Below is an overview & list of frequently asked questions about the new ECB Support Coach programme.
When launched, the ECB Support Coach programme will become the assistant
coach provision 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.
The programme will make becoming a coach much more accessible in terms of time commitment and cost.
ECB Support Coach will replace the current Coach Support Worker provision.
What does the programme equip an individual to do?
- ECB Support Coach will become the assistant coach provision. The programme
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
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?
What are the minimum and maximum numbers of learners on programme?
- Minimum = 12
- Maximum = 24
- Recommended = 18
What content does the programme cover?
The programme looks at the following core areas:
• Supporting coaches and players
• Communicating with coaches and players
• Coaching fielding, bowling and batting
Is a classroom required as well as a sports hall?
- Typically, a classroom can be set up inside the sports hall/indoor cricket
centre/under a gazebo if outdoors so there is no need for another room.
What resources do the learners receive?
- Access to ECB e-learning containing two e-learning modules as well as
downloadable resources. They are also issued an icoachcricket login after registration.
What are the requirements of an ECB Coach Developer to be deployed on the
- Active ECB Coach Developers (qualified, valid ECB DBS, valid safeguarding, valid
first aid and current ECB CA member) must attend an orientation workshop to be
eligible for deployment.
What is the coach developer:coach ratio?
- The coach developer:coach ratio is 1:24. However, the supervising staff:coach ratio
What are the requirements for supervising staff?
- They must be a qualified cricket coach and an employee of the county or centre e.g.
a Community Coach or Cricket Development Officer.
Why is only one ECB Coach Developer required?
- The increased ratio is intended to relieve the demands on coach developer
availability. They would act as lead coach developer and be supported by
appropriately selected assistants. It is hoped that this would provide an informal
pathway for potential and future ECB Coach Developers.
Assisting and supervising staff would need to receive a briefing organised by the
centre before the event.
Two or three ECB Coach Developers could be deployed if available and desired.
This would negate the need for assistant or supervising staff.
What resources will ECB Coach Developers receive?
- Coach developers will receive a set of posters for display and integration into tasks.
When will Coach Support Worker courses be removed?
- Registration and resource orders must be placed by 5.00pm on Friday 29th January
2021. All courses and administration must be completed by 5.00pm on Monday 3rd