Coach Development

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

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Coaches play a crucial roles in inspiring and developing 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.

Bursaries for Coaches

ECB Bursaries intend to increase the diversity of learners new to coaching or those taking the next step on their coach development journey.

Groups include, potential coaches that are female, from ethnically diverse communities, with a disability, experiencing financial hardship.

Coaching Resources
Cricket Coach Safeguarding

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 Coach

Developing a learner’s knowledge, skills and confidence to coach safe, fun and inclusive sessions that ignite a lifelong love of the game.

You be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

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Coach Development Female

Core Coach

The ECB Core Coach programme is an entry level qualification for coaching cricket in England and Wales.

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.

Coach Development
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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 to deliver tailored masterclasses to support the development of recreational cricket coaches.

Led by the likes of Richard Dawson (ECB’s Elite Performance Pathway Coach), Chris Taylor (former England Fielding Coach) and more.

Mark O'Leary Masterclass Coach Development

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