Coaching Courses

Cricket Wales Coach Education Programme 2020-2021

All courses for 2021 are planned to run as normal, however due to the current restrictions some courses may not be able to run on their designated dates and will therefore be postponed to a later date. We will contact all individuals that are booked onto courses that may be affected as soon as possible to offer alternative dates. We are reviewing course dates in line with current government guidelines, some courses may be rescheduled into the Summer months. Please bear with us during these uncertain times. If you have any concerns please contact your area administrator

Information on courses can be obtained from your Area Workforce Administrator

NORTH Ian Martin [email protected] 07501 392199
SOUTH EAST Mark Dixon ma[email protected] 07999 520881
SOUTH WEST Steve Davies [email protected] 07584 518069



Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket. ECB Foundation I Coach is a new coach development programme and qualification that has been created to help more people take their first steps into coaching 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 I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Courses for Spring 2021 will be run with 12 candidates and 2 Tutors and will be fully compliant with Covid regulations. Candidates that sign up will be invited to a pre-course Zoom meeting to go through details on how the courses will be run. There will be a requirement to complete Modules 1-4 on your e-learning account prior to attending day one.


FULL Newport  - Course 1     Saturday : Jan 23rd and Jan 30th -
NEW DATES - April 17th and April 24th

FULL Ebbw Vale - Course 1 Sunday : 7th Feb and 14th Feb
NEW DATES - April 18th and April 25th

Newport - Course 3 - Saturday : 6th March & 13th March  -

FULL Ebbw Vale - Course 2 Sunday : 14th Mar and 21st Mar -

FULL Newport - Course 2 Saturday : Mar 20th and Mar 27th -

FULL Cowbridge - Course 1 Sunday : 11th Apr and 18th Apr -

FULL Cowbridge - Course 2 Sunday : 25th Apr and 2nd May -

FULL Cowbridge - Course 3 Sunday : 9th May and 16th May  -


FULL  Llandarcy Course 1  23 Jan 2021 - 6 Feb 2021
NEW DATES - March 20th and April 3rd

FULL  Llandarcy Course 2    27 Feb-13 March 2021
NEW DATES - March 27th and April 10th

FULL  Narberth  7 March -14 March 2021

FULL  Neyland Course 1  11 April - 18 April 2021

Neyland Course 2   9 May - 23 May 2021



Eirias park, Colwyn Bay 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th May

Wrexham/Flintshire:  7th, 8th, 28th & 29th June

Both courses will be held over 4 evenings.



Course Content

  • Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach
  • What does coaching look like?
  • icoachcricket
  • 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.


  • 4 face-to-face modules over 2 days
  • 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
  • £150.00


Pre-requisites for certification

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers

Foundation I modules


FIRST AID - Please check back regularly for New Course Dates

CANCELLED  First Aid AM Pentre Hafod School Swansea

CANCELLED  First Aid PM Pentre Hafod School Swansea

POSTPONED, NEW DATES TO FOLLOW - Bethesda CC  31st January 2021, 15.00-18.00:

POSTPONED, NEW DATES TO FOLLOW - Colwyn Bay CC, 1st February 2021, 18.00-21.00:

CANCELLED Croesyceiliog CC - Jan 24th - 2021 AM: 9am till 12pm : PM : 1pm till 4pm :




All Coaching courses are usually supported by the BE ACTIVE WALES (Progress Grants) scheme if applied for via your Cricket Club, before the course takes place. Please contact a colleague as shown above for help. 

Course enrolment is now only via online link. You will be given a choice of paying immediately or off-line payment. If the Club is paying, they will be invoiced prior to start of course



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