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 develop your 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 in talent pathway and performance environments.


  • Role of an ECB Advanced Coach
  • Coaching beliefs
  • Coach behaviour
  • Planning
  • Developing skilful players
  • Sport psychology for coaches
  • Biomechanics for coaches
  • Strength and conditioning for coaches
  • The future cricketer
  • Batting
  • Pace bowling
  • Spin bowling
  • Fielding
  • Wicketkeeping
  • Coaching teams

Who is it for?

For coaches working with players and teams in talent pathway and performance environments that hold an ECB level 2 qualification.


  • Attendance at an interview
  • Face-to-days modules for six days at Derbyshire County Cricket Club
  • e-learning modules using live and on-demand approaches
  • 6 applied coaching activities completed in own coaching environment

Pre-requisites for certification

  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers or Safeguarding for Coaches and Activators
  • Valid ECB DBS.

How to apply

Applications for 2023 are now closed. If you are interested in applying in 2024, please complete the expression of interest form here.