Calderdale Association of Cricket Coaches

Chairman – vacant

Secretary - Duncan Hall 

Treasurer – John Cliff

The Calderdale Association of Cricket Coaches (CACC) has been in existence for over 30 years and was formed to provide coaching to junior cricketers. Many of these juniors have now progressed to senior sides and play in the local Calderdale leagues. 

However, the requirement for direct coaching has declined over the years as many Clubs have encouraged their members to become qualified coaches at either Coach Support Worker or ECB Level 2 and become members of the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Assocoation (ECBCA) to which the Yorkshire Cricket Board is affiliated and therefore now coach their own junior sections. 

The role of the CACC has therefore changed to adapt and has now become a conduit between the affiliated members of the Calderdale Cricket Development Group (CCDG) and the ECBCA who now run the coaching courses. Details of coaching courses being held in the area can be found on the ECB website
Alternatively if CCDG member Clubs have a demand for a certain course to be held they can contact the CCDG (details given below under 'Contacts' ) and they will liaise with the ECBCA to have a course put on in the local area. 

For up to date details of Yorkshire Cricket Coach Education courses click here

Examples of previous course details listed below:- 

Coach Support Worker (has replaced the old ECB Level 1)

The course is aimed at enabling those who attend to provide support and assistance to qualified coaches (UKCC Level 2). Coach Support Workers are not qualified to coach independently, however, they are a valuable asset to Clubs, coaches and players and are able to do the following:

Safety Checks
Practices (fixed,variable and cricket game based) under the supervision of a qualified coach.
Cool – downs
Umpiring and scoring small - sided games.

The course is designed for parents and volunteers starting on the coaching pathway.
The course is held over one day and normally lasts for approx. six hours.
The course can also be held outdoors as well as indoors and therefore Clubs can ask for the course tutor to hold the course at their Club providing a sufficient number of candidates are present. (usually a minimum of 12)

UKCC 2 – ECB Coach (Level 2)

The Level 2 Course will be suitable for you if you have played cricket and have knowledge of some of the rules and techniques involved in playing the game. The course is designed to help you; 'prepare for, deliver and review cricket coaching sessions'.

Course requirements:

8 x 3 hour modules. These are delivered on 4 days over a 10 week period. (two consecutive weeks followed by a six week period for 'off course' home study of online E modules tasks and six sessions of supported practice usually in your own Club Coaching environment and finally two consecutive weeks to finish including a Coaching Assessment.)

Candidates will be provided with a variety of resources to support your learning and enable you to fulfil the role of the ECB Coach.

Candidates should have the following in place before the final assessment (not necessarily before enrolling or starting the course) :

Emergency First-Aid Certificate
Current DBS check

It is important to understand that applicants will need to complete supported practice sessions (totalling 3 hours) to achieve competence. Also there will be online activities which include a Safeguarding Young Cricketers course and a Multiple Choice Assessment test.



 See ECBCA website for courses being held in the area or get in touch with one of the contacts below.

 First Aid

The next First Aid Course will be held on 6th December 2017 at Blackley CC starting at 6.30pm (3 hoursduration)

The cost will be subsidised to a cost of £20 per person. There are 20 places available.

All applications to Julie Pearson 

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

The renewal of this course is now held 'online' to register please email David Tighe at the Yorkshire Cricket Board on

Candidates requiring the course for the first time can contact the ECBCA at one of the contacts given below.

Child Protection

CHILD WELFARE SAFE HANDS COURSE – Clubs are reminded that every CWO is required to go on a Safe Hands course even if they are employed in Education or Social Services and have undergone child welfare training as part of their employment. As advised by the County Welfare Officer and ECB this is so that they receive the 'cricket perspective' and understand the sport's welfare structures and reporting systems. For details of courses check the ECB website and also the West Yorkshire Sport website (details below).

All Club CWOs must inform the Halifax Cricket League Welfare Officer , Neil Myers ( when they have completed the course so HCL records may be updated.

Introduction to Scoring

This course is now run by the Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) and details of a course in the area can be found on their website (

The CCDG try to run a course in the area each pre-season with the help of the ACO depending on the demand from the member Clubs for such a course.


ECBCA contact – Kevin Gresham,

Local Area YCB Coach - Alexandra Murphy,

ACO contact – Hilary Oliver,

CCDG course organiser – Peter Butterfield,

West Yorkshire Sport Coach Education Programme

Details can be obtained and courses booked through the West Yorkshire Sport website,