UKCC COURSES 2011/2012

The Cricket Wales recognises that Coach Education plays a pivotal role in the overall development of cricket within the country and will run various courses throughout the winter months of 2011/12 to expand and improve its existing coaching base.

(application form) & (Course Development Officer contact details)

ECB Level 1 to Coach Award Conversion Course – £200

The ECB Conversion course is designed for coaches wanting to update their existing ECB Level I qualification to the ECB Coach (UKCC2) qualification. By attending the conversion course, coaches will have an opportunity to receive the latest developments relevant to their coaching. A major focus of the updated ECB courses is the importance of balancing the technical aspects (what to coach) with the way in which coaches are able to deliver that message (how to coach) with the ultimate aim of ensuring that players learn.

All courses will require attendance or evidence of attendance on a Good Parctice Child Protection course and a minimum 3 hour First aid course as well as the enhanced CRB check.
Dates & Venues to be confirmed – Please contact your area Course Development Officer.


Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cricket – ECB Coaching Assistant – £240 (details  link)


Dates & Venues (link)

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching cricket – ECB Coach Award – £330 (details link)


Dates & Venues (link)

Safeguarding Children Workshops £25 or inclusive in Level 1 feesDates & Venues to be confirmed – Please contact your area Course Development Officer.

First Aid Workshop £25 or inclusive in Level 1 fees
Dates & Venues to be confirmed – Please contact your area Course Development Officer.

Coach Development Workshops 2011/ 2012 – £25 per workshop (details link)

In addition to the certificated courses Cricket Wales will be  running Coach Development Workshops for those coaches who wish to develop their own coaching skills and prepare for the ECB Club Coach award or Level 3
These workshops will be three hours in duration and are non-assessed

The Fee is £25 per workshop

Dates & Venues to be confirmed – Please contact your area Course Development Officer.

For general enquiries regarding Coach Education, please call Jeremy Cartwright, Cricket Wales Coach Education Co-ordinator on 07974-647007.
Workshops are also held by  Coaching Associations.

For general information on coaching visit the Sports Council for Wales coaching website

All coaches should have personal insurance and be members of the ECB Coaching Association see the ECB CA website.   Members receive the publication “Hitting the Seam”, Handbook.  For merchandise and other resources: contact 0121 440 1748.
Other coaching related issues:
Each winter sees a busy picture of coaching for Welsh Squads at the National Development Centres at Neath, Llandrindod Wells, Newport, Cardiff and Towyn.  At regional level coaching programmes are run for U11-U15 youth squads.   Coaching Associations run ‘open’ Dragon skills award programmes, for which any WCA affiliated club can apply to the CBW for a Dragon awards starter pack. Hopefully this will encourage more clubs to run comprehensive coaching courses and stimulate coaches by offering a ready-made series of coaching activities as well as providing a certificate for children to aim for!

Umpire Training
For those of you interested in becoming an umpire several courses are run through the winter and you may apply by contacting:

District Contacts

Carmarthen & District Stephen Phillips, Nant yr onnen, Cwmdwyfran, Bronwydd, Carmarthen SA33 6JG
T: 01269 281601
Eastern Glamorgan David Jones, 325 Cyncoed Road, Cardiff CF23 6PD
T: 02920 755029
Llanelli & District Ken James, 54 Gorwydd Road, Gowerton, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA4 3AD
T: 01792 873625 M: 07891 185131
Mid Wales Robin Varley, 14 Lon Llewellyn, Waun Fawr, Aberystwyth SY23 3TP
T: 01970 624403
Monmouthshire Mike Rouse, Ty Uchaf Flat, Llanover House, Abergavenny NP7 9EF
T: 01873 881107
North Wales Paul Jones, 29 Heol-y-waun Road, Bradley, Wrexham LL11 4BP
T: 01978 757298
Pembroke Les Hastings, 35 Clover Park, Haverfordwest SA61 1UE
T: 01437 768269
Swansea & District Trevor Jones, Flat 21 The Cloisters, Eaton Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QP
T: 01792 423909 M: 07746 121085