Satellite clubs are extensions, or outposts, of community sports clubs which are established in a new venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically target the 11 to 25 age group.
Coaches and volunteers from, or linked to, a community sports club work in partnership with the satellite host venue to create a new community satellite club. We know that the step from school or college sport to community sport is often too great for young people. This is why so many 11 to 25 year olds drop out of sport. Satellite clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start playing sport for the first time.
They provide a stepping stone to a community club or regular participation through the creation of relevant, appealing and convenient sporting opportunities for young people.
Read our case study of our Positive Futures Basketball club here.
Benefits of running a Satellite club
For clubs and NGBs
- Recruit new members and, regular, weekly participants
- Build loyalty, retaining members for longer
- Reduce the drop-off in participation amongst the 11 to 25 year old age group
- Encourage the long-term sustainability of the club
For schools and colleges
- Create new links with community clubs and increase school and college access to a range of new partners
- Raise the profile of the school or college within the local community
- Maximise the use of sport and college facilities and potentially generate income
- Offer new sports, formats and opportunities to students and the local community
Interested in developing a Satellite Club?
For further information take a look at the Satellite clubs guide in the download section.
Still not sure? Complete the relevant expression of interest form for either your club, NGB, or school from the download section below and submit it to Active Lincolnshire who will contact you to discuss your options further.
Need further information? Contact Alex on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 730 325.