Your first step on the coaching pathway

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. ECB Foundation I Coach is a two-day course ideal for prospective coaches, team managers and volunteers who are looking to take their first step on the coaching pathway. 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 One Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

Foundation One Coaching

Upcoming courses

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

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Programme descriptor

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe. An ECB Foundation One Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

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 active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe. An ECB Foundation I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Key themes

  • Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
  • icoachcricket
  • Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
  • Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting
  • The coaching tools
  • Purposeful sessions
  • Active sessions
  • Safe sessions
  • Enjoyable sessions
  • 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.

Commitment

  • 4 face-to-face modules lasting 3 hours each
  • 7 bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each
  • 3 observed coaching opportunities during face-to-face modules and an online multiple choice questionnaire
  • Course cost: £150.00

Pre-requisites for certification

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module
  • ECB DBS

We strongly advise that you complete the application process for your ECB DBS check, prior to applying for a place on your chosen Foundation Stage One course. Candidates may currently hold other versions of DBS certificates (Council, FA, RFU, LTA, etc.), however all ECB coaches must hold a copy of an up to date ECB DBS, to access the F1 course.

Upcoming coaching courses

Course
Date & time
Venue
Cost
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Foundation 1 (Women’s Only)

 

Sunday 9th & 16th October (9:30 – 4:30) 

Scotch Horn Leisure Centre 
£150 

Funding is available for Women for all coaching qualification for more information please contact – Colette.gooding@somersetcricketfoundation.org