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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 Foundation I Coach

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. ECB Foundation I Coach is a blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, 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.

Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are purposeful, active, safe and enjoyable.

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


  • Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach
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  • What does coaching look like?
  • Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
  • Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting
  • The coaching tools
  • Differentiation

Who is it for?

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

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  • £150.00
  • Four face-to-face modules lasting three hours each, including three observed coaching opportunities
  • Seven bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each
  • Multiple choice question assessment.

Pre-requisites for certification 

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers
  • Valid ECB Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Further learning opportunities

When qualified:

  • Full membership of the ECB Coaches Association
  • ECB Core Coach.

How to apply

Contact your county for more information on their upcoming dates.

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  • Priority access to buy England tickets

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