ECB Foundation Course

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. Learn the foundations of Fielding, Batting and Bowling. This is an entry level qualification for players / parents that want to get players started with the game. Provide purposeful, active, enjoyable and safe sessions. You will be able to coach and manage a team independently. 

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Commitment :
7 x Online Modules (plus Multiple Choice, SYC and DBS)
2 x Day Face to Face (including 3 x Assessments)
Cost £150.


"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 Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. It is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

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

2024 Schedule


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Course Content

  • Role of an ECB Foundation 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 modules


Entry Level 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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