What are Satellite Clubs?
Satellite clubs are local sport and physical activity clubs that are designed around the needs of inactive young people (11-20yrs) and provide them with positive, enjoyable experiences that make it easy for them to become active or to develop more regular activity habits.
Supported by or linked to a local community sports club, physical activity opportunity or provider (The Hub), satellite clubs should be designed in such a way that they respond to the demands for physical activity and engagement, from young people.
Satellite clubs should also be designed to help shape the way in which existing sport and physical activity providers tailor their offer to meet the different motivations and needs of young people, particularly those who are less active or at risk of falling out of being active.
Understanding what is important to young people and what their needs and wishes are is the first step when developing a satellite club opportunity. Satellite clubs should then be designed to meet those needs and provide a positive fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part.
If you are interested in setting up a Satellite Club and would like to know more, please email: Alice.Trevallion@sportbirmingham.org
Keeping your Club and Organisation Running During COVID-19
From physical infrastructure, to making sure your committee is still functioning, there are lots of things that can be done during this time to ensure that your club can keep running and be in the best position possible.
If your activity delivery is paused or you are waiting to start up, there is still opportunity to keep in touch with your members and to engage with new ones. You could create home training plans, host social conversations, or keep up regular contact to make sure people are staying well!
Club Matters have created a few guides to give you some ideas on how to do this, along with some useful templates to make it easier for you to adhere to health and safety and COVID-19 restrictions when delivering face to face and online.