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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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.

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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

Date & time
Book online
ECB Core Coach – Taunton
Weekends of 19th/20th November & 3rd/4th December 9.30am to 4.30pm
Centre of Excellence, Taunton
Fully Booked
ECB Core Coach – Bath
Weekends of 11th/12th & 18th/19th February 9.30am to 4.30pm
Prior Park, Bath

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.