School Visit Program
The SACA School Visit Program consists of nine weeks of scheduled school visits across both metropolitan and regional South Australia.
The purpose of these visits is to educate kids and parents about the various junior participation programs available to them and where they can get involved with cricket within their local community.
School visits can vary from class room visits, school assemblies, practical clinics and sometimes even special appearances from players and the Adelaide Strikers mascots, Smash and Summer!
This program is run during most weeks of Term Three and the first two weeks of Term Four each year and has previously had approximately 200 schools invited and over 25,000 kids each year experience cricket as part of this program.
To organise your school visit, please contact Andrew Edwards, Cricket Manager - Statewide Schools on (08) 8300 3895 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
School Ambassador Program
Teachers can sign up for free to become a School Ambassador, which aligns with the Australian Curriculum, Australian Cricket Pathway and the Australian Sports Commission Physical Literacy Framework. The School Ambassador Program provides teachers with great resources, equipment, professional development opportunities and rewards. It can enhance teachers' capacity to deliver on curriculum outcomes, plus gets kids healthy and active.
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The Mascot Challenge has been developed to assist Reception to Year 2 students to develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. The program promotes active lifestyles by achieving moderate to vigorous intensity activity on most days of the week as outlined in the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines.
The Mascot Challenge achieves this by spending 10 minutes a day developing fundamental skills that will assist students in remaining physically active later in life. As part of the challenge, each day participants will undertake activities which can be tracked on a class tally board and are designed to challenge them at their own pace, in a fun and inclusive environment.
Schools receive four easy to follow activity cards and posters that show each week’s activities, plus a large tally board for the classroom. The challenge can be used effectively as a breakout activity for your students which will allow them to concentrate for longer periods in the classroom.
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Woolworths Cricket Blast Health and Physical Education Program
The Woolworths Cricket Blast Health and Physical Education Program is a four-week curriculum-aligned program that is fun for students of all abilities and simple for teachers to deliver, regardless of their cricket knowledge.
There are programs written for specific years: R-2, Years 3 and 4, Upper Primary and early Secondary.
By offering the Woolworths Cricket Blast Health and Physical Education Program at your school, you are giving the kids the chance to experience a fun and safe skills program that is aimed to help kids learn to play cricket just like their Australian cricket heroes.
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Adelaide Strikers Primary School Cricket Competition
The SACA Primary School Cricket Competition encompasses all metropolitan zones and allow primary school students to represent their school on a weekly basis. Students from Years 2 to 6 play games of cricket in weekly fixtures in a SACA-administered competition. The SACA Primary School Cricket Competition is a great stepping stone for students who love to play cricket, before they transition into club cricket.
To nominate a team, contact SACA on (08) 8300 3800 to speak to your local School Cricket Officer or visit the Primary School Cricket competition website.
Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups
The Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup is a fun and safe one-day carnival for girls and boys in Years 3 to 10. Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups give children the chance to play T20 matches in a round-robin format that focuses on developing teamwork and leadership in an inclusive learning environment.
Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups run for approximately four hours, where teams of eight players play four games each. These games ensure everyone is part of the action having a chance to bat, bowl, field and wicket keep for an equal amount of time.
Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups are held at various locations across SA, and every primary school is invited to participate. There is no cost involved to participate.
For more information or to register your school please contact SACA on (08) 8300 3800 to speak with your local Cricket Officer.
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Indoor 4s is an introductory social indoor cricket format suitable for all ages. Three teams of four play at the same time in a fun and fast-paced game. Matches are under 60 minutes making it great for people who who have limited time.
SACA offers Indoor 4s sessions to schools for years 3 to 10, using school gymnasium facilities in 30-60 minute lesson times for 12 to 30 students. SACA provides all equipment and an experienced coach. Contact Andrew Edwards (Cricket Manager - Statewide Schools) via email@example.com to organise your free session.