All Stars Cricket
All Stars Cricket – the biggest youth initiative to be introduced in the UK is coming to Gloucestershire.
42 of the county’s clubs in 2017 signed up to run the scheme, which aims to provide a fun and inspirational first taste of cricket for 5-to-8-years-olds.
The nationwide programme – which has been created by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) – will enable children to acquire the skills to play the game and connect them to England’s cricketing heroes.
All Stars Cricket offers eight weeks of coaching in a safe and inclusive environment, with the focus on having fun and making friends.
All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalized shirt and cap to keep, so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home. Registration is now open for the programme, which started in May 2017.
All Stars Cricket will provide your child with all of the fundamental skills they need to play cricket through, lively, fun games.
Over the eight-week programme, the trained activators will teach your child to:
- Catch and throw a ball
- Hit a moving ball
- Bowl with a straight arm
- Play a basic game of cricket
- Work and communicate as a team
- Have lots of fun with new friends
All Stars Cricket is also fantastic for parents. For an hour a week all mums and dads are invited to get involved and play cricket with their children. We know this is a great way to spend time with your child and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Existing clubs (clubs that delivered All Stars in 2017) – set up your 2018 programmes now
For clubs involved with All Stars Cricket in 2017, your club is still set up through the management portal, Clubspark. Therefore, by clicking on to the link below you’ll be taken directly to Clubspark and will simply need to log in and then enter your 2018 programme details: Existing clubs page
New clubs for 2018 – register as an All Stars centre and set up your 2018 programme now
For clubs that are looking to deliver All Stars Cricket for the first time in 2018, you will need to create your club on the All Stars management system, Clubspark, and will then be able to enter the details of your 2018 programme. By clicking the link below, you will go through a step by step process to complete everything you need in order to become an All Stars centre: New clubs page
New information and features for 2018
- Improved club management system – the club management system, Clubspark, has been developed to include:
– Greater ease for clubs to market themselves to their databases (including a suite of new marketing assets)
– A ‘meet the activator function’ is being created for parents so that the connection between the club and its parents can be enhanced
- Year 2 Participant Kit Offer – there will be a differentiated kit offer for year 2 children, to include stumps and a different shirt
- Year 2 Club Equipment Offer – the year 2 equipment for clubs will include:
– A voucher system and top up packs to ensure all equipment is available
– Parent helper vests so that all volunteers can be clearly identified
– An online shop to purchase additional equipment
- Activator kit – the provision for Activators has improved, most notably:
– A new and increased range of clothing
– Female specific clothing
– An online shop to purchase additional clothing
- Activator support – As well as the kit, activators are also being supported with:
– A curriculum update, focusing on a greater range of activities
– Progression/Regression activities to improve provision for different ages and stages
– More live demonstrations of sessions being delivered for Activators to view in their own time
- Financial model – the financial model will remain unchanged from 2017, i.e. £40 cost to participants, with £5 per participant returned to the club
Don’t wait to set up your programme – do it now!
We would love for clubs to registered online by 31st January. This will provide plenty of time to get the community and schools promotion strategy all confirmed and ready so we can reach as many young people locally as possible!
From 1st February onwards, the intention is that parent sign up will go live and we will also begin in that week to hand out promotional material to all of the schools that we have engaged with. Therefore, if you want your club to benefit from all of the early marketing it is important that your programme has been created by then.
Additionally, by setting up your programme by 31st January, you will be entered in to a prize draw for a visit to your club from Michael Vaughan
For any information about All Stars Cricket in Gloucestershire please contact email@example.com or call 07557 924941