A group of children in white karate uniforms practicing under a sheltered outdoor pavilion with instructors supervising.

Unearth Future Champions at Cancún’s Summer Sports Course

The Benito Juárez Municipal Sports Institute (IMD) has announced the Baaxlo’Ob Paalalo’Ob summer course, which will be celebrating its 29th anniversary in Cancún in 2024. The course is scheduled to run from July 22 to August 9, welcoming children aged six to 14.

María Gallegos Cruz, the student sports coordinator at IMD, shared that the course will span three weeks, taking place from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 2 pm. The registration fee is 750 pesos per child, which includes a kit comprising a shirt, shorts, and hydration supplies. A 50% discount is offered for sibling registrations.

The course will be held at the Toro Valenzuela Sports Unit. For safety reasons, adults will not be permitted on the premises during the course hours. The organizers have requested the understanding of other users of the facility.

Over the three weeks, participants will have the chance to try their hand at a variety of sports and activities. These include chess, athletics, flag football, basketball, karate, wushu, break dance, hockey, volleyball, table tennis, taekwondo, handball, soccer, and judo.

The course is not just for fun, emphasized Gallegos Cruz. It will be staffed by coaches from various disciplines, as well as a methodologist, nutrition specialists, and a physiotherapist. These professionals will assist in identifying talented individuals.

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The organizers proudly noted that the Baaxlo’Ob Paalalo’Ob course has previously unearthed athletes who have gone on to compete in state tournaments and the National CONADE Games, bringing home medals for the region.