Support Coach Courses

ECB Support Coach is a new coach development programme consisting of e-learning and face-to-face modules that will help you take your first steps into coaching cricket. ECB Support Coach will replace Coach Support Worker in May 2021.

Module 1 – Introducing ECB Support Coach

  • Introduces the core themes of the programme and helps prepare for the face-to-face module.

Module 2 – Supporting coaching

  • Role of an ECB Support Coach
  • What does support coaching look like?
  • Coaching – your turn
  • Player welfare and safeguarding
  • Coaching fielding, bowling and batting – your turn.

Module 3 – Being an ECB Support Coach

  • Explores how support coaches enhance players’ experiences using a variety of scenarios
  • Multiple choice question assessment.

Programme outcomes

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to support qualified coaches. An ECB Support Coach is not qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and therefore must be supervised by a qualified cricket coach.


  • Supporting coaches and players
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  • Communicating with coaches and players
  • Supporting fielding, bowling and batting
  • Safety
  • Differentiation.

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 16 and over wishing to support qualified coaches, inspire players and make a difference to the game.


  • FREE between May and September 2021
  • 1 face-to-face module lasting 3 hours
  • 2 bitesize e-learning modules lasting 10-15 minutes each
  • Multiple choice question assessment.

Prerequisites for certification

  • Valid safeguarding training e.g. Safeguarding Young Cricketers
  • Valid ECB DBS.

Upcoming Support Coach Courses

Date Venue Timings Booking Link
9th July Darley Dale CC 6.00-9.00pm CLOSED
20th July Dinting CC 5.30-8.30pm CLOSED
25th July Mickleover CC 9:30-12.30pm CLOSED
2nd August Staveley CC 6.00-9.00pm
8th August Denby CC 9.30am-12.30pm
31st August Elvaston CC 5.30-8.30pm
6th September Belper Meadows CC 5.30-8.30pm


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