ECB Specialist Coach

Our flagship programme has been developed to provide coaches with an opportunity to explore areas that they have an interest in and passion for. Coaches attend core modules followed by specialist modules selected during their application phase.

Each coach is assigned a mentor who provides individual support and development throughout the programme.

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 to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge existing thinking and beliefs about cricket coaching and develop specialist areas of expertise when coaching individuals, units and teams.


This course will comprise of the following content:

  • Batting
  • Seam bowling
  • Spin bowling
  • Fielding
  • Wicketkeeping
  • Performance psychology
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Injury prevention
  • Biomechanics
  • Communication
  • Talent identification
  • Skill development
  • Performance analysis
  • Coach behaviour
  • Leadership and management
  • Team coaching
  • Individual coaching
  • Integrated coaching
  • Presentation skills

Who is it for?

For coaches working with players and teams across all playing environments that hold an ECB level 3 qualification or equivalent with at least one year of coaching experience since certification.



  • Attendance at an interview after shortlisting
  • 5 core modules – World class basics | Performance psychology | Biomechanics | Performance analysis and talent identification | Physical preparation for performance
  • 2 cricket skill modules selected from – Batting | Pace bowling | Spin bowling | Fielding | Wicketkeeping
  • 1 coaching module selected from – Head coach | Skill coach
  • 4 assignments – World class basics | Performance psychology | Biomechanics | Physical preparation for performance
  • Portfolio developed through coaching in own environment
  • Final assessment by presentation and viva

How to apply

Details of our upcoming programme can be found below:


31st May 2019 – Applications open

9th August 2019 – Applications close

3rd and 4th October 2019 – Interviews

29th, 30th and 31st October 2019 – Induction


2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th December – World class basics 

6th and 7th January – Biomechanics 

8th and 9th January – Physical preparation for performance 

27th, 28th and 29th January – Performance psychology 

30th January – Performance analysis and talent identification


October 2020 – Cricket skill modules | Head coach or skill coach module


January 2021 – Portfolio start

October 2021 – Portfolio submission

November 2021 – Presentation skills

December 2021 – Final assessment


Please contact your County Cricket Board or County Cricket Club for an application form.

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