ECB Advanced Coach

Players need coaches with expertise, support and passion at every stage of their development. At all levels of the game coaches can make a difference to a player’s experience and help them enhance their performance.

The challenge for all coaches is to learn as they develop, just as players do. Therefore, we have developed a programme that will help you challenge your current coaching practice and further your knowledge and understanding in a variety of areas.


Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to build on your experiences and give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to help players improve their game as well as developing a wide area of expertise when coaching individuals, units and teams.



This course will comprise of the following content:

  • Batting
  • Seam bowling
  • Spin bowling
  • Fielding
  • Wicketkeeping
  • Captaincy
  • Psychology and decision making
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Biomechanics
  • Communication and leadership
  • Talent identification
  • Skill development

Who is it for?

For coaches working with players and teams all across playing environments that hold an ECB level 2 qualification or equivalent.



  • Attendance at a selection day after shortlisting
  • 8 face-to-days split between 3 modules held over a 3 month period
  • Individual and group coaching with players in own environment linked to applied activities such as planning and reflecting
  • Attendance at an assessment centre

Pre-requisites for certification

  • Emergency aid certificate
  • Safeguarding certificate
  • ECB Disclosure and Barring Service check

How to apply

Details of our upcoming programmes can be found below.



Module 1: 8th, 9th and 10th January 2020, Derbyshire CCC - Module 2: 17th and 18th March 2020, Derbyshire CCC - Module 3: 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2020, Derbyshire CCC - Applications deadline: 9am on 8th November 2019 - A selection day for this programme will take place on Thursday 21st November at Derbyshire CCC from 9am to 2pm.


Millfield and Exeter

Module 1: 29th, 30th and 31st January 2020, Millfield School Module 2: 4th, 5th and 6th March 2020, Exeter Module 3: 2nd and 3rd April 2020, Exeter Applications deadline: 9am on 6th December 2019 A selection day for this programme will take place in Exeter in January 2020. Date and venue TBC.

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