ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults(L2) Feburary 29th, March 1st, 8th & April 5th 2020, 9.30 to 4pm at Leeds Beckett University. Booking & cost information click here
ECB Foundation/ Coach Programme February 2nd & 9th 2020 at Leeds Beckett University. Booking information coming soon.
ECB Foundation/ Coach Programme February 8th & 15th 2002 at University of Leeds. Booking information coming soon.
Introduction to Each Course
The new ECB Foundation/ Coach programme is a two day course and qualifies coaches to be able to deliver sessions on their own. It supersedes the ECB Coach Support Worker Certificate and is designed for those keen to start coaching cricket. Candidates must be a least 17 years old to enrol and 18 to be certificated. It is worth noting that the ECB plan to roll out the new Foundation 2 coach course towards the end of 2020 and only those who attended the F1 will be eligible to enrol.
Currently, the next course up from the Foundation/ Coach programme has two possible strands; either the ECB Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults (YPA) or the Certificate in Coaching Children's Cricket. The YPA states that it is for coaches who would 'mostly' be working with those over 14 years of age. However, the course is now more tailored for coaches working with all ages so the two are very similar.
Description of the ECB Foundation 1 Coach Course
Why Was This Course Developed?
• A strategic response to needing more coaches on the ground
• Making becoming a coach more accessible
• The ECB Foundation 1 coach programme will become the entry level qualification for cricket coaching in England & Wales
• This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills & confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable & safe
• An ECB Foundation 1 coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently & without supervision
Who is it for?
• Anyone aged 17 years & over wishing to become qualified to coach cricket, inspire players & make a difference to the game
• This programme has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching cricket
• Applicants must have a valid ECB DBS
• The programme consists of eleven modules in total
• Seven e- learning modules (15 mins long average)
• Four face- to- face modules (3 hours each)
• Two face- to -face modules are typically scheduled on a seven hour day with a seven day gap between them
• Once applications have been confirmed access to ECB e- learning & icoachcricket will be issued as well as joining instructions
• Emails will provide guidance on how to complete the initial modules of the programme
• Role of an ECB F1 coach
• What does coaching look like?
• coaching fielding, bowling & batting
• Foundation principles- fielding, bowling & batting
• Coaching tools
• Purposeful sessions
• Safe sessions
• Active sessions
• Enjoyable sessions
• Learners are assessed throughout the programme. These are three observed coaching sessions & an online multiple choice questionnaire that support the learner in meeting all the assessment criteria
How to Apply
• Click on link for the course that suits you from the list at the top of this page
For coaches who are going to predominantly coach young people and adults (13 years+).
• 8 x three-hour modules
• six sessions of supported practice (usually in your own club coaching environment)
Pre-requisites for certification
• 18 years of age (learning programme and assessment can be completed at 17)
• Emergency first aid certificate
• Safeguarding young cricketers certificate
• Disclosure and barring service check - through the ECB
Description of ECB Cerificate in Coaching Children’s Cricket (age 6 -13)
This course is designed to help develop your confidence, help you reflect on your coaching practice and develop your expertise in coaching children's cricket.
Who should attend?
For coaches working with children.
What does it is involve?
2 x six hour and 1 x three hour modules.
Assessed activities include player profiling and long term planning, four sessions of applied coaching in your own coaching environment, a case study and a professional discussion.
Pre- requisites for certification
18 years of age
Emergency first aid certificate
Safeguarding young cricketers certificate
Disclosure & barring service check through the ECB
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Child Welfare Safe Hands
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 child welfare structures and reporting systems. For details of courses check this site for details or contact Ray Knowles, the YCB Child Welfare Officer on 01924 405512.