ECB Foundation I Coach



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.



·         Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach

·         What does coaching look like?

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·         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 lasting 3 hours each

·         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

·         ECB DBS

Foundation One modules


South East Wales


VENUE: Duffryn Community Sports Centre

DAY ONE: Saturday 14th March 2020

DAY TWO: Saturday 28th March 2020

TIMES: 9.30am until 4.00pm both days




VENUE: Ebbw Vale Indoor Cricket School

DAY ONE: Sunday 5th April 2020

DAY TWO: Sunday 19th April 2020

TIMES: 9.30am until 4.00pm both days




Venue : Cowbridge Comprehensive School

DAY ONE: Saturday 4th April 2020

DAY TWO: Saturday 18th April 2020

TIMES: 9.30am until 4.00pm both days



North Wales

Venue: Newtown: Maldwyn Leisure Centre

DAY ONE: Saturday 15th February 2020

DAY TWO: Saturday 29th February 2020

TIMES: 9.30am until 3:30pm both days



Venue: St Asaph: St Asaph Leisure Centre

DAY ONE: Saturday 7TH March 2020

DAY TWO: Saturday 21st March 2020

TIMES: 9.30am until 3:30pm both days



South West

VENUE:       Llandarcy Sports Centre

DAY ONE:    Saturday 28th March 2020  

DAY TWO:   Saturday 4th April 2020 

TIMES:         11am until 5:30pm both days



 VENUE:         Neyland (new) Sports Centre 

 DAY ONE:     Sunday 19th April 2020

 DAY TWO:    Saturday 25th April 2020

 TIMES:          9.30am until 4.00pm both days





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