We have created a powerful bank of free resources for Primary and Secondary schools, so teachers can lead their own cricket sessions with confidence.

Chance to Shine has introduced the game and its educational benefits, to more than five million boys and girls in over 16,000 state schools, since 2005.

That’s a lot of playing and learning, and along the way we’ve learned a lot about how the game can inspire, engage and develop young people of all abilities.

To support teachers and schools to get children playing cricket, we've captured, documented and shared our learning.

We have created a powerful bank of free resources for you and your school. These include lesson plans for cricket coaching sessions, instructional videos for all the skills and drills and top tips from the professionals.

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Much as we’d like to, we can’t deliver the programme directly in every school. We know that many teachers are keen and able to offer cricket themselves. These resources will help you to do that; and you don’t need to have any prior knowledge or be a cricket expert to share the fun!

Covid-secure Cricket Sessions


The current situation has created many challenges and barriers to getting children active. To combat this, we've developed a new Virtual Programme that will help all teachers to deliver cricket sessions with limited space and equipment.

We've enlisted two of our top coaches: Mas and Sophie to guide teachers and children through a half-term of cricket skills and learning. The interactive sessions link directly to the PE National Curriculum outcomes and will help pupils to improve their personal, mental and social wellbeing as well as getting them active.

The sessions are available in the 'Play' section of the Chance to Shine Schools' Portal.

Why cricket?

We’ve developed this programme because we know through experience that cricket can be a powerful and lasting component of a young person’s learning and development, in turn bringing wider educational and social benefits.

Find out more about the benefits that cricket brings here.

Any questions?

If you would like support to deliver the Chance to Shine programme in your school, click here for more information.

If you have any questions or comments about these resources, please contact Chance to Shine: [email protected]