaments

You'll have opportunities to play on our Austin Blasters teams in competitive tournaments like Elite Championship (MLC Jr), and Houston Premier League (HPL) for adults.

Our players and coaches in action

  • At MLC Jr Championship
  • Austin Blasters Youth at CTCL
  • Austin Blasters at HPL (Houston Premiere League)
  • Team Huddle at Youth Premier League Austin Blasters U14 with Harmeet Singh at TYPL 2023
  • Batting Clinic by Unmukt Chand
  • Bowling Clinic by Saurabh Netravalkar
  • Spin Bowling Clinic by Harmeet Singh
  • S&C Training by Burt Cockley
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Day-to-Day Activities

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
U9 AYL - - - AYL GT OS
U11 - GT - GT - HG/AYL HG/OS
U13 GT - GT - - HG/OS HG/AYL
U15/17 GT - GT - - HG/OS/CTCL HG/AYL/CTCL

U19+

- - - - GT OS/CTCL AYL/CTCL
AYL: Austin Youth League (Youth Games)
HG: USA Cricket's Hub Games
CTCL: Central Texas Cricket League (Adult Games)
GT: Group Training
OS: Open Session (Free)

2024 Summer Season Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1) HOW DO I START?

Please thoroughly read the details of programs offered by WCI Academy.

First, register for 'Free' Basic Membership to attend a tryout session. And, then make the decision to become a 'Premium Member' of the academy.

After becoming a 'Premium' member, the player can start attending regular Group Training and Games.

Please note, separate registrations and payments are required for 'Premium Membership' and 'Group Training & Games.'

 

Q2) WHERE DO I REGISTER?

You should visit registration page directly to complete your registration for membership or programs.

Alternatively, WCI can provide you a registration link. Please request for the link via email at contact@wcicricket.com or WhatsApp on 512-200-3012.  (We respond to email or WhatsApp on the same day.) 

 
Q3) HOW DO I REGIESTER TO BECOME A MEMBER?

After you reach the registration page, you click the relevant link to fill the registration form. #1.1) for Free Membership and #1.2) for Premium Membership.

Please note that "no" payment is required for "Free Basic Membership." For the 12-month "Premium Membership," you pay $120.

Please note, if you're already aware of the benefits, you can straightaway register for 'Premium Membership' and start attending 'Group Training and Games.' 

Please note, separate registrations and payments are required for Group Training and Games.

 
Q4) DO I NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER?

Yes. An account on our digital platform (by SportsEngine) will allow you to take advantage of tools (including an app) for schedule, RSVPs, messaging, viewing past registrations/ orders, etc.

 
Q5) WHO DO I NEED TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

Email us at contact@WCICricket.com your questions regarding the registration, payments, scheduling, group coaching and games, etc.

 
Q6) CAN I REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON?

Yes, but not at the same time. After you register one player, the Review page of the registration gives you the option to "Register Another Person." Choosing this option brings you back to the "Welcome" page of the registration to start the process over again for the second, or more, registrant.

 
Q7) WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER TRYOUT?

Understand schedule and fees with the Coach or Ops Mgr. And then, revisit the registration page to become a Premium Member and to register for Group Coaching and Games.

 
Q8) HOW MUCH IS THE FEE FOR PREMIUM MEMBERSHP?

For you, $120 for next 12-months or 1-year from the date of purchase of Premium Membership.

 
Q9) WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO PAY FOR? HOW MUCH ARE THE FEES FOR GROUP COACHING AND GAMES?

After becoming a Premium Member, you complete registrations for Group Training and Games.

There are additional fees for these activities (e.g., for U12, $25/session for Group Training and $20/game for games).

To make things easier through subscription, you pay for "full season" (e.g. winter or fall or spring or summer) with a monthly payment plan. 

 
Q10) IS THERE ARE CALENDAR OF DAILY/ WEEKLY AND MONTHLY ACTIVITIES?

Yes, there is a calendar of events by age-group. You will find the details on the Calendar page. 

 
Q11) IS THERE A CALENDAR OF MAJOR TOURNAMENTS FOR WHICH I NEED TO TRAVEL OUT OF AUSTIN?

Yes, there is a calendar of major tournaments outside Austin that we participate in. You will find the details on the Calendar or Program page.

 

Q12) ARE THERE 1:1 SESSIONS OR SPECIAL CLINIC LIKE SPIN BOWLING? 

Yes, we conduct focused 1:1 or special clinics from time to time. Recently, MLC player and U19 World-Cup winner Unmukt Chand conducted Batting Clinic and Harmeet Singh did Spin Bowling Clinic in Austin. 

In the past, Saurabh Netravalkar (USA Captain, MLC & Mumbai Ranji Trophy player) on Pace Bowling. 


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