ECB Core Coach (formerly Level 2) Course

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ECB Core Coach programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead player-centred coaching sessions.

ECB Core Coach is an entry point for new coaches in cricket – you do not have to complete the ECB Foundation Coach course beforehand, however the Foundation course is hugely beneficial, particularly if you have no experience of coaching or dealing with groups of players.

An ECB Core Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision

The Core Coach Course will give you skills to design and plan activities with the players needs at heart and develop your knowledge of the Core Principles of technique. It is ideal for those wishing to progress their coaching from the Foundation Course, those with previous experience of coaching (as a player or coach), volunteers looking to coach players 11+, or those interested in coaching as a potential career option.

Course Content
The programme will consist of fourteen modules in total: six e-learning modules are integrated with eight face-to-face modules.

•Role of an ECB Core Coach
•Player-centred planning process
•Player development
•Core principles (4) – batting - bowling (pace and spin) - fielding - wicketkeeping
•Tactical, physical and mental skills
•Coaching tools
•Practice types

Learners are assessed at various points during the programme. An online multiple choice assessment after module 6, observed coaching sessions in module 7 and 14 and three short answer questions submitted prior to module 14.

Pre-Requisites: A current ECB DBS (or overseas equivalent) and ECB Safeguarding for Coaches and Activators certificate. An Emergency First Aid certificate is highly recommended (these are not required before attending the course).

Minimum Age: 17 to attend course, certificate provided once candidate is 18

Commitment: 6 online modules (approx. 10-15 mins each), 8 x 3 hour face-to-face modules (normally delivered as 4 full days)

Certification: Certificates are issued by the 1st4Sport upon completion of the pre-requisites, attendance at all face-to-face modules, showing competence during coaching observations and passing Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (part of e-learning)

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