For any youngster wanting to learn the basics of cricket or enhance their skills this summer, then look no further than the ICC Academy.
The Dubai-based venue is the place to be for kids with lots of activities, coaching sessions and camps available for children of all ages.
The Babyshop cricket camp returns on July 29 giving children between 7 and 10 the opportunity to develop their confidence and learn the basics of the game.
They will learn batting and fielding skills as well as playing fun cricket theme games every day. On top of that, there are also daily prizes to win as part of their fun competitions and giveaways.
Classes run from 09:00 to 12:00 and costs Dh650 per week or Dh130 per day plus VAT. The camp is held 29 July – 2 August, 5 to 9 August and 19 to 23 August.
For young cricketers, who have playing experience under their belt, can sign up for the ICC Academy’s development course.
Overseen by specialist Level 3 coaches, the course will focus on improving batting and bowling techniques while also fine-tuning their fielding skills. The course, which costs Dh350 for two sessions plus VAT, will run from July 29 to 31 and August 7-9 between 14:00 to 16:00.
For the first time, ICC Academy will also be hosting My Sports Academy Summer Camp where children will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including the sports zone, the splash zone, the creative zone, the imagination zone and game zone.
It will include football, dodgeball, basketball, crafts, imagination and games. There will also be Babyshop entertainers on hand putting on kids activities and entertainment including puppet shows and magic. Those wanting to spend the full day at the ICC Academy can also enjoy a special cricket coaching session which will commence after the multi-sport camp.
Already under way, the camp has been a big success and kids can see why it’s highly rated with it running from 22-26 July, 12-16 August and 26-30 August. The multi-activity camp will be held from 09:00 to 14:00 while the cricket add-on is from 14:00 to 16:00.
In what will be a busy summer, Will Kitchen, general manager at ICC Academy, believes there are many positives on why parents should enroll their children.
“Our summer cricket programmes have always been popular,” he said. “The opportunity for children to come to ICC and take advantage of our indoor facility has always been compelling. This year, we have adopted a different approach to the camps having listened to what parents and players have told us.
“Junior visitors to ICC Academy will see that we have a number of different offerings to suit a broader audience and to ensure we provide young people with a broad, high quality experience.”
What: Camps and courses
Where: ICC Academy, Dubai
When: Various dates
Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.iccacademy.net or www.mysportsacademydubai.com.
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