Whether it’s football, cricket, golf, (or any other sport in fact), we’re all in agreement that there’s no better place than Dubai for offering our children the opportunity to excel in sports. Over at Dubai Sport City, you’ll have already heard that there are a number of excellent academies and Winter coaching sessions that come highly recommended by British mums – and if you’re quick off the mark, you could secure a coveted coaching spot for your child for the courses that start up in January.
Spanish Soccer Schools
Now in its sixth season, Spanish Soccer Schools are no newcomers to Dubai’s football scene. They will be kicking off their new term in January under the expert guidance of world-class coaches led by former Spanish International and Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado no less. Here, children will learn the importance of sporting values, as well as what the true meaning of team spirit and togetherness means, in addition to perfecting their ball skills of course!
What’s stand-out for this coaching team, is that they all have such a visible passion for the game and for passing on their knowledge to the students. Teams are age and skills led, meaning that children will be paired with like-minded and capable players who will not hold their game back, but push them to the next level. Offering spots for girls as well as for boys, if you have a child that lives for football, there’s no question they’ll be elevating their game with this supportive, and professional team.
Email BabithaM@dsc.ae or call 04 448 1555 for more info on course timings.
ICC Academy for cricket
Dubai Sports City is not only home to the headquarters of the International Cricket Council, (the global body that governs EVERYTHING cricket in the world), but it also plays host to the spectacular ICC Academy that offers, as might you might expect, world-class facilities and much more. From aspiring young players just starting to learn the game, to becoming a coach or umpire (and everything in between), you can complete your training at this superb academy safe in the knowledge that the coaching staff and standards are unbeaten anywhere in the world.
Starting from Babyshop Cricket Cubs right through to their ADIB Warriors, if anyone can, ICC Academy will be sure to ignite a lifelong passion for the sport as their early years programmes are designed to introduce youngsters to the fundamentals of the game from the best of the best.
We also love the fact that with plenty of international teams using the grounds for training each week, there are a ton of opportunities for aspiring young cricketers to interact with the world’s best elite players from the national teams – and that keeps their motivation ever so high!
As these young cricketers progress through the ranks, those demonstrating high potential will have the opportunity to test their skills representing ICCA itself.
For more info or to check out their amazing facilities, call 04 448 1355
The Butch Harmon School of Golf at The Els Club
The Butch Harmon School of Golf at Dubai Sports City is the first golf school that’s outside of the United States that’s already had sell-out courses for youngsters in Dubai. Butch Harmon is widely regarded as the best golf coach in the WORLD, (yep, and his school is right here in Dubai,) as well as the fact that he’s known for the philosophy that’s based on helping students understand their own unique game.
The programmes in Dubai, like with his US schools, go beyond simply improving golfers swing techniques, and instead, experts coach in areas of both golf and fitness, so they teach vital golf and lifestyle skills, dramatically improving the players performance at every level. Located at The Els Golf Club, their fun and dynamic programmes will instil a real love of golf in any junior player as they improve their skills on a steady incline. Just go and have a look at these young golfers in action – You’ll be blown over with what you see!
This popular golf school gets booked up fast! Call 04 425 1040 for course information and timings.
Dubai Sports City is in a convenient location close-by to popular residential areas like Victory Heights, Motor City, Jumeirah Golf Estate, Green Community and Arabian Ranches. It is there that sport is a way of life – where teamwork, ball skills, fitness and fun with new friends and exceptional coaches awaits those lucky enough to enrol. If you’re looking for a fun and safe environment for your kids to enjoy and to improve their favourite sports skills with some of the best coaches in town, then an exciting new term at Dubai Sports City awaits. With experienced and inspirational coaches, children aged 3 and upwards can join energetic training sessions to harness their passion for football, cricket and golf.
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