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ECB Foundation Coach (1st4sport Level 1)

Coaching is an enormously rewarding, challenging and crucial role in cricket.

ECB Foundation Coach (1st4sport Level 1) is a 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 a Foundation 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 Coach (1st4sport Level 1) will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

It is the entry level qualification required to coach cricket.

Who should attend?

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

Module Guide

Upcoming Courses

Foundation Coach Course 1: Sundays, 24th September and 1st October 2024 – 9.30am – 4.00pm – Seat Unique Riverside Indoor Cricket Centre


Foundation Coach Course 2: Monday 30th October and Tuesday 31st October 2024 – 9.30am – 4.00pm – Seat Unique Riverside Indoor Cricket Centre


Foundation Coach Course 3: Monday 19th February and Tuesday 20th February 2024 – 9.30am – 4.00pm – Seat Unique Riverside Indoor Cricket Centre

Book Below

Please note that the deadline to register for the below courses is one week before the start of the course.

Dates not suitable?

If you are interested in the Foundation Coach courses, but the above dates don’t suit you, you can register your interest below and be the first to hear about upcoming courses.

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