Coach Development

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ECB Coach Development supports the development of coaches at all levels of the game, to ensure they’re able to provide players with the best possible experience of playing cricket and the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding of the game to help them fulfil their potential.

The ECB offers a range of world-leading learning experiences and qualifications to suit people coaching at all levels of the game, from those volunteering at their local club to professional coaches working in an elite, international environment.

All of the courses are designed around the players you work with and their stage of development. Please see the course guide for full information on the ECB Support Coach, Foundation I and Core Coach courses. 

2021-22 Course Programme

We are pleased to announce a busy and varied programme for this winter. Please see dates and booking links for ECB Support Coach, Foundation I and Core Coach courses. 

ECB Support Coach

  • £40 - £20 when using discount code on checkout (wyvern20, yateley20 or hounsdown20)
  • 1 face to face module lasting 3 hours
  • 2 bitesize e-learning modules
  • Aged 16+
  • More dates to follow in 2022 

ECB Foundation I Coach

  • £150
  • 4 face to face module lasting 3 hours
  • 7 bitesize e-learning modules
  • Aged 17+

ECB Core Coach

  • £300
  • 8 face to face module lasting 3 hours
  • 6 bitesize e-learning modules
  • Aged 17+
  • Bookings to open later in the year. Please complete Expression of Interest by clicking links below. 

Further Development

We have a number of further development opportunities for coaches over the next few months both remotely and face to face.

Practical Workshops (Batting, Bowling, Fielding & Wicket Keeping)

These sessions aim to stimulate conversations through some task-led exercises to create enjoyable learning environments. It’s a great opportunity to meet people around the coaching community to further develop the participants you support.

Boing Kids

Boing supports coaches to create playful, active and inclusive spaces to develop children’s physical literacy. To find out more click here.

UK Coaching (Virtual) 

Three, virtual workshops, hosted by UK Coaching. We are also very lucky to have Richard Cheetham MBE hosting our courses online. 

We are sure that there’s something in our current offer for everybody and with each event reasonably priced at £10 per session we hope that you might consider exploring more than one option – To book your place on any of the opportunities above – please use the link below to access the registration/payment page. Places are limited on the workshops so please do book as soon as possible.

We will continue to bring further opportunities further on into 2022 and but please do make contact with should you wish to discuss/explore other opportunities/ideas for developing your coaching practice or a topic/theme that you feel may benefit others.

Funding Sources

Certificate in Coaching Children (UKCC 2)

Foundation 1

Clubs outside the Southampton/Portsmouth unitary authority areas may wish to contact their borough/district council Sports Development Officers or equivalent as some areas may also run their own schemes and/or be aware of other local funding sources.

If the funding body requires confirmation of any information, please contact Simon Jones, Cricket Development Manager (Clubs).

All coaches and adult supervisors (to) have the relevant insurance cover, first aid and safeguarding training.

Clubmark Criteria, England and Wales Cricket Board

Safeguarding Young Cricketers

Coach Support Workers and coaches working with players under 18 (as at 1st September of the preceding year) must obtain or renew their safeguarding qualification every three years. 

To renew Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) online please contact John Cook.

DBS Checks

Coach Support Workers and coaches working with players under 18 (as at 1st September of the preceding year) must obtain or renew an ECB Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate every three years - to obtain a DBS please contact John Cook.

Candidate is to contact their club safeguarding officer who should be able to complete the process alongside them. If the club doesn’t have a CSO, then they can contact John Cook

First Aid

Coaches working with players under 18 (as at 1st September of the preceding year) must obtain or renew a three-hour essential first aid qualification every three years.  Winter 2021-22 course are now live. 


Coaches' activity must be covered by club and / or individual insurance.

For details of the insurance cover (and a host of other benefits) provided by the ECB Coaches Association please visit the ECB website.