Better Cricket helps teachers to deliver structured PE lessons based on a cricket theme, in which participants will learn new skills, and how and when to apply them. Time spent on practice drills and “coaching” is kept to a minimum to allow more time for games-based learning.
Cricket as a sport offers unique opportunities for developing cricket-specific skills, such as striking, throwing and catching, alongside the application of fundamentals of movement – Agility, Balance and Coordination.
Self- and peer-assessment is actively encouraged. Reflection on your own performance and that of your team mates is central to the concept of the growth mindset. Simple questions – “how did that go?” and “how could it be better next time?” – can open the way to rapid and sustainable improvement, not only in performing individual physical skills but also in understanding how improvement happens.
Better Cricket supports the ongoing provision of high quality PE lessons in schools, by helping teachers to develop the competence and confidence to deliver effective and engaging cricket-based PE lessons.
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