Sports Movement is a multi-sport organization based out of Austin, Texas. We provide top-quality coaching programs in Cricket and Soccer.
At Sports Movement, we believe that playing multiple sports helps a child develop numerous mental, physical and emotional benefits.
The mission of the organization is to become the leading multi-sport provider and the face of Cricket in the United States.
We aim to deliver a complete package of training, physical activity and competitive game-time to kids, youth and adults to excel in their sport of choice.
Our coaches bring their skills, knowledge and experience from a variety of sports such as Cricket, Soccer, Football, Track and Swimming. Our programs are designed on improving hand-eye coordination, footwork, agility, head position, body balance and muscle memory, among other things.
Training is specific to the individual and their objectives. So, whether you are here to learn a sport to just stay active, or wish to pursue a sport professionally, you are at the right place.
"The mission of the organization is to become the leading Multi-Sport Provider and the Face of Cricket in the United States."
Sports Movement is the only organization to offer a comprehensive cricket program at schools in the greater Austin area. Although played by billions of people in the world across Australia and New Zealand, UK, parts of Africa and Europe, the Caribbean islands and the Asian subcontinent, Cricket has hardly been played in Schools in North America. Sports Movement was founded to work on this challenge and to popularize Cricket in the grassroots level in American Schools.
It was Raghav’s passion for Sports that led to the birth of Sports Movement. Growing up in Southern India, Raghav played numerous sports such as Cricket, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, track and Table tennis (Ping-Pong) from a young age. But he had a natural affinity towards Cricket and took to it more easily.
He has played competitive Cricket in India, Singapore, UK and America.
In Singapore, he worked as a Cricket coach teaching kids and youth across the under-10, Under-13 and Under-16 levels. He is also a level 1 Asian Cricket Council umpire having officiated in numerous competitive league and National games.
He is fanatical about Sports and is a big Liverpool fan! He continues to play competitive Cricket, Badminton and Table Tennis in Austin and Houston.
In his free time, he can be seen jogging around Ladybird Lake or spending time exploring Austin with his wife.
Raghu grew up in South India playing various sports such as Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis and Tennis. A complete Sports fanatic, Raghu started Cricket when he was just 5 years old. He subsequently played for his High School team and other leagues in the city. His entry into the USA was through Texas A&M University, and it is no surprise that he represented them for 2 years in the American College Cricket tournament conducted at Florida.
He always had a very special interest towards Youth coaching. He has always loved to see kids get together and play Sport. Raghu realizes that kids getting together to play any Sport has become more challenging now compared to how it was when he was growing up, mainly due to technology and other challenges that kids have these days. That’s why, as a Cricket coach for Sports Movement, he wants to impart to kids and youth the importance of team sport in their life. He wishes to inculcate the values of inclusivity, competitiveness and equality in them, through the power of Sport.
Raghu is a big fan of MS Dhoni, Federer and Shane Bond. Apart from his weekly indulgences in Cricket, he is an avid runner and keeps himself fit. You can see him at the Williamson County parks in Austin on weekday evenings, running his way to the perfect physique.
Harsha was born in South India and has been an ardent cricket lover throughout his life. He has been actively participating in the sport since his younger days and has constantly followed the game ever since. When one sees him play the game, it is absolutely impossible to think that he learnt it without any formal training. But that aspect along with his passionate love for the sport has kept him humble and a diligent student throughout. He bowls fast medium pace, bats at the top of the order and is an extraordinary athletic fielder.
A brilliant athlete in every sense of the word, Harsha has represented his school and undergraduate college in Cricket. Like all other coaches at Sports Movement, he continues to play competitive Sport (Cricket in his case) even today.
He firmly believes that team sport teaches important values such as leadership and team work, and keeps players hungry and yet humble. As a Coach, he is loved by his students, and you can often hear him tell them that it is the mindset that makes a sportsman what he/she is.
As a competitive sportsman and a Sports Coach, Harsha gives a lot of importance to physical and mental fitness. Apart from Cricket, he also loves to play Badminton, Tennis, ping pong and volleyball. Harsha is also a tech geek and works in the technology industry.
Through his work for Sports Movement, he not only wishes to impart his knowledge and skills to the players, but also create an active and inclusive environment for them to learn and flourish.
Josh’s experiences with Soccer started way back in 1994 when he played for his first team at school and college. After that, he started to volunteer to coach for his younger brother’s teams. For the last 5 seasons, Josh coached for the FC Westlake Academy. Soccer brings the best out of him, and his passion for the sport can be easily seen if one witnesses the way he interacts with kids and teaches them the sport. Last summer, Josh had the pleasure of coaching for FC Barcelona’s summer camps across the states.
He has also coached kids in many schools around Austin, and has loved every bit of it. A great coach with a great sense of humor, he is also a favorite amongst kids wherever he goes.
Josh has exemplary people skills, abundant energy and an infectious passion for Sports. Soccer brings the best out of him and he believes that through Soccer, he can bring the best out of every child. Whether it is teaching kids soccer skills or life skills, he gives his best shot every single time. Through his work for Sports Movement, Josh hopes to help many more kids develop their love of his favorite pastime as well as their skills with a ball at their feet.
Mariana has worked with kids since she was 17. She has taught swimming for the YMCA competitive swim team, worked at preschools, conducted afterschool programs and taught soccer to youth across the city. She decided to pursue youth coaching because although she loved being a preschool teacher, she felt that being indoors for too long wasn’t her thing, and so decided to combine her passion of working with kids with her love of pursuing an active lifestyle.
Mariana also loves bouldering, hiking, going on road trips, reading, basketball, tennis, sand volley and softball. She likes to live by knowing that she is here to become a better version of herself physically, mentally and spiritually. As a kid, she spent most of her time playing outdoor sports, and continues to do that as an adult, as that helps keep her grounded and provides her an outlet to express herself. She hopes to give kids the same environment to let them grow and express themselves in healthy ways.
She believes that the fabulous work she does for Sports Movement will give kids a healthy, positive foundation and an environment to grow and change our future for the better.
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY Angel comes with great athletic experience as an athlete and as a coach. Angel began sports at the young age of 6 and excelled in martial arts, by achieving his 1st degree black belt at age 13. Angel also began teaching at this age and eventually relocated to South Carolina where he wrestled at the high school and college levels.
Angel has coached several different youth sports for almost 15 years including wrestling, soccer, basketball and football to name a few. His passion for sports as a kid developed into a passion to pass on his knowledge and experience as a coach.
Angel believes that respect and responsibility is a key requirement for athletes to excel both on and off the field. Angel looks forward to using his experience as an athlete and coach to take youth training to the next level.
Mason was born in NYC but spent his entire childhood here. And as a kid, he played various sports at school and club level. His first sport was soccer at the age of 3! Since then, he has played competitive basketball, lacrosse, and also soccer all through his life. He continues to play sport competitively every week to stay fit and maintain his network of people.
Mason’s experience as a coach spans many sports across various age groups. He first started teaching sport in his Senior year when we was a Swim tutor in-charge of coaching a school swim team. And most recently he spent the winter in Vail, Colorado teaching skiing to all levels of skiers from the age of 4 to 15.
The thing he loves most about playing and teaching sport is the opportunity to create bonds with various people from different backgrounds. Participation in Sport has allowed Mason to grow together with his teammates and has also enabled him to experience a sense of accomplishment. As a coach, he wishes to transfer a similar experience to kids and youth and make them better in sport and life through hard work, practice and sincerity.
A complete Sports lover and a true sportsman, Fernando hails from the lovely country of Venezuela. Since childhood, Fernando has competed at different levels in various water sports, ball sports and combat sports. He is also a passionate athlete who gives tremendous importance to fitness and body building.
Fernando has worked as a Soccer coach in Texas and in his hometown, and has trained numerous kids and youth in pursuing their sporting dreams. His passion for sports and his desire to impact the lives of youth through Sport was what brought him to Sports Movement.
He is also a passionate traveller. His biggest dream is to travel all around the world practicing different sports in different countries and get the opportunity to know more about other cultures and meet new people.
Austen’s background is interlaced with student-athlete activities and interaction with children of all ages. Having competed in soccer, football and track and field for over 10 years, Austen has seen first hand the important role that Sport has played in developing self-esteem, coordination and sportsmanship in his own life. As a coach, he imparts this knowledge to kids through Sport by creating a fun-filled, engaging and competitive atmosphere.
Austen’s passion for Sport has also allowed him to coach children with disabilities and teach them basic motor skills needed in life. His most recent endeavour has also led him into the field of refeering youth sports.
Austen considers his work at Sports Movement as an opportunity to reach out to children and transform their lives by teaching Sport. He wishes to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science to grow his passion further.
Message from the Owner
"Sport has led me to achieve unbelievable things and continues to spur me on past the difficult moments in life. The sheer desire to again hold a Cricket bat and to kick a soccer ball on the turf took me past a degenerative knee condition that prevented me from playing any sport for 5 years.
Playing Sport helped me develop numerous life skills such as teamwork, leadership and competitiveness. It also made me more tolerant and got me friends from all walks of life. Sport has no doubt been my biggest motivator!
The biggest gift my parents gave me was introducing me to multiple sports at an age of 4, and this is exactly what I want to do as an Entrepreneur – to teach sport to children from a very young age at the most fundamental, grassroots level – in Schools! Sports Movement was started for this reason."