Performance cricket coaching

The performance coach course has been designed to meet the needs of coaches working with the most talented young players in the ECB 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: 

The dates for the next performance coach course are as follows:

  • Module 1: Tuesday 9 - Friday 12 January
  • Module 2: Thursday 25 - Friday 26 January
  • Module 3: Thursday 1 - Friday 2 March

Coaches who accept a place on the course must be able to guarantee their attendance on all eight days.

Apply for the performance coach course.

Application window closes strictly on Wednesday 11 October. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note that before applying to attend the performance coach course you must seek the endorsement of your local County Cricket 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.

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