Running from February 12 to 16, children of all abilities can learn the basics or enhance their skills in the state-of-the-art indoor facilty at Dubai Sports City.
Budding Tendulkars as young as three can join the Cricket Cubs camp, allowing them to get a taste of what is required in playing cricket; hand-eye coordination, balance, agility and catching.
On top of that, those aged 7-12, can sign up for the Warriors programme, where they will learn specialist batting techniques, bowling skills, fielding as well as playing against their peers in fun and interactive games.
There will also be a special appearance from an international cricketer, who will be taking time out from his training schedule to meet the stars of tomorrow.
“Since launching our cricket programmes at the ICC Academy, they have been very successful,” said Will Kitchen, general manager at the ICC Academy. “The great thing about cricket is that it has so many different aspects, various kinds of bowlers, fielding positions, batting positions, game formats… there’s genuinely something for everyone.
“Our team of dedicated coaches will help develop those skills and teach players the fundamentals of the game which will be done in fun but interactive way.
“The children will love engaging in the variety of challenges that cricket has to offer and it’s a fantastic opportunity for them.”
The Cricket Cubs programme runs from 08:00 to 08:45, costing Dh500 for the full five days. The Warriors camp is from 09:00 to 12:00, and costs Dh500, including lunch. Given the volume of of international teams who visit the venue regularly, Kitchen insists there’s plenty of positives for those who sign up.
“There really is no other facility like ICC Academy in the world – the combination of our world-class facilities plus our expert coaches means the learning environment at ICC Academy is incomparable,” he added. “We want to make sure children this mid-term have fun but also stay active and this is a great way to learn new skills, meet new friends and have a great time.”
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