ECB Foundation Coach

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. 

ECB Foundation Coach is a new coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket.

A blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

By committing yourself to this programme and becoming a qualified coach you will become an important part of the ECB’s coaching family that works together to help players improve, have fun, be safe and learn at every stage of their development.

Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.

An ECB Foundation Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Content

  • Role of an ECB Foundation Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
  • icoachcricket
  • Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
  • Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting
  • The coaching tools
  • Purposeful sessions
  • Active sessions
  • Safe sessions
  • Enjoyable sessions
  • Differentiation

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 17 and over wishing to become qualified to coach cricket, inspire players and make a difference to the game.

Commitment

  • 4 face-to-face modules lasting 3 hours each
  • 7 bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each
  • 3 observed coaching opportunities during face-to-face modules and an online multiple choice questionnaire
  • £150.00

Pre-requisites for certification

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers
  • ECB DBS

Bursaries

Groups that have been identified to increase the diversity of learners accessing coach development programmes are: 

  • Potential coaches/coaches that are female 
  • Potential coaches/coaches from ethnically diverse communities 
  • Potential coaches/coaches with a disability 
  • Potential coaches/coaches experiencing financial hardship. 

Bursaries

A bursary can be awarded to learners that register on ECB Support Coach, ECB Foundation Coach or ECB Core Coach programmes between 1st February 2024 and 31st January 2025. 

Anyone wanting to access coach development that is experiencing financial hardship will be awarded a bursary of up to 100% of the national price of the programme. 

Once an applicant receives confirmation they will need complete their programme registration using a discount code to redeem their bursary. 

Anyone wanting to access coach development that is female, from an ethnically diverse community, has a disability who is not experiencing financial hardship will be awarded a bursary of up to 50% of the national price of the programme. 

Once an applicant receives confirmation they will need to complete their programme registration and make full payment and upon attendance at face-to-face modules receive a refund to redeem their bursary. 

To apply for coaching bursary please visit our Bursary page

 

Upcoming ECB Foundtion Coach Courses

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