KSCA Academy

Welcome to KSCA Academy

The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) became the first ever state association in India to have its own academy, when it was launched in November 2002. The primary motive behind launching an academy was to spot and develop talent at the grassroots level and take it forward. The academy was divided into 3 age groups U14, U16 and U19 in order to give as many chances as possible for kids.

Another major initiative KSCA undertook was promoting cricket not just in Bangalore, but in the interior parts of the state as well. 6 new Moffusil/Zonal academies were launched namely Dharwad, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Raichuru, Shivamogga, Tumakuru other than the Bangalore academy. Each academy consists of a minimum of 4 districts and maximum of 7 districts to cover the whole state. Out of these 6 academies, Mysuru, Shivamogga and Dharwad have their own stadiums developed for academy cricketers, while other Moffusils which have rented grounds will soon have their own grounds.

All the academies have State-of-the-art facilities available for trainees. Highly qualified trainers conduct Fitness Tests for all trainees throughout the state during the camp. Pitch Vision which helps in tracking the bowlers key performance indicators (KPI’s) is used in academies. It tracks the bowler right from run-up till the ball reaches the batsmen. Video analyzing methods are also used periodically to monitor the improvements made by a particular player.

Academy coaches on an everyday basis send a report to the academy office about the happenings in the practice session in various moffussils. This helps people in other parts of the state also aware of the happenings of the academy. Currently, all the 40 academy coaches have either gone through coaching courses conducted by the academy or they are qualified coaches from the NCA.

Also specialist coach and coaches and director of the academy visit zonal centers periodically. Physiotherapists and trainers visit the zonal academies to train the boys and to guide the coaches in handling injuries in emergency and trainers train the coaches to conduct the warm up and warm downs in a methodical way.

Road Ahead

  • To open at least 10 more yearlong academies across the state.

  • Can have specialist camps in places like Shimoga, Mysore, etc.

  • Need to look into bring women’s cricket under the academy fold.

  • State coaches to be a part of the academy activities.

  • Academy nominee for the age group selections.