Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 4th – Friday 8th April at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Andy Laws, Pro Coach Yorkshire Marketing Manager, along with Mark Lawson, Director of Coaching, accompanied eight (8) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2016 season.
Andy Laws, Pro Coach Yorkshire Marketing Manager commented:
“This is now our second visit to Desert Springs. It is fantastic to see the cricket facility go from strength to strength with the addition of further first-class wickets. With friendly knowledgeable staff and superb accommodation Pro Coach will look to offer a third Pre-Season Academy without hesitation!”
The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
Pro Coach Yorkshire players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:
“The food was very good, the accommodation was excellent and the cricket facilities were World-class!” Tom Douglas
“The cricket facilities are world-class. This is my second time here at the resort and I had another amazing week!” Jack Riley
“The cricket academy has absolutely outstanding facilities which are just perfect for you to get into the mood for the season ahead. The food and accommodation are of the same standard and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay!” Harry Gamble
“The cricket facilities were World-Class. The cricket wickets were perfectly prepared for a fantastic four-days of cricket and I can’t wait to come back!” Harry Dawson
“Five-Star food, facilities and accommodation. I would definitely return and recommend Desert Springs Resort!” Josh Wood
“The resort accommodation, food and facilities were superb, not to mention the cricket wickets which were prepared so well and I would love to return!” Harry Allinson
To view a video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy view: – Desert Springs Cricket Academy
The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned townhouses normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.
Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Camp: - Far Left; Andy Laws (Pro Coach Yorkshire Marketing Manager), Far Right; Mark Lawson (Pro Coach Yorkshire Director of Coaching) with squad members
‘Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Camp players Nets Practice Session’ at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy
‘Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Camp Batsman Practice Session’ at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy
‘Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Camp Wicket Keeper Practice Session’ at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy