Your first step on the coaching pathway

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. ECB Foundation 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 Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

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Foundation One Coaching

Upcoming courses

Please see our online calendar for more details of the next Foundation 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 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 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 Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
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  • 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 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 Foundation course.

Upcoming coaching courses

Course
Date & time
Venue
Cost
Book online
Foundation 1 (Women’s Only)
Sunday 9th & 16th October (9:30 – 4:30)
Scotch Horn Leisure Centre
£150
Course Completed
Foundation 1 – Nailsea
Sundays 6th & 13th November (9.30 – 4.30)
Scoth Horn Leisure Centre
£150
Course Completed
Foundation 1 – Taunton
Weekend of 14th & 15th January (9.30 – 4.30)
Centre of Excellence, Taunton
£150
Fully Booked
Foundation Course – Wells
Sundays 5th & 12th March (9.30 – 4.30)
Wells Cathedral School
£150
Foundation Course – Bath
Weekend of 25th & 26th March (9.30 – 4.30)
Prior Park, Bath
£150
Foundation Course – Taunton (Women’s Only)
Sunday 26th March & Sunday 2nd April
King’s School, Taunton
£150
Foundation Course – Taunton (18:00 start)
Wednesdays 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May
Centre of Excellence, Taunton
£150
Booking Open Soon

Funding is available for Women for all coaching qualifications; for more information, please contact us.

WEPL, MSL 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.