"ACF's initiative will provide many opportunities to existing and potential coaches in the USA, and is also needed to educate and develop new home-grown coaches at all levels," he said.
"In addition, youth and women's development programs in USA lack coaches and this will provide the needed jumpstart in these areas. "I am looking forward to leading this first-ever American cricket coaching education and certification system, one that will help cricket rapidly expand in America."
ACF CEO Jamie Harrison said, "There has always been a vast, unmet need for coach-education in the United States, one that we have tried to fill, unsuccessfully, by asking others to do it for us. Now, those days are gone. "As cricket grows in America, this will become a critical resource for coaches and teams alike." "Cricket in the United States is advancing on all fronts, and the ACF coach-education program is just another example of that progress," Harrison said.
ACF's certified coaching accreditation program will also include renewals, recertification and disciplinary enforcements and standardized national cricket coaching accreditation. (IANS)