Coach Education: the pathway to successful coaching

 Courses coming soon…

UKCC Level 2 Summer Course – We are hoping to run a UKCC Level 2 course in the summer, this will run on a weekly basis over about 3 months.

Coach Development Workshops – Courses aimed at current L2 coaches, we are looking at running these in the early spring.

 

Certificated courses are available to suit all ages and abilities, in addition to an integral education programme for teachers wishing to deliver cricket in their school. ECB Coaching qualifications are governed by UKCC Certification.

The shift in ECB Course Direction and Content is driven by the desire to make coaching more “Player-Centred”. With this in mind the full Coach Qualification (allowing a qualified coach to work alone) will begin at “Certificate” level. This will be underpinned by two shorter courses aimed broadly at training people to “support” fully qualified coaches – “Coach Support Worker” and “Cricket Activator”. Following on from these introductory courses, coaches will then be able to select one of two “entry-points” to become a fully qualified coach – a coach can either attend the Certificate in Coaching Children Course or the Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults Course – both courses carry the same level of Certification – but crucially allow a coach to be trained in disciplines more suited to working with players of a specific age range – therefore making a coach more aware of a players specific needs.

Courses & Training

Cricket Activator: 

Who Should attend?… Individuals wishing to assist under the direct supervision of ECB qualified coaches in the delivery of high quality practical cricket coaching sessions within a club environment. This is aimed at coaches aged between 14 & 18 who have expressed an interest in helping out at club coaching sessions, who may in the future wish to proceed on to UKCC L2 coaching courses.

What is the commitment level required?… To attend a 6 hour workshop, usually delivered over two evenings.

What is the cost for this course?     £45.00

What are the pre-requisites for certification?… This course is an attendance only course, there is no assessment at this stage

Coach Support Worker: 

Who Should attend?… Individuals wishing to assist under the direct supervision of ECB qualified coaches in the delivery of high quality practical cricket coaching sessions within a club environment. This is predominantly aimed at coaches aged 18+ and this is a logical bridge if desired to UKCC Level 2 courses.

What is the commitment level required?… To attend a 6 hour workshop, usually delivered over two evenings.

What is the cost for this course?     £55.00

What are the pre-requisites for successful completion?…There is an informal assessment opportunity at the end of the workshop, the coach also needs to complete a DBS clearance (CRB) and complete a short online module – safeguarding young cricketers.

UKCCL2 Children’s Coach: 

Who Should attend?… Those who wish to work as Fully Qualified Coaches, and who are most likely to Coach Children from 6 to 13 years of age. They may be existing UKCC1/ECB L1/ Cricket Activator / coach Support Worker coaches or UKCC 2 Young Person and Adult coaches who wish to access ‘child specific’ content.

What is the commitment level required?… Coaches will be required to attend 8 x 3 Hour Modules (usually over 4 days – with course assessments within this period), complete ‘off-course’ home-study ‘online E-modules’ tasks in between modules and six sessions of supported practice usually in their own club coaching environment, and there will be an induction session and 1st aid training before the course commences.

What is the cost for this course?      £250.00 (Was £300.00)

What are the pre-requisites for certification?… To become qualified at Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Children’s Cricket, candidates must possess a current DBS (CRB), First-Aid, and Safeguarding Young Cricketers Certification (This is all part of the course) Candidates must be at least aged 17 years old on the course start date and be at least 18 years old on the final assessment day (usually day 4 of the Course).

The new HOWZAT! “on-line” Coach Resource will be a part of the Candidate Resource Pack and the course involves working closely at times with this excellent Resource – so access to a computer is essential!

UKCCL2 Young People & Adult Coach: 

Who Should attend?… Those who wish to work as Fully Qualified Coaches who are most likely to Coach Young People (14 years old +) and Adults in ‘Open Age’ Cricket. They may be existing UKCC1/ECB L1 / Coach Support Worker coaches or UKCC 2 Children coaches who wish to access ‘‘young person and adult specific’ content.

What is the commitment level required?… Coaches will be required to attend 8 x 3 Hour Modules (usually over 4 days – with course assessments within this period), complete ‘off-course’ home-study ‘online E-modules’ tasks in between modules and six sessions of supported practice usually in their own club coaching environment, and there will be an induction session before the course commences.

What is the cost for this course?      £250.00 (£125.00 bursary upon completion) (Was £300.00)

What are the pre-requisites for certification?… To become qualified at Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults Cricket, candidates must possess a current DBS (CRB), First-Aid, and Safeguarding Young Cricketers Certification (This is all part of the course) Candidates must be at least aged 17 years old on the course start date and be at least 18 years old on the final assessment day (usually day 4 of the Course).

The new iCoach on-line Coach Resource will be a part of the Candidate Resource Pack and the course involves working closely at times with this excellent Resource – so access to a computer is essential!