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Help to inspire a nation to choose cricket – become a coach! 

ECB Coach Education 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 offer 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.

Coach Education Courses in Hampshire 2018/19

Funding Sources

Level 2

Coach Support Worker

Starting a Junior Section?

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 31 August) must obtain or renew their safeguarding qualification every three years. 

To renew Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) online and for free, sign up and ECB will send you confirmation in order to take the course. 

Then log in at the ECB e-learning website - click here to recover your username or password.

After following these steps email ECB e-learning in the event of any query.

As an alternative coaches may attend face to face Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshops which can be booked via the UK Coaching website (usual cost around £30).

DBS Checks

Coach Support Workers and coaches working with players under 18 (as at 31 August) must obtain or renew an ECB Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate every three years - for further information on DBS visit the ECB website.

First Aid

Coaches working with players under 18 (as at 31 August) must obtain or renew a three-hour essential first aid qualification every three years. Click on the button above for 2018/19 courses in the ECB South Central Region.


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.