Elite Cricket Academy was set up in Dubai by Peter and Dominic Lazarus, an ECB Level 3 Coach and an ECB Level 2 Coach respectively (with only a handful in UAE) after coaching to International levels with the Welsh National Team sand Glamorgan County Cricket Academy in the UK. They wanted to have an academy that teaches and develops young cricketers in an environment where the student : coach ratio is 1 : 8 maximum. We have experience of coaching in other academies in UAE, including the ICC, where the ratio of 1 : 20+ children is often the norm.
It is our aim to produce cricketers that can play to their maximum potential, in the recent years many of our students have gone onto play representative cricket at first class level including David Hemp (England A), Andrew Davies (Glamorgan) and recently James Harris (Glamorgan, Middlesex and England A). Chirag Suri, of Repton School, is the currently in the Senior World Cup squad having been the UAE U19 Captain for the U19 World Cup in 2014, many of our students are also in the current UAE age group squads. Our aim can only be achieved through professional coaching (we only use properly qualified and experienced coaches) in small coaching groups.
WHAT WE DO
We are currently regarded as the best cricket academy in Dubai, catering for all ages and all levels of ability. We make sure that we recognize the success of our members, whether it be school awards, 50’s, hat-tricks or being picked for the UAE setup. We currently have around 5 players within the UAE setup and many more knocking on the door!
We put everything into not only learning the correct techniques and strategies of the game but also focus on fun, as fun is the most important part!
We do a mixture of 1-1 coaching, termly workshops and weekly training sessions for different age groups and abilities (always with safety in mind). We have ECB qualified coaches who are also qualified in child protection, first aid and are CRB checked (Criminal Records Bureau). This means that we offer a fully professional service and are always there to help!
We also offer a range of custom made playing kit such as bats and pads, and offer advice on sizing with years of experience behind us.
We are ever-growing, always looking into ways in which we can improve the service in which we offer! So there will be one or two exciting additions to the services we offer, beginning with this facebook page! So make sure you like us and are kept up to date!