Ready Steady Go Kids
64-2, Second floor, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, KL (+603 7890 1155/ www.readysteadygokids.my). Founded in Australia, Ready Steady Go Kids was designed to instill a love of sports in preschoolers. A godsend for parents who shirk sporting activities, the company engages toddlers aged two and a half to six years in light, non-competitive games and team activities. Created by physiotherapists, each 45-minute class helps improve kids’ gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and posture while building social skills.
Kelawar Junior Cricket Club
PJ Palms Sports Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan, PJ (012 322 2866/kelawarcc.hitscricket.com). Deemed a gentleman’s game, cricket has yet to receive the equal level of attention that it has garnered in nations such as India, Australia and England. However, the Malaysian Australian New Zealand Association (MANZA) aims to rev up Malaysia’s love of cricket with the Kelawar Junior Cricket Club. Interactive fielding, batting, bowling and training sessions are provided for those from seven to 15 years old, and are usually held on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12noon. Contact club for more details. Various locations
Level 2, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, KL (03 2181 1835); Level 4, Nu Sentral, 201 Jalan Tun Sambathan, KL (03 2276 3705/ www.breakout.com.my). As its name implies, Breakout is a game of wits that encourages players to escape exceptionally well-designed game rooms. Form a team of two to eight friends to unlock mind-boggling mysteries in different settings such as ‘The War for Rembrandt’ and ‘The Testament of Tesla’ in Nu Sentral, or ‘The Greatest Murder of Westwood’ and ‘Chamber of Hocus’ in Avenue K. Put yourself in the shoes of Sherlock Holmes and solve your way to freedom. Check website for rates.
Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Jalan Liku 8/1, Bukit Cahaya, Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor (013 276 9841); Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok, Langkawi, Kedah (019 280 5679); Taman Botani Ayer Keroh Melaka, Malacca (www.skytrex-adventure.com). Young and old will love the challenges of this sky high obstacle course. Only kids with a minimum height of 1.1 metres are allowed to participate. Various courses cater to kids of different ages and varying motor skills, with flying foxes, sky bridges, high ropes and more. If your little tyke and his friends love the outdoors, you can even let Skytrex plan a birthday bash; picnic table rental, helium balloons, piñatas and all that jazz are inclusive. (Shah Alam) Little Adventure, RM35; Big Thrill, RM45; Extreme Challenge, RM55. (Langkawi) Little Legend, RM45; Eagle Thrill, RM55; Island Extreme, RM65. (Malacca) Pahlawan Thrill, RM55, Extreme Warrior, RM65. Check website for time slots.
Padang Merbok, Jalan Parlimen, KL (019 392 7811/017 207 6221/ www.malaysianwarriors.com). This internationally recognised Australian football club excels at introducing local youth to one of our neighbouring country’s national pastimes. The fastpaced, gripping game will teach kids to develop speed, strength, agility, flexibility, discipline and determination while extolling the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Contact the coach or president for training schedule and fees.
International Soccer Camp KL
Bukit Damansara Community Centre, 3 Jalan Setia Budi, Bukit Damansara, KL (016 674 6133/ www.internationalsoccercampkl.com). Deemed one of KL’s leading soccer academies, ISCKL aims to provide a safe and well-run soccer programme that stimulates kids’ physical and social skills. Armed with a burning passion for football, head coach Arber brings his experience as an ex-international footballer for Albania to the shores of KL. In addition to the usual training programme, ISCKL also offers specially designed holiday camps. Every Sunday, 9-10am, Mini (5-7 years old), RM150 per month. Every Sunday, 9-11am, Junior (7-9 years old) & Youth (10-12 years old), RM160 per month. Registration fee inclusive of uniform, RM120. For more info on international school programmes, contact Coach Arber.
Little League Soccer Malaysia
The New Camp, opposite British International School, Changkat Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ; KL Football Centre, Jalan 6/4, Desa Melawati, KL (011 2317 3602/ www.littleleague.my). One of Malaysia’s most popular junior soccer schools, Little League Malaysia conducts coaching for kids aged between five and 16 years old. They also organise football camps and clinics to educate prospective footballers on the defensive work of a solid centre back, the exquisite vision of a midfield maestro, and the sharp-shooter finishing abilities of a lethal centre forward. Don’t be surprised to see Malaysia’s next Mokhtar Dahari progressing through the ranks in Little League’s Elite Development Programme. Fundamentals training: (New Camp), SatSun, All age groups, 8-9am. RM100-200 per month. (KL Football Centre), Sat-Sun, Under 8s & Under 10s, 8.15-9.15am; Under 12s, Under 14s & Under 16s, 9.30-10.30am. RM70-170 per month. KL & Surrounds
Samba de Futsal
Lot 13, Section 51A, Jalan 225, PJ (03 7958 2644/www.facebook.com/sambafutsal). Choose from rubber or real grass courts at Samba de Futsal, which also houses a basketball court, a handball court and an archery range. School students receive special packages inclusive of court rental and bottles of mineral water. Daily, 9am-6pm. Court rental, RM3 per person per hour.
PTD 64858 Jalan Sri Purnama 4, Perindustrian Sri Purnama, Johor Bahru (07 334 9181/www.sportsprima.com). Outfitted with eight futsal pitches, seven of