Free Cricket Equipment for U.S. Schools!

An Example of a Free Cricket Kit

Are you looking for a new sport to add variety to your physical education program? How about cricket!

While cricket has been played in the USA since the 1700’s, it hasn’t caught on the way it has in India and Pakistan where cricket fans are obsessed about the game the same way Americans are about football and baseball.

But it’s a fun game with some similarities to baseball, with pitching, catching and bat-swinging all part of the repertoire. Your students will love it once they try it!

The United States Youth Cricket Association has now partnered with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness to promote the sport of cricket to schools across the USA (sorry, non-American readers). The result is an offer that’s too good to refuse.

The USYCA Schools Program will now donate cricket equipment and instruction to any U.S. school without condition or requirements. That’s right. Free cricket equipment!!

All they ask is that the school or school system request that they be included in the program. They hope to place 500 cricket sets in 2011 and all you have to do is contact them to be a recipient of this largess – and, you’ll have to pay shipping. That’s only about $20 for a 30 pound case of four sets.

You can see more information at their website at:

Here’s a video that shows students at Whitehall Elementary School playing cricket in a school gym. Looks like a blast! Whitehall School Cricket

And here are some cricket instruction videos from the USYCA.


Dick Moss, Editor,

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5 Replies to “Free Cricket Equipment for U.S. Schools!”

  1. Just read about this amazing opportunity and was wondering if you are still offering the free cricket equipment. If so I would love to introduce the game to my high school students. I teach at a school with over 1800 students.

  2. Hi Ken, You’ll have to contact them yourself via the info on their website. Good luck.


  3. Hi would love to start something new at the middle level of you are still offering free equipment.
    Thank you

  4. Hello

    I would love to start teaching this sport here in Las Vegas. Do you still have any free sets to hand out? I use to teach this sport in Wake Forest, North Carolina. A cool story I can share is through a a former co-worker, I was able to meet and attend legend West Indie cricket player Alvin Kallicharran. My co-worker in NC, Robert Caine wrote a book with Coach Kallicharran called Colour Blind. I think it would be awesome to teach this and have access to a former legend that face adversity due to his race. So it would be great to bring this game on the West Coast to my PE classes. Love to hear back from you.


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