LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA: The national governing body for cricket in the USA, the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) has announced the USACA Membership Programme for 2014.
The Board of USACA has unveiled its plan to assist the Regions across the country gear up for a highly successful 2014 US cricket season. The USACA Governance Process highlighted several areas that USACA will strive to address in the future.
One of the key recommendations from the Governance Review process was a greater emphasis by USACA to support the Regional bodies across the country and include them in the operations of the National Body. In response, USACA has developed a strategy to empower the Regions by providing financial support that will allow each Regional Board to play a significant role in the development of cricket at a local level.
The theme of ‘Empowering the Regions’ is the foundation in which USACA’s activities this year will be based. The first step in the process is to assist the Regions to raise much needed funds in order to deliver local development programmes initiatives and to support efforts to field a team in the 2014 US Cricket Championships to be held in Indianapolis in August. The 2014 USACA Membership programme is underway and this year will see the membership dues allocated evenly between the NGB and the Region.
USACA Members will pay $200 per Team in 2014 with $100 per Team going to the Region.
Regions will receive a further incentive if their Leagues and Clubs pay their USACA Membership dues prior to March 31st 2014. For every membership received prior to this date, USACA will distribute $25 per Team back to the Region.
USACA has also unveiled an individual membership category called “Supporter Membership” aimed at US cricket fans that may or may not be directly involved with a League or team, but want to be part of the US cricket scene and keep up to date with all of the activity of US cricket. For $50, Supporter Members receive a special Supporter Member pack and a host of member only benefits thanks to USACA’s commercial partners. In this category, $40 per Supporter Membership will go directly to the Regions to support development in the local area.
USACA President Mr. Gladstone Dainty explained the approach; “Our Regions have always been integral to the success of US cricket, but at times have not had access to the resources that they needed to be effective. The Board of USACA is committed to working with our Regions and our members to provide help both financially and via people with the experience and skills to help.
The 2014 USACA Membership Programme has been designed to help Regions directly and quickly secure financial resources to ensure that this is a great year for our sport. I encourage all our members to renew as quickly as they can so that we can begin the year on a positive footing” he said.
For further information on the 2014 USACA Membership Programme, please visit www.usaca.org or contact the USACA office;
Mr. Darren Beazley
Chief Executive Officer – USACA
Office: +1 (561) 839 1888
Cell: +1 (561) 345 5155