Clubs

Participation Programs

Woolworths Cricket Blast is an action-packed program for Australian kids between the ages of 5 & 10 of all abilities who want to learn the basic skills of cricket in a fun and friendly environment.

Split into two levels – Junior Blasters (age 5-7 years) unites children through fun and exciting game-based activities. Whilst the Master Blasters (age 7-10 years) are ready to be a part of team by playing short games of cricket in a fun and social setting.

Junior Blasters

For kids aged 5-7, the Junior Blaster program has been formulated to be conducted over 6 to 8 weeks (centre dependent) and run for a 60-minute duration. Each Junior Blasters session has been designed in two-week blocks to simplify delivery, which means more time playing and less time providing instructions. By structuring sessions in this way, Junior Blasters will recognise their own development as they improve over two sessions - promoting skill development and providing motivation for the child.

A typical session structure will look like the following:

  • Welcome Assembly (5 mins)
  • Skills Rotation (30 mins)
  • Blast Time modified cricket game (20 mins)
  • Closing & Pack Up (5 mins)

 

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Master Blasters

For kids aged 7-10, the Master Blaster program has been formulated to be conducted over 6 to 8 weeks (centre dependent) and run for up to a 90-minute duration. Each Master Blasters session has been designed to involve skills to start off the session, before moving in the modified game of Master Blasters

A typical session structure will look like the following:

  • 15 Minutes – Skills Rotation
  • 60-75 Minutes – Blast Game
  • Blast Game Length – 12 overs per team/innings
  • Batting – 4 overs per batting pair
  • Bowling – All overs are bowled from the same end

 

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Interested in running a Woolworths Cricket Blast Program for the first time?

For clubs interested in delivering a Woolworths Cricket Blast Program please contact the Woolworths Cricket Blast Helpdesk via email at cricketblast@cricket.com.au or call 1800 CRICKET (1800 274 25 38).

Become a Blast Coordinator

Running a Woolworths Cricket Blast Program is a highly rewarding experience. The Woolworths Cricket Blast Program is specifically designed to be easy to run by club volunteers with minimal coaching background. State and Territory Cricket Association support is provided throughout the program.

As a Blast Coordinator, you will manage the program administration, liaise with the local cricket club and be responsible for communicating the program information and coordinate session set up and equipment.

Resources


Woolworths Cricket Blast Activity Cards

Woolworths Junior Blasters Coordinator Handbook

Woolworths Master Blasters Coordinator Handbook

Woolworths Junior Blaster INDOOR Coordinator Handbook

Woolworths Master Blaster INDOOR Coordinator Handbook

Forms

Woolworths Cricket Blast 'Bring a Friend' - Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement Form