Volunteering in cricket is hugely rewarding as it is a great way to give back to your cricket club! Most clubs across the county rely on volunteers to provide their players and community with the best experience possible. Volunteering can include groundskeeping, helping with teas on game days, umpiring, scoring and helping to coach the girls’ section at your club. It’s with the help of volunteers that our clubs can continue to deliver women & girls playing opportunities. Get involved today!
Foundation 1 Course
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.
A blend of e-learning and face-to-face modules led by ECB Coach Developers 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.
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?
Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting
The coaching tools
Purposeful, Active, Safe, Enjoyable sessions
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
Pre-requisites for certification
18 years of age
Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers
ECB DBS – contact Michelle Kent / Joe Skinner / Chris Hunkin to initiate an application
Upcoming ECB Foundation I Coach programmes
Course 1: East and Mid County
14th and 21st March 2020: 10:00 – 5:00pm at Callywith College Bodmin – BOOK HERE
Course 2: West and Mid County
19th and 26th April 2020: 10:00 – 5:00pm at the Cornwall Cricket Centre – BOOK HERE
Cornwall Cricket Board have not got any First Aid courses running at the moment, but please follow the links to the Cornwall Sports Partnership
Wednesday 29th January 2020 @ Hub Club, Camborne
Thursday 12th March 2020 @ Truro College
Time: All Courses run from 18:30-21:30
Cost: £30 per person – BOOK HERE
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Safeguarding and Child Protection (Sports Coaching) – Child Welfare Officers must attend one of these courses prior to attending their Safe Hands Course. This certificate lasts for three years. This is a requirement of Clubmark Accreditation
Here are the workshops we have available though the Cornwall Sports Partnership:
Thursday 6th February 2020 @ Chy Trevail, Bodmin
Tuesday 24th March 2020 @County Hall, Truro
All courses run from 6.30 – 9.30pm and are £30 per person – BOOK HERE
Safeguarding Young Cricketers (Online Course)
**FOR QUALIFIED COACHES ONLY who are renewing**
To complete this course you must have done, once, the three hour sit down Safeguarding Child Protection course (above) or have attended the Children’s Coaching Certificate. If you have not please do not register. you will need to book onto the Safeguarding Course as delivered by the Cornwall Sports Partnership (above).
Safeguarding Young Cricketers is an online course and is FREE.
If you are an existing coach and want to refresh your Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate, please click the link to apply for the course. Following the registration, you will be sent a link for the online course. This may take 48 hours to come though, and please check your spam folder if you can’t see it.
To Register on the course, CLICK HERE
Safe Hands Child Welfare Officer Training
Specific to Club Welfare Officers, this three-hour course will provide you with the knowledge to manage situations in the club relating to child welfare.
£30.00 per person
10th February 2020 at The Cornwall Cricket Centre, Truro, 6:30 – 9:30pm – BOOK HERE
6th March 2020 at The Cornwall Cricket Centre, Truro, 6:30 – 9:30pm – BOOK HERE
ECBACO/CACO Umpire Education Stage 1 & Stage 2 courses CLICK HERE
ACO Scorers Officer and Course Administrator:
Margaret Ireland, Tel: 01209 213453 m: 07753 230351 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org