30 Aug 2016
Welcome back and try-outs!

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Dear Parents and Students,

I would like to welcome all of you at the start of the 2016-2017 Academic Year!

Last season we celebrated many outstanding national and international sporting achievements in football, basketball, swimming, cricket, volleyball and track and field. 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 child becomes 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 thorough 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 favorite 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 student’s 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 in order to achieve success.

Parent involvement, whether it be as a supportive fan, housing visiting athletes, or volunteering at concessions, all are welcome to help in creating the community you 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 across the many families and cultural groups which exist in our school.

Please take some time to thoughtfully consider your participation in sports for the 2016-2017 year and complete the signups that will be displayed on the Sport 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 2016 to January 2017:

Football: U12 to U18 Boys and Girls

Swimming: U12 to U18 Boys and Girls

Volleyball: U14 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 2016 to March 2017:

Cross Country – U12 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 2017 to May 2017:

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:

Season 1

Swimming

When: 4 and 7 Sep,2016
Where: SS Swimming pool
Time: 2:45pm-3:45pm

U12, U14 , U16 (JV) and U19(V) Boys & Girls

Training commence on: 18th September, 2016 as per the schedules displayed

DIA International Championship: 15th October, 2016

IVEI Championship: 20th November, 2016

Cricket

When:

U14 Boys: 5 Sep (2:45 pm – 3:45 pm)

U16 Boys: 7 Sep (2:45 pm – 3:45 pm)

U18 Boys: 6 Sep (2:45 pm – 3:45 pm)

Where: Cricket nets
Training commence on: 18th September ,2016

Football

When:

U14 Boys: 4 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – Half Field

U14 Girls: 4 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – Half Field

U18 Boys: 4 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Field

U14 Girls: 5 Sep (2:45pm-3:45pm) – Half Field

U12 Girls: 5 Sep (2:45pm-3:45pm) – Half Field

U16 Boys: 5 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Field

U12 Boys: 6 Sep (2:45pm-3:45pm) – Field

U16 Girls: 6 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Half Field

U14 Boys: 7 Sep (2:45pm-3:45pm) – Half Field

U16 Girls: 7 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – Half Field

U18 Girls: 7 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Half Field

U18 Boys: 7 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Half Field

U16 Boys: 8 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Half Field

U18 Girls: 8 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – Half Field

Training commence on: 18th September ,2016

Volleyball

When:

U16 Girls: 4 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U18 Boys: 4 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – PS PE Hall

U14 Boys: 5 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U14 Girls: 5 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Boys: 5 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – PS PE Hall

U18 Girls: 5 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – PS PE Hall
U18 Boys: 6 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – PS PE Hall

U14 Girls: 7 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – PS PE Hall

U18 Girls: 7 Sep ( 3:45pm-4:45pm) – PS PE Hall

U14 Boys: 8 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Girls: 8 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Boys: 8 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

Training commence on: 18th September ,2016

Basketball

When:

U18 Girls: 4 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

U18 Boys: 5 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Boys: 6 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Girls: 6 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

U18 Girls: 6 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Girls: 7 Sep ( 2:45pm-3:45pm) – SS PE Hall

U16 Boys: 7 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

U18 Boys: 8 Sep ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – SS PE Hall

Training commence on: 18th September ,2016

Sports information & Schedules

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

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

In addition, I would like to invite everyone to support our athletes throughout the seasons of sports. 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!

Sincerely

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