Lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision

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. It’s one part of a wider strategic response to needing more coaches on the ground able to inspire and develop players. ECB Core Coach will replace the ECB Certificate in Coaching Children’s Cricket and ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults’ Cricket provision.

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Coach education

Upcoming courses

Please see our online calendar for more details of the next ECB Core Coach courses available in Somerset. More course dates will be added as soon as they become available.

Who should attend?

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

This course is for candidates who have previous cricket or coaching experience and are looking to coach on a regular basis at their club or school. If you are a parent, volunteer helper or looking to take your first steps onto the coaching pathway, we would strongly advise that you look into the Foundation 1 Coach courses detailed on our website.

Commitment and course specification

Coaches will be required to book onto the course and make the full payment prior to attending. Candidates will be required to attend all modules of the course in order to acheive certification.

• 8 face-to-face modules – 3 hours each
• 17 years of age to enter – 18 years of age to certificate
• Assessment – observations, multiple choice and short answer questions
• Certification pre-requisites – valid ECB DBS and valid safeguarding training
• Course cost – £300.00 tbc

Key themes

  • Role of an ECB Core Coach
  • icoachcricket
  • Player-centred planning process
  • Player development
  • Core principles – batting, bowling (pace and spin), fielding and wicketkeeping
  • Tactical, physical and mental skills
  • Coaching tools
  • Practice types
  • Differentiation

Pre-requisites for certification

Completion of the 8 course modules, access online e-learning modules, completion of the online MCP assessment, completion of the course practical assessments, online SYC certificate, current ECB DBS vetting check, aged 17 years at least to begin the course and 18 years at Assessment. To discuss the course in more detail, please get in touch with us or telephone 01823 352266.

Upcoming ECB Core coaching courses

Course
Date & time
Venue
Cost
Book online
Women’s Core Coach, Exeter & Taunton
Weekends of 30th Sept & 1st Oct and 14th & 15th October
Devon Cricket Centre, Exeter & CA County Ground, Taunton
£300
Completed
Core Coach, Taunton
25th & 26th Nov & 9th & 10th Dec
CA County Ground, Taunton
£300
Fully Booked
Core Coach, Bath
10th, 11th, 17th & 18th Feb 2024
Prior Park College, Bath
£300
Core Coach, Millfield
2nd, 9th , 16th & 23rd Mar 2024
Millfield School, Street
£300

BURSARY FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR

POTENTIAL COACHES THAT ARE FEMALE
POTENTIAL COACHES FROM ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
POTENTIAL COACHES WITH A DISABILITY
POTENTIAL COACHES EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

A bursary can be awarded to learners that register on ECB Support Coach, ECB Foundation Coach or ECB Core Coach programmes between 1st February 2023 and 31st January 2024.

For more information about bursary funding click here or contact Nicky Clarke

WEPL, SCL, T&DYCL AND NSYCL ALSO OFFER BURSARIES TO CLUBS QUALIFYING NEW COACHES.

Get in touch

If your preferred course is already fully booked, or the venues don’t quite suit your location, please complete the expression of interest and help us plan our 2023/24 education course programme.