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Foundation 1

New course for 2019. This Course is an entry level qualification for cricket coaching in England and Wales, this programme is part of a strategic response to needing more coaches on the ground able to inspire and develop players.

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 I Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

Programme structure
The programme consists of eleven modules in total. Seven e-learning modules are integrated with four face-to-face modules.

Key themes 
• Role of an ECB Foundation I Coach

• What does coaching look like?

• icoachcricket

• Coaching fielding, bowling and batting

• Foundation principles – fielding, bowling and batting

• Coaching tools • Purposeful sessions

• Safe sessions

• Active sessions

• Enjoyable sessions

• Differentation

Cost is £150; candidates must attend Foundation 1 before progressing on to Foundation 2 which will be available at the end of 2020. If you have attended a Coach Support Worker course you must attend the Foundation 1 course prior to attending Foundation 2.


Course 1: Open to All

Modules 1-4: Online

Modules 5&6: Moulton College 11th January 2020 9.30am-4.30pm

Modules 7-9: Online

Modules 10&11: Moulton College 1st February 2020 9:30am-4.30pm



Course 2: Women’s only course

Modules 1-4: Online

Modules 5&6: Moulton College 23rd February 2020 9.30am-4.30pm

Modules 7-9: Online

Modules 10&11: Moulton College 29th  March 2020 9:30am-4.30pm

Moulton College; Gate 4, Pitsford Centre, Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7QL


Bookings are now open- please CLICK HERE




Level 2 Coaching Courses

There will be no Level 2 Coaching Courses running pre 2020 season.

Please note that if you have completed the Coach Support Worker course, you must attend the Foundation 1 course prior to Foundation 2.


ECB Advance Coach (Level3 )

ECB are pleased to confirm that applications are now open for the new Advanced Coach programme. The ECB Advanced Coach Programme has replaced the previous Performance Coach Course.

ECB are delighted to confirm applications are now live for two ECB Advanced Coach programmes starting in January 2020. All of the module dates, application form links and deadline dates are listed below


Module 1: 8th, 9th and 10th January 2020

Module 2: 17th and 18th March 2020

Module 3: 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2020

Apply here

Applications deadline: 9am on 8th November 2019

Millfield and Exeter

Module 1: 29th, 30th and 31st January 2020, Millfield School

Module 2: 4th, 5th and 6th March 2020, Exeter

Module 3: 2nd and 3rd April 2020, Exeter

Apply here

Applications deadline: 9am on 6th December 2019


First Aid Courses

Northants Recreational Cricket in partnership with Future First Aid Training deliver Emergency Aid workshops which provides First Aid training presented within a cricketing context. Active coaches should attend a first aid course every 3 years; the course should last at least 3 hours and provide knowledge, practical skills and confidence to administer basic first aid. Future First Aid Training includes information on the treatment of the unconscious casualty, wounds and bleeding, shock, injuries to muscles and joints, fractures, head injuries, the effects of heat and CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Tuesday 11th February 6-9pm at Northants County Cricket Club- To book on CLICK HERE