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. Detailed lists of secondary tryout, school events and fixtures will be displayed on our school webpagewww.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.
Mihail G. Kouzev
Director of Sport & Activities