After a very successful tour of Barbados last Easter, Queens United Cricket Academy (QUCA) of New York is taking various age group squads from across USA and is set to embark on a tour to Jamaica in the Caribbean.
Players from various academies will travel with QUCA staff to Jamaica and play in a series of games against local academies, clubs and other touring sides from March 30th- April 8th, 2018. Our staff are knowledgeable with the requirements for this overseas tour. Parents can rest assured that we will take care of all the arrangements and give their children a memorable experience. Parents who are looking for overseas experience for their child can visit www.quca.org for more information.
Having spent the domestic season in USA and Canada honing their skills and playing a series of games, the QUCA team will jet off to Jamaica, to get a taste of life on tour as a cricketer. Each squad will also focus on their continued skills development as well as taking time out to explore their surroundings and learn more about playing cricket overseas.
George Samuel, QUCA Academy director, Tony Hinds, Academy President and club President Austin Hutchison are looking forward to this post winter touring program. Playing and training week after week at the Indoor facility here in USA is a relief to players and has kept them alert, fit and in touch with the game. Our superb cricket development (coaching) team focus on ensuring each player develops their skills to a high level so that they can enjoy playing and hopefully winning games.
“However, playing overseas and touring as a team adds a totally different dimension. The opportunity to tour, play and train together in different conditions is a key part of what we at QUCA strive to offer our players. Task of adapting to the West Indies conditions will be a testing one. We want to enable them to become the best they can be by exposing them to as many different challenges and learning experiences as possible,” says Coach George Samuel.
“The experiences and memories that the players and coaches will collect on and off the field, during the tours, will last a lifetime. Along with QUCA officials. Two of our Level 3 coaches Cleon Smith and John Peter will work with our touring side. Regardless of the results, the friendships forged and skills that they will develop are equally as important as whether the teams win or lose. I’m really pleased and proud that we can extend this opportunity to North American players and coaches. ”