Frequently Asked Questions
Coach Education FAQs
Who can take a Level 2 Course?
The course is open to anyone aged 18 and over. It is useful to have played or coached cricket before it is not essential. The Coaching Children course is aimed at coaches working with players aged 13 and under while the Young People and Adults course is for coaches working players aged 14+.If you have any questions on your suitability please email GCB tutor firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does it cost?
The Coaching Children (Level 2) costs £320 in Gloucestershire. First Aid is an additional £40.
Who is it for?
The Coaching Children’s course is designed for coaches working with young people (boys and girls) aged 13 and under. It is aimed at people who have some previous experience of playing and coaching cricket and want to lead a club age group in the coming season.
What is covered on the course?
The Coaching Children’s course provides the tools for coaches to deliver player-centred coaching sessions built around the needs of their individual players. It includes technical batting, bowling and fielding sessions, practice types, planning, the ECB player development model, basic tactics and how to employ coaching tools (eg questioning, observation, analysis and feedback) to help players learn.
How long does it take?
The Level 2 course is three full days (9am-5pm) followed by an assessment day. You must attend every day of the course in order to achieve the qualification. For 2018/19 dates visit the GCB Course Planner
How does the assessment work?
The assessment is made up of a number of different parts. Firstly it is a prerequisite that coaches attend every day of the course and complete relevant First Aid, Safeguarding workshops and DBS checks. Coaches are required to complete 6 coaching sessions with their players between day 3 and assessment. These need to be overseen by a Level 2 coach. There is also an online multiple choice paper and a 20 minute assessed coaching session.
Do I need to be able to play cricket?
It is useful to have played cricket before but not essential. During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of coaching sessions as a player but if you are unable to take part due to injury, illness or disability then the tutors on the course will help you work around this,.