ECB Support Coach

Purpose

The ECB Support Coach programme is the assistant coach provision for cricket coaching in England and Wales. This programme is part of a strategic response to needing more support (assistant) coaches on the ground able to inspire and develop players. The programme makes becoming a coach much more accessible in terms of time commitment and cost.

ECB Support Coach replaces the previousCoach Support Worker provision.

Programme descriptor

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

Programme structure

The programme consists of three modules in total. Two e-learning modules are integrated with one face-to-face module.

Key themes

Face-to-face module

There is a single face-to-face module that runs for three hours:

  1. Role of an ECB Support Coach
  2. What does support coaching look like?
  3. Coaching – your turn
  4. Player welfare and safeguarding
  5. Coaching fielding, bowling and batting – your turn ECB Coach Developer guidance notes will provide further detail behind the outcomes and activities in each module.

Safeguarding Young Cricketers

Safeguarding Young Cricketers is issued separately by ECB e-learning is complimented by tasks completed during the face-to-face module.

Assessment

Learners are assessed by an online multiple choice question paper found in module 3.

FAQs

What does the programme equip an individual to do?

ECB Support Coach will become the assistant coach provision. The programme descriptor states:

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.

What is the cost of the programme?

It is anticipated that learners will be charged £40.00 at the point of registration.

What is the minimum age for entry?

Learners can take the programme at 16 years of age.

Is first aid a certification pre-requisite?

No. However, deploying bodies will need to ensure that assistant coaches have the appropriate training.

Is safeguarding a certification pre-requisite?

Yes. The face-to-face element is covered in during module two and accompanied by the online SYC module and multiple choice questionnaire.

Is a DBS a pre-requisite?

Yes, an ECB DBS is required for certification.

What score is required is for competence at assessment?

90%

Upcoming courses

Venue Calne Cricket Club, Beversbrook Sports Faciliyt, Beversbrook Road, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9FL
Date Monday 21st  June 2021
Time 6pm - 9pm
Cost Free
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Venue Dauntsey's School, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4HE                                              
Date Thursday 22nd July 2021
Time 6pm - 9pm
Cost Free
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Venue Winsley Cricket Club, The Downs, Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2LX               
Date Monday 2nd August 2021
Time 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost Free
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Venue Winterbourne Cricket Club, The Portway, Winterbourne Gunner, Wiltshire, SP4 6JL 
Date Thursday 12th August 2021
Time 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost Free
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