Coach Development: Coaching is an enormously rewarding and a crucial role in cricket.

Coaches play a crucial role in inspiring, developing and nurturing players at all levels of the game.

Whether it is about putting something back into the game you love, progressing your career, helping out at your local club, or simply providing more support to your child, there is a reason for everyone to get involved in cricket coaching.

Whether you want to coach in grassroots cricket or aspire to coach in the elite game, we’ve got a coaching course for you.

For more information, please contact Gareth Dawson Workforce Development Officer.

ECB Coach Development Diagram

Support Coach

The course upskills individuals who want to help and support a qualified coach in the delivery and organisation of safe cricket games and sessions.

This vital role supports the coach in action and development of players predominantly in the club or school environment.

Foundation 1

This course is the first step to becoming a qualified coach you will become an important part of the ECB’s coaching family that works together to help players improve, have fun, be safe and learn at every stage of their development.
Cityscape (SVG)

Core Coach

An ECB Core Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

Advanced Coach

Developed to help you challenge your current coaching practice and further your knowledge and understanding in a variety of areas.

Specialist Coach

Designed to build on your experiences to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge existing thinking and beliefs about cricket coaching and develop specialist areas of expertise when coaching individuals, units and teams.

Masterclasses for Coaches

We work with professionals from across the game to deliver tailored masterclasses to support the development of recreational cricket coaches in Gloucestershire.

Our masterclasses cover a wide range of topics and have been led by the likes of Richard Dawson (ECB’s Elite Performance Pathway Coach and former Gloucestershire Head Coach), Tim Hancock (former Gloucestershire Player and Head of Talent Pathway), Chris Taylor (formerly England Fielding Coach) and more.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer

Gareth joined the GCB in 2016 and progressed into his current role as Workforce Development Officer in 2021. His main roles are being the main point of contact for the ECB on all Coach Development matters and grow the number of active coaches across the County of Gloucestershire.

Additionally, he will support the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) in developing an Officials Strategy that aims to grow the number of officials across the game. Increase the number of courses that are available to potential officials and work with GACO to transition volunteers from ‘course takers’ to ‘standing officials’.

Support the Gloucestershire Grounds Association in developing a programme of activity that supports ground staff across each year. Coordinate and manage both national and local Reward and Recognition events for all groups of volunteers. On top of practical delivery in schools, he will work with teachers to enhance their cricket delivery and work with universities/colleges to provide opportunities for students to gain qualifications and coaching experience.

Gareth is a Liverpool FC fan, a big follower of cricket around the world and plays his cricket at Hatherley & Reddings.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer