DUBAI, 5th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The International Cricket Council Academy, ICC, Dubai Sports City, today announced that registrations for the second term of its flagship coaching programme, 'The Warriors', is now open.
The second term will begin on 9th January, 2018. Players that sign up to the 15 week programme will receive a blend of coaching, physical preparation and game-play, under the guidance of ICC Academy’s internationally qualified Level 3 and Level 4 coaching staff.
Commenting on the announcement, ICC Academy Head of Cricket Development and Level 4 coach, Qasim Ali, said, "The first term of the new season of the Warriors programme has been incredibly successful and we’ve had over 400 players working with our coaches on a weekly basis. Our newly revised player pathway, supported by our newly established, professional coaching staff have truly taken the coaching available at ICC Academy to the next level. We have the best training environment in world cricket and we’re very proud to be able to offer the opportunity for all of our players to experience it, supported by expert cricket coaching"
As part of the ICC Academy’s commitment to developing the next generation of cricket stars, 10 young players we chosen to take part in the International Cricket Council Academy’s player development programme, ‘The Warriors’ and were awarded a full, one-year scholarship at the ICC Academy. This included three training sessions a week at the academy based in Dubai Sports City, and full access to its facilities.
Selected after two days of trials, which attracted more than 200 youngsters, the 10 developing players aged 13-17 years old have been honing their skills at the world-class facility this past season and will be continuing their development throughout term 2.
Will Kitchen, ICC Academy Manager, said, "We listen very carefully to what parents and players want from their cricket coaches and from an academy in general. At the same time, we’re fortunate to be very closely involved in international and professional cricket, including the UAE National Team, who are based full-time at ICC Academy, along with their coaching staff. On that basis, we believe our programme offers unrivalled coaching, in a world class environment; we cater for people that play for sheer enjoyment, as well as those that aspire to play professionally, we really are unique on that basis.’