Advanced CoachAt all levels of the game coaches can make a difference to a player’s experience and help them enhance their performance.
Players need coaches with expertise, support and passion at every stage of their development. At all levels of the game coaches can make a difference to a player’s experience and help them enhance their performance.
The challenge for all coaches is to learn as they develop, just as players do. Therefore, the ECB have developed a programme that will help you challenge your current coaching practice and further your knowledge and understanding in a variety of areas.
This programme has been designed to build on your experiences and give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to help players improve their game as well as developing a wide area of expertise when coaching individuals, units and teams.
- Seam bowling
- Spin bowling
- Psychology and decision making
- Strength and conditioning
- Communication and leadership
- Talent identification
- Skill development
Who is it for?
- Attendance at a selection day after shortlisting
- 8 face-to-days split between 3 modules held over a 3 month period
- Individual and group coaching with players in own environment linked to applied activities such as planning and reflecting
- Attendance at an assessment centre
Pre-requisites for certification
- Emergency aid certificate
- Safeguarding certificate
- ECB Disclosure and Barring Service check
For more information, please contact Gareth Dawson Workforce Development Officer.
Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer
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.