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Whether it is about putting something back into the game you love, progressing your career, helping out at your local club, or simply providing more support to your child, there is a reason for everyone to get involved in cricket coaching.

ECB Foundation 1 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.

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.

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

Upcoming ECB Foundation I Coach programmes

Littlehampton Academy: 25 January 2020 and 1 February 2020 FULLY BOOKED

Sackville School (East Grinstead) 2nd and 9th February 2020 FULLY BOOKED

Robertsbridge Community College 14th and 21st March 2020 FULLY BOOKED

Shoreham College 29th March and 5th April 2020 FULLY BOOKED

Level 2 Coaching Courses

Coaching Children's Cricket - Bede's School - 15th, 22nd and 23rd February 2020 (0930 - 1630 each day) Assessment Day - 19th April 2020 (0930 - 1530) - BOOK HERE - FULLY BOOKED

Coach Support Worker

This course is designed to help to develop your confidence and equip you with the knowledge, understanding and applied skills to support a qualified coach in a coaching session and create a safe, enjoyable and welcoming player-centred environment.

Great Walstead School 19th April 2020 2pm to 6pm - BOOK HERE

Coaching Masterclasses

Keeping Masterclass with Michael Bates - Sussex CCC, Saturday 7th March 12pm-4pm - BOOK HERE 

Batting Masterclass with Phil Hudson and Ashley Wright - Sussex CCC, Saturday 21st March 12pm-4pm - BOOK HERE

First Aid Courses

The 1st Central County Ground - 25th March 2020 6:30pm to 9:30pm - BOOK HERE

Cuckfield Cricket Club - 19th April 2020 6:30pm to 9:30pm - BOOK HERE



For details of our Safeguarding courses please click here

Sussex Association of Cricket Coaches

Sussex Association of Cricket Coaches

For further information click here