Coaching Courses

Cricket Wales Coach Education Programme 2021

Autumn 2021 courses are now being launched. Please see below for courses in your area.

Information on courses can be obtained from your Area Workforce Administrator

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



"I just want to say how worthwhile and enjoyable I found the Foundation 1 course at over the last couple of weeks.   I learned a lot in a very short space of time – your constructive feedback/challenge was really helpful - but it was also great fun. I am sure others who attended would have felt the same. It’s pitched just right, there’s nothing I would change and I will certainly recommend it to club colleagues. Thank you!" - Matthew Price


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.

Most courses during 2021 will be run with 12 candidates and 2 Tutors and will be fully compliant with Covid regulations, if regulations allow we will increase this to our standard 18 candidate course.

There will be a requirement to complete Modules 1-4 on your e-learning account prior to attending day one.


FULL Newport - Course 1 - September 25th & October 2nd, 2021 - Book Here  

FULL Ebbw Vale - Course 1 - October 10th & 17th, 2021 - Book Here

Cowbridge - Course 1 - October 24th & 31st, 2021 - Book Here

Newport - Course 2 - November 6th & 13th, 2021 - Book Here

Cowbridge - Course 2 - November 21st & 28th, 2021 - Book Here


FULL Llandarcy - Course 1 - September 5th & 26th, 2021 - Book Here

FULL Neyland - Course 1 - October 3rd & 17th, 2021 - Book Here

FULL Llandarcy - Course 2 - October 31st & November 14th, 2021 - Book Here

FULL Carmarthenshire/Kidwelly - Course 1 - November 28th & December 12th, 2021 - Book Here


FULL St Asaph - September 26th & October 3rd, 2021 - Book Here 

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


Please check back regularly for New Course Dates

*NEW DATES - 2021*


Newtown CC - July 27th 2021, 18.00 - 21.00 : Book Here


Newport CC - August 11th 2021, 18.00 - 21.00 : Book here




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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