Wiltshire Cricket


Coach Support Environment

ECB Coach Support Environment Courses

Getting more people playing more frequently in teams.

The ECB Coach Education programme looks to develop the skills of everyone involved in the sport of cricket.  Therefore the two courses covered below look to maximise the impact that individuals can have within their own club environment.

The two courses within the Coach Support Environment are both aimed at individuals who want to improve themselves without going through a formal training and assessment process.

ECB Cricket Activator Course

The playing of cricket will not happen without a lot of things, which are often hidden to people, being done. If you want to make cricket happen, in whatever capacity, this course is right for you, especially if you are a young person exploring various options of how you can support cricket and develop yourself personally.

  • The course will help you identify and understand the roles that make cricket happen and the development of ideas to promote cricket in your community.
  • An ideal course for anyone wishing to volunteer in any way in organising cricket and signposts you to other opportunities to progress as part of the cricket community.
  • After the workshop, you will then have the opportunity to get involved by making cricket happen in your environment.
  • 1 x four-hour workshop with off course activities to complete also.
  • Open to all, no upper or lower age limit.

The course can be delivered in a bespoke manner to help clubs or groups of people to be able to plan, organise and deliver large projects relevant to you.  The course helps volunteers to be able to break down projects into constituent parts to allow for better planning and understanding of the roles that are required to organise:

  • A kwik cricket festival
  • Starting a youth section
  • Planning and running a family fun day/fundraising event.

ECB Coach Support Worker Course

The Coach Support Worker course is ideal for someone who wants to help and support a qualified coach in the delivery and organisation of games and sessions but may not have the time, inclination or sport specific knowledge to qualify as a coach. This vital role supports the coach in action and development of players predominantly in the club environment.

  • The course focuses on practical learning allowing you to understand how to make sessions safe; lead warm-ups and cool downs; and run different types of practice.
  • 1 x six-hour workshop.
  • You must be 16 years of age and complete a recognised safeguarding module (ECB Safeguarding Young Cricketers online workshop) and be DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB) checked.

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to assist under the direct supervision of ECB qualified coaches in the delivery of high quality practical cricket coaching sessions within a club environment.

 Please note that the courses within the Coach Support Environment do not provide a coaching qualification