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. This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.

A qualified ECB Foundation I Coach will be able to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision. (Qualification DOES NOT allow the coach to operate a bowling machine)

  • Cost £150 Per Candidate
  • Minimum Age 17 (Certificate not available until 18th birthday)
  • Complusory ECB DBS Check required prior to course

ECB Foundation 1 – February 2022

Saturday 5th February and Saturday 19th February

Taverham Hall (Langley Prep School)

12pm until 6:30pm each week

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ECB Foundation 1 – May 2022 (Midweek)

Wednesday 4th May
Wednesday 11th May
Wednesday 18th May
Wednesday 25th May

Horsford CC

5:45pm until 9:00pm for four weeks

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This course is a blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers who will explore what coaching looks like, the impact you can have as an ECB Foundation I Coach, the skills you can help players to develop and how you can learn from your experiences.

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, stay safe and learn at every stage of their development.

The ECB Foundation 1 is now the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Course Content

* Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach ** Purposeful sessions *
* What does coaching look like? ** Active, Safe, Enjoyable sessions *
* ICoachCricket ** The coaching tools *
* Foundation principles – fielding, bowling & batting ** Differentiation *


* 12 hours of face-to-face tuition (either 2 x 6 hours or 4 x 3 hours) *
* 7 bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each *
* 3 Observed coaching opportunities during face-to-face modules *
* Online multiple-choice Questionnaire *