Mystics Abroad: Look Back at Youth Clinics in UAE

As a part of Monumental Sports Global Academies, and in partnership with ESM (East Sports Management) and Etihad Airways, HC Mike Thibault, along with Ivory Latta and Krystal Thomas and Asst. Coach Eric Thibault traveled halfway across the world to the United Arab Emirates to host a series of youth basketball clinics in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights from the trip.

The Announcement

Ivory Latta Giving Dubai the Heads UP

Followed up by Krystal Thomas 

The group conducted a series of educational clinicsC in Abu Dhabi at the New York University Sports Facility and welcomed athletes ages 8-18. They lead discussions geared towards health and wellness while also promoting participation in sports.

Made New Friends & Met up with some familiar MSE friends

The final clinic on March 26 was at the brand new state of the art GEMS Nations Academy in Dubai. Ivory in Dubai with basketball

ESM (East Sports Management), the leading provider of professional sports academies in the Middle East, served as our partner for the trip and assisted in implementing the clinics.

ESM with the UAE Clinic Highlight

Our MSE Fam Sending Love 

Washington Capitals re-tweet

“As part of our commitment to help foster the growth of basketball around the world, Monumental Sports & Entertainment is excited to bring basketball clinics to the UAE,” said Jim Van Stone, Monumental Sports & Entertainment president of business operations and chief commercial officer.