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Coaching

Whether you want to coach in grassroots cricket or aspire to coach in the elite game, we've got a coaching course for you

ECB Core Coach

The ECB Core Coach programme is an entry level qualification for coaching cricket in England and Wales alongside ECB Foundation I Coach. The programme is a blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore the player-centred planning process, player development, 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.

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Player Centred Planning Process

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Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead player-centred coaching sessions.

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

Content

  • Role of an ECB Core Coach
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  • Player-centred planning process
  • Player development
  • Core principles – batting, bowling (pace and spin), fielding and wicketkeeping
  • Tactical knowledge, physical fundamentals and mental skills
  • The coaching tools
  • The continuum of practice
  • Safety
  • Differentiation

Who is it for?

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

Experience of playing or coaching cricket is desirable but not essential when applying for this programme.

Click here for more information on choosing the right programme for you.

Commitment 

  • £300.00
  • Eight face-to-face modules lasting three hours each, including two observed coaching opportunities
  • Six bitesize e-learning modules lasting 15-20 minutes each
  • Multiple choice question assessment
  • Short answer question assessment

Pre-requisites for certification

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

How to apply 

Contact your county for more information on their upcoming dates.

https://www.ecb.co.uk/county-cricket-boards

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