Foundation I Coaching Courses

ECB Foundation I Coaching Courses

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

Foundation I – Course 1

Venue: Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Dates: 30th October + 13th November

Times: 9.00am-4.00pm

Cost: £150


Foundation I – Course 2

Venue: Tibshelf School

Dates: :  7th & 14th November

Times: 9.00am-4.00pm

Cost: £150

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Foundation I – Course 3 (FEMALE CANDIDATES ONLY)

Venue: Tibshelf School

Dates: 21st + 28th November

Times: 9.00am-4.00pm

Cost: £150

Make sure to keep checking back for additional courses!

The new Foundation 2 course is still being developed but we are hopeful to host 2 in the winter, so keep checking back for updates!

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