We are Zayed Cricket Academy

Based at our purpose-built training facility at Abu Dhabi Cricket (home to the world famous Zayed Cricket Stadium) supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, our vision is to provide the ultimate cricket coaching experience.
We’re inclusive, we’re fun and we’re a family; whether you aspire to play professionally or simply make new friends through sport, we’re here for you.

Why choose us?

As one of the largest, purpose built cricket facilities in the UAE, our expert, highly qualified coaching team come from all over the cricket world and have vast experience in developing players of all ages, backgrounds and ability.
Our players experience coaching sessions and play games, they have the opportunity to train 1-1 with our coaches, they can tour overseas, experience the international events held at Zayed Cricket Stadium and much, much more.

Our Programmes

Group Coaching

What is it:

Our group coaching programmes run over 3, 12-week terms each season. They are designed to help players to experience and succeed in games of cricket, relevant to their age and ability.

All players will receive the following as part of their registration:

  • Coaching sessions and games designed and supervised by our full-time coaching staff based at Zayed Cricket Academy
  • The opportunity to be a Ball Kid at our international and professional cricket events
  • Regular feedback and coaching reports, so that every player understands what they are working on and how to continue to improve
  • The opportunity to play in regular tournaments, competitions and games with players from both the UAE and overseas
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities with international cricketing legends
  • A player e-handbook
  • An annual awards night for players and parents
  • A monthly newsletter

Who can participate:

The sessions are designed for players of all abilities and genders, we offer programmes for under 8’s, under 11’s, under 13’s, under 15’s and under 19’s

When sessions run:

Please see below for the session timings, dates and prices:

Under 8’s:

  • Designed to introduce players to cricket through fun games, skills and motor development
  • Players must be born on or after 1st September 2019
  • Term 1: 2 nd September- 30 th November 2019
  • Term 2: 1 st December- 28 th February 2019-2020
  • Term 3: 1 st March-31 st May 2020
Players can choose to register for the following programmes:

Monday

AED 600

Per Term (12 Weeks)
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Wednesday

AED 600

Per Term (12 Weeks)
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Friday

AED 600

Per Term (12 Weeks)
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Saturday

AED 600

Per Term (12 Weeks)
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Under 11’s:

  • Designed to prepare players for hard ball cricket and help them to play and compete in small-sided games of cricket
  • Players must be born on or after 1st September 2008
  • Term 1: 2 nd September- 30 th November 2019
  • Term 2: 1 st December- 28 th February 2019-2020
  • Term 3: 1 st March-31 st May 2020
Players can choose to register for the following programmes:

Wednesday

AED 600

Per Term (12 Weeks)
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Thursday

AED 850

Per Term (12 Weeks)
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Friday & Saturday

AED 1400

Per Term (12 Weeks)
09:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Under 13’s:

  • Designed to help players learn how to compete in hard ball, short format games of cricket
  • Players must be born on or after 1 st September 2006
  • Term 1: 2 nd September- 30 th November 2019
  • Term 2: 1 st December- 28 th February 2019-2020
  • Term 3: 1 st March-31 st May 2020
Players can choose to register for the following programmes:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

AED 2000

Per Term (12 Weeks)
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Friday & Saturday

AED 1400

Per Term (12 Weeks)
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Under 15’s:

  • Designed to help players to play in multiple, hard ball formats and in different scenarios
  • Players must be born on or after 1st September 2004
  • Term 1: 2nd September- 30th November 2019
  • Term 2: 1st December- 28th February 2019-2020
  • Term 3: 1st March-31 st May 2020
Players can choose to register for the following programmes:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

AED 2000

Per Term (12 Weeks)
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Thursday and Friday

AED 1400

Per Term (12 Weeks)
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Under 19’s:

  • Designed to help prepare players to succeed across multiple formats of senior/ adult cricket
  • Players must be born or after 1st September 1999
  • Term 1: 2 nd September- 30 th November 2019
  • Term 2: 1 st December- 28 th February 2019-2020
  • Term 3: 1 st March-31 st May 2020
Players can choose to register for the following programmes:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

AED 2000

Per Term (12 Weeks)
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Thursday and Friday

AED 1400

Per Term (12 Weeks)
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Personal Coaching

What is it:

Our Personal (1:1) and Small Group (up to 1-:2-4) coaching is designed to help players address their specific developmental priorities, whether it be batting, bowling, fielding, wicket keeping, physical skills or decision making in a targeted way with an expert coach.

Who:

It is available for all players regardless of age, gender or ability

When:

Sessions are based around each players needs and their coaches availability, please call us on +971 (0) 2 558 8331

Pricing:

1-1 Sessions:

  • Head Coach:
    • 1 hour session = AED 400
    • 5 1 hour sessions = AED 1,750
    • 10 1 hour sessions = AED 3,000
  • Assistant Coach:
    • 1 hour session = AED 300
    • 5 1 hour sessions = AED 1,250
    • 10 1 hour sessions = AED 2,000

Small Group Sessions (up to 4 players):

Assistant Coach:

  • 1 hour session = AED 500
  • 5 1 hour sessions = AED 2,250
  • 10 1 hour sessions = AED 4,000

Performance Development

What is it:

Our Performance Development programmes are designed to support and develop players that our coaches identify as having potential to compete at an elite level – i.e. the potential to play representative, or professional cricket. We nominate players for both regional and national representation from these groups.

How are players identified:

We identify players aged 14 years old and over against a set of criteria borne from our understanding of talent identification and selection combined with the Emirates Cricket Board’s paying profiling information. The criteria are designed to assess each player’s potential in a range of areas including their physical and technical skills, their character and decision making, their ability to perform under pressure and their cricket skills.

When:

We hold selection sessions close to the start of each term. Selected players are then invited to attend additional sessions with our coaches, including representative games.
Please feel free to contact our Head Coach Oscar Nauhaus on +971 (0) 56 430 9220 to discuss our Performance Development programmes in more detail.

Incentives

Shop Discount for all ZCA group coaching programme registrants:

Register for a 2019/2020 ZCA group coaching programme before October 1st 2019 and receive a 10% discount at the Abu Dhabi Cricket retail store:

Terms and Conditions:

  • Participants that pay for their 2019/2020 season group coaching programme registration before October 1st 2019 (including multiple term purchases) will receive an email from ZCA confirming their payment and allocated place
  • This email may be presented to the Abu Dhabi Cricket retail store alongside suitable identification in order for any purchase to be subject to a 10% discount
  • The discount may only be used for a single transaction
  • The discount is valid until April 30th 2020

Refer a friend:

Refer a friend that registers for any ZCA group coaching programme and receive a AED 100 voucher for the Abu Dhabi Cricket retail store

Terms and Conditions:

  • The customer or participant that makes the referral must be previously registered and have paid for a 2019/2020 ZCA group coaching programme place
  • The customer or participant must email ZCA on shop@abudhabicricket.ae to introduce the new (referred) customer to ZCA
  • Once ZCA confirms the referred customer’s registration, ZCA will then email a confirmation of the AED 100 voucher
  •  A copy of that email may be presented at the shop in return for the AED 100 spend, or AED 100 reduction on spend over AED 100
  • This offer will expire on October 1st 2019
  • Vouchers must be redeemed by December 31st 2019

Sibling Discount:

Siblings of ZCA participants registered for a 2019/2020 ZCA group coaching programme will receive a 20% discount from the cost of their group coaching fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • The first sibling must be registered for and have paid in full for a 2019/2020 ZCA group coaching programme
  • The 20% discount applies to the fee paid by the second or further siblings (no limit), a maximum of 20% per registration per additional person
  • In the case that a registration price differs, the discount will apply to the lower cost registration/s
  • This offer is available for participants that register and pay for a full term (12 weeks) of group coaching or more and may not be applied to any pro-rata payments

Full Season Registrations:

Register for the entire season (3 terms) of any ZCA group coaching programme and receive 3 free of cost 1-1 coaching sessions (1 per term)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Participants must register and pay for (in full) an entire season of group coaching (3 x 12 weeks)
  • This offer is not valid for any group coaching programme pro-rata payment and only applies to the 2019/2020 season programmes
  • The free 1-1 sessions must be used before the conclusion (final session) of any given coaching term and cannot be rolled over,
  • It is the customers responsibility to book the free session via the ZCA administration team

All bookings are subject the availability of the coach and the facility