ECB Foundation Coach

Foundation Course

ECB Foundation 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.

To book on to this course go to the bottom of this page.

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.


  • Role of an ECB Foundation 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, Active, Safe, 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

2024 - ECB Foundation Courses

Course 1: Callywith College

Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 9th March 2024

10am - 5pm each day

For registration click the following link


Course 2: Cornwall Cricket Centre - Female only!

Saturday 13th April - 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 17th April - 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday 24th April - 6pm - 9pm

For registration please click the following link:

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