1. Read the information below
2. Complete the Application Form (if you wish to apply)
3. E-mail the Application Form to your Provincial Union contact (listed below)
If you wish to apply to register on the 2018 ECB Level 2 Coach course to be held in King's Hospital, Dublin, starting November 3 & 4, please read the following information and complete the application form as needed. Please note this is a national course for coaches from all of Ireland, and integrates, as required, the ECB’s ‘Certificate in Coaching Children’ & ‘Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults’ course material.
Before completing the form, please read the course information and course details carefully. The course requires a significant commitment by the coach in order to attend the face-to-face sessions and complete course requirements, which must be done within two years. Please give these requirements due consideration before applying. E-mail the completed Application Form to the coach development contact in your union (as listed below) by NO LATER THAN 21 September. Each union will then consider applications on their merits and make a recommendation to Cricket Ireland.
Please note that the number of places on the course is strictly limited in order to comply with ECB-recommended tutor-coach ratios, and to ensure appropriate learning support can be provided to each coach post-course.
Provincial Union contacts
North West Cricket Union: Brian Allen – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Northern Cricket Union: Nigel Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cricket Leinster: Naomi Scott-Hayward – email@example.com
Munster Cricket: David Griffin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the Level 2 coach course aimed at?
Coaches who are coaching children (players 13 years and younger) and/or young people and adults in a club setting, and who wish to extend their coaching knowledge and skills in order to create safe, enjoyable, stimulating, player-centred coaching environments.
Course Dates & Times
Attendance at all three activities below is mandatory for course completion.
Residential 1 – November 3 & 4 (staying overnight*), 2018
Provincial Union-based Workshop – this workshop (approximately 3 hours) will occur in the coach’s home union 2-4 weeks after Residential 1
Residential 2 – February 16 & 17 (staying overnight), 2019
* The cost of accommodation is included in the course fee
Pre-requisites for application (as at 1 August 2018)
The coach has completed Cricket Ireland’s ‘Welcome to Coaching’ course (or equivalent)
The coach is 17 years of age at time of registration (learning programme and assessment can be completed at 17, however, certification cannot be achieved before the coach is 18 years of age)
The coach is currently actively coaching
1. Attend Residential 1 & Residential 2 weekends (both approximately 12 hours contact time)
a. The residential weekends are separated by enough time to allow coaches to reflect and begin applying what they’ve learnt on Residential 1
i. In total, the two residential weekends plus Module 8 (Applied Coaching assessment) will comprise approximately 24h of face-to-face contact
2. Attend a Workshop in your home union led by a Level 2 tutor
a. This workshop will occur 2-4 weeks after Residential 1
b. The duration will be approximately 3 hours in duration (or more if agreed by the tutor and coaches)
3. Complete an e-learning module (Safeguarding Young Cricketers) via the ECB e-Learning portal
4. Pass an online assessment on the ECB’s e-learning portal
5. Submit six coaching session plans, four of them linked, and have six evaluations
6. The Applied Coaching assessment (Module 8) is typically completed in the coach's own club environment.
Other requirements for certification
Note that coaches have two years to complete the course requirements.