The ECB Performance Coach Course

“Know your sport, know your player, know yourself.” The ECB Performance Coach Course has been designed to meet the needs of coaches working with the most talented young players in ECB’s performance pathway, aiming to develop and equip coaches with the knowledge, skills and thinking to work effectively in performance environments.

Coaches can expect to explore and develop their coaching philosophy, develop a deeper understanding of cricket skills required to achieve high level performance, and use techniques to help them better understand themselves as coaches and the staff and players they work with.

The course equips coaches to plan long, medium and short-term for performance gain. A range of tools are explored to help analyse performance, optimise learning environments, use feedback and self- reflection effectively and understand and appreciate the role individuality plays in elite sport.  Coaches will also foster an understanding of the relationship between and the integration of various skill components required of high-level performance in cricket.

Following qualification all coaches can access the ECB CPD hub which provides up-to-date and innovative articles and features via a dedicated on-line platform.

Coaches interested in attending the ECB Performance Coach Course will be required to hold an existing Level 2 qualification or equivalent, have acquired some experience of working with the most talented young players, and demonstrate a willingness and open-mindedness to learn.

For more detailed information on the course and the application process, please read:

Applications for the September 2016 course have now closed. We will next be running a course starting in January 2017. The online application form will be available on this webpage in September. More details will be posted here closer to the time, including course dates and the application deadline. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that before applying to attend the Performance Coach Course you must seek the endorsement of your local County Board or one of the other approved listed Endorsing Bodies. Candidates are wholly responsible for ensuring that their application form is correctly endorsed and reaches ECB before the deadline. If you have any queries please contact the Performance Coach Administrator, Emily Brown, on or 01509 228638.