There are a number of online courses and resources for volunteers at clubs to access which can all be found below.

 

COACHING 

Coaching can now take place at clubs in line with the guidance provided by the ECB, please see here

iCoach Cricket
A fantastic free resource that can be accessed by a simple registration here. It is full of drills, videos, practices and session plans for coaches to use with their players. There are also weekly webinars held every Thursday with professional guests such as Ashley Giles and Peter Such. Past recordings are available in the Kitbag area of icoachcricket here
You can contact coachdevelopment@ecb.co.uk for more information

UK CoachingA host of resources, free for a limited time, about a range of coaching topics. 

Sport and Physical Activity Mental Health Awareness Course Free until the end of August 

ECB Coach Ambassador
This e-learning workshop has been designed to help develop your confidence and equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills to recruit coaches, advocate coaching and help coaches unlock their potential.

ECB Young Volunteer
The Cricket Activators Course aims to encourage young people to get more involved as cricket volunteers.The course will provide the skills and knowledge needed to volunteer in a wide variety of roles in clubs, community and education.

The Cricket Consultant - Free resources and videos for coaches and players. 

Social media is also full of great coaching content particularly Twitter and YouTube

 

OFFICIATING 

Basics of Umpiring  - Aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. For ages 13 and over.

Basics of Scoring Designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring.  The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as, scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the Game. For ages 13 and over.

Umpiring Stage One - Perfect introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels. For ages 13 and over.

Runswktsovers  - A series of live scoring demonstrations covering everything from the basics of scoring, the various methods, including linear scoring to ‘Score Alongs’ and more advanced demos with Q&As. 

For further information on umpiring and scoring please contact:
Chris Shelton – Umpire Courses
Sue Drinkwater – Scorer Courses and YouTube Demonstrations

 

GROUNDSKEEPING 

The Grounds Management Association website is full of information to help you make informed decisions about maintaining your grounds as well as your working and volunteering situation. Latest Pitch Maintenance Guidance - Interim Works and Fit for Play 

Level 1 Cricket Grounds Maintenance - (ONLINE COURSE)
A new online Level 1 module on Cricket Grounds Maintenance to allow you to gain an awareness and general understanding of the tasks involved in maintaining playing surfaces. The three modules are:

  • Requirements of the groundsperson and pitch
  • Maintenance activities (Equipment and Machinery)
  • Safe use and storage (Materials)

Cost: £25.00 (Incl. VAT)

GMA Live - Back to Play Webinar 
On Wednesday 13th May the GMA ran their first webinar on “Back to Play” which proved very popular. You can Watch the Recording of the webinar back using the link if you missed it!

Next Webinar - Tuesday 16 June at 7.30pm
Adapting to the 'new-normal' can present both physical and mental challenges for grounds staff, volunteers, and those working across the industry. We've gathered a panel for our latest webinar, led by Mark Clemmit, to discuss and explore mental health strategies for the grounds sector - REGISTER NOW 

Join the Devon Cricket Groundskeepers Facebook Group

 

PLUS...

Digital Training - Google Digital Garage 

Cricket clubs across England and Wales can benefit from digital skills webinars as part of a new partnership between the ECB and Google Digital Garage.

The three webinars will run weekly on Monday mornings from 15 June, with each session live streamed on YouTube and lasting 60 minutes. Those interested in attending should register on the links below.

Monday, 15 June (9.30am)
Digital Marketing Strategy – An introduction to the main digital marketing channels and how to use them to build strategy - REGISTER HERE

Monday, 22 June (9.30am)
Get started with Digital Advertising – social, search and display advertising - REGISTER HERE

Monday, 29 June (9.30am)
Get Your Business Visible on Google – Learn how to increase your visibility to reach more people online - REGISTER HERE

 

Safeguarding  There is now an interim online safeguarding course for clubs, those registered for a course that was cancelled will be contacted by the ECB. If you any questions please contact James May.