Dear Chance to Shine Street Participants, Parents, and Guardians

We hope this finds you and your families safe and well during these challenging times. We know that all our brilliant Chance to Shine Street coaches are missing our weekly sessions and the enjoyment of spending time with participants and helping to develop their skills in a safe and fun environment amongst friends, and we know many of you will be missing these same sessions too.

We are continuing to work hard to come up with ways to keep our participants engaged and active until we are able to deliver face-to-face physical street cricket sessions. Below is an update on some activities and challenges that participants can get involved with right away.

Chance to Shine Street Participant Engagement

1. Life Skills Module

Life Skills Module 11 ‘Play Your Game’ is all about setting goals and working towards them. Coaches can use this as an opportunity to check in with participants, offer any support and a familiar face to rely upon during lockdown. This could be done via a Zoom call. For those who don’t have access to online content, coaches can call up participants and ask them the below questions:

  • What are your goals during this lockdown?
  • How will you achieve them?
  • What support would you need/require?

2. Create your own Chance to Shine Street Fantasy Premier League

  • Create a draft and group players in price categories
  • Give each participant a budget to create his/her best all round team
  • Coach to be the judge on who has the best team
  • Offer participant some sort of reward

3. County v County Challenge

  • Get participants to set a challenge with each other and set a target for another County to achieve within a timeframe
  • Coaches and participants can share their attempts with the county and Chance to Shine on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

4. National Challenge

  • The Chance to Shine team will set a challenge to all projects and participants around the country
  • Coaches and participants can share their attempts with Chance to Shine on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
  • The County that sends the most videos in of participants taking part will be declared winners

5. Instagram take over by player

The Chance to Shine team are looking into a CTS Instagram page takeover by a player.  Participants will then be able to ask them questions directly on Instagram.

6. Street Cricket Workouts

This series of four exercise workouts are all linked to strengthening and conditioning and will help participants succeed playing tapeball cricket through Chance to Shine Street. The sessions are accessible and adaptable for young people stuck at home or able to exercise outdoors under current government guidelines. The videos are structured so they can be done alone, without equipment or can incorporate bats and balls as well as working with partners within your household.

The videos are available on our YouTube channel.

A detailed Street Cricket Workout Booklet is available here. The videos can be accessed via the QR codes.

All the Life Skills Modules are available on the Chance to Shine Schools Portal, along with the new virtual schools programme to help children to stay active and support their mental and social wellbeing.

Access the Schools Portal

I hope some of these developments prove popular and engaging for all our dedicated participants. We all wish we could be running our street cricket programmes face-to-face as usual with participants, but with that currently impossible we are looking at the best possible ways to keep everyone active and engaged.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Street Officer Rehaan Rather at the following email address: [email protected]