Following the announcement of the Major League Cricket (MLC) Elite Talent Development Program last month, MLC will be conducting a high-performance camp at Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston from March 3rd – 9th, 2021. All the Scholars and Future Scholars involved in the program will benefit from the opportunity to take part in an intensive five-day camp at one of the best cricket facilities in the country, which will include competitive matches against the local Minor League Cricket teams. During the camp, athletes will be exposed to a range of training and match environments, including much needed experience playing on turf wickets. In addition to on-field content planned for the camp, Scholars will also take part in fitness testing and educational sessions facilitated by the MLC coaching staff. Overall, this camp will prepare the youth cricketers in our squads for any future competitive tournaments this year.
High Performance Coaches
The MLC coaching staff for the camp is headlined by former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, who will be joined by Dane Piedt, Corne Dry, Willem Ludick and Burt Cockley. David White, who is the Player Development Manager at MLC, will also be on hand to offer advice to the participants.
Major League Cricket is committed to investing in the development of promising young cricketers across the US, and we are excited about the opportunity to provide this talented group of Scholars and Future Scholars with exposure to a professional training environment, We are also fortunate to have a group of coaches at our disposal that possess such a vast range of knowledge and experience, and who are eager to pass this on to the next generation of cricketers in the United States
The camp schedule is designed in a way to give time for youth cricketers to finish their schoolwork/classes in the morning. After that, the players will go to Houston PVCC grounds to be part of the camp. Our high-performance coaches will spend quality time with each of our scholars during the camp. Training sessions at the ground will be followed by dinner and rest for the players. Post dinner there will be educational sessions at the hotel conference hall. The players would get to interact with the coaches in a classroom setting and get to learn from their experiences. Coaches will also debrief each of the players on their findings from the day, giving them additional tips on how to improve their skills.
The players will play a competitive 50 overs game and a T20 game during the camp against the Minor League Teams in Houston/Austin. This will be a good test of their skills and prepare them well for competitive play. Moreover, our coaches will be able to evaluate the scholars further and provide detailed feedback to their local coaches.
This camp represents the start of the MLC Elite Talent Development Program, which aims to accelerate the development of Scholars as they look to leave their mark on the Minor League Cricket and Major League Cricket competitions in 2021 and beyond.