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Dubai International Academy Welcome back and try-outs Season 1 - 2017-2018! Wed 6 Sep 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

I would like to welcome all of you at the start of the 2017-2018 Year!

Last year we celebrated many outstanding national and international sporting achievements in football, athletics basketball, swimming, cricket and volleyball. But the one milestone achievement was the UAE Teen Sports & Fitness Awards runner up a position at the Best Youth developmental pathway. This achievement once again put our school on the map as one of the best sports schools in UAE

While we have had many successes in the past, I am confident we will achieve even better results in all of our programs this academic year.

As your children become involved in the sports program at DIA, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments in their life. We always strive to have our athletes reach their full potential in all areas of the sports experience - academically, socially, and through the competitions.

Student athletes are striving to succeed in two demanding areas simultaneously- academics and sports. They have the responsibility of developing and working toward an educational goal as well as training in their favourite sports. We encourage and assist student athletes in maintaining academic eligibility so they can continue to participate in sports.

Success does not occur overnight; it is an ongoing process. Commitment is a very important part of the students’ development in sports. They must understand that coming on the day of the event or game is not sufficient. Athletes need to understand that practice along with all the other obligations is necessary to achieve success.

Parent involvement, whether it be as a supportive fun, housing visiting athletes, or volunteering at concessions, is welcome to help in creating the community we wish to be a part of. At DIA volunteering is essential to the success of the programme and development of school spirit. We welcome all students and families to participate in sports at DIA. Involvement in sports will help strengthen relationships between the many families and cultural groups which exist in our school.

Please take some time to thoughtfully consider your participation in sports for the 2017-2018 year and complete the sign ups that will be displayed on the Sports Department notice board.

I would like to take this opportunity to give you some information about the seasons and upcoming sports tryouts and programmes.

Season 1
September 2017 to January 2018
Football
U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
Swimming
U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
Basketball
U16 to U18 Boys and Girls
Cricket
U12 to U18 Boys
Golf 
one team based on golf handicap

Season 2
November 2017 to March 2018
Cross Country
U12 to u18 Boys and Girls 
Volleyball
U14 to U18 Boys and Girls 
Athletics
U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
Cricket
U12 to U18 Boys 
Badminton
U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
Tennis
U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
Netball
U12 to U18 Girls

Season 3
March 2018 to May 2018
Basketball
U12 to U14 Boys and Girls 
Table Tennis
U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
Softball
U16 and U18 Boys and Girls

Secondary School Season 1 Tryouts:

Swimming 
When: 
11th Sep 2017: U12 Boys and Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
12th Sep 2017: U14 Boys and Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
13th Sep 2017: U16 and U18 Boys and Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
Where: SS Swimming pool 
Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

Football
When:
10th Sep 2017: U14 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field 
10th Sep 2017: U14 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
10th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – whole field
11th Sep 2017: U14 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
11th Sep 2017: U12 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
11th Sep 2017: U16 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – whole field
12th Sep 2017: U12 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
12th Sep 2017: U16 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
12th Sep 2017: U16 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
13th Sep 2017: U14 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
13th Sep 2017: U16 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
13th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – whole field
14th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
14th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
Where: Football field 
Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

* training schedules will be the same days and times as the tryout session Basketball

When: 
10th Sep 2017: U16 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
10th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) 
11th Sep 2017: U16 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
11th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm)
12th Sep 2017: U16 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
13th Sep 2017: U16 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
13th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm)
14th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm)
Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

Cricket
When: 
11th Sep 2017: U14 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
12th Sep 2017: U18 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
13th Sep 2017: U16 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
Where: Cricket nets
Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

* training schedules will be the same days and times as the tryout session

Sports information & Schedules:

Detailed lists of secondary school events and fixtures will be displayed on our school web page www.diadubaisport.com

Please follow us on our social media profiles to be up to date with the latest news and results:

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At Dubai International Academy we have talented young athletes who participate in a wide array of sports teams and events. Our goal is to help develop student talent and give every individual the opportunity for success.

Also, I would like to invite everyone to support our athletes throughout this sports season. We will be delighted to see you out there cheering on our teams.

I am looking forward to another successful sporting year ahead!

GO WOLVES!

Yours in Sport,

Mihail G. Kouzev
Director of Sport & Activities
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Tel: (+971) (0) 4 368 4111 ext. 208 Fax: (+971) (0) 4 3619050; P.O. Box 118111, Dubai UAE
Email: mihailk@diadubai.com  ; web: www.diadubai.com