Coaching Kids (5-11)


The Cricket Ireland Coaching Kids 5-11 years course is aimed at parents, teachers, and young adults supporting cricketers aged 5-11 years. The course is designed to provide new and emerging coaches with the knowledge and skills to deliver child-centred, safe, fun, and age-appropriate coaching sessions.


What are the registration criteria?

The course is open to anyone aged 14 years of age and over. All registrants aged 18 years of age and over are required to show evidence of completing a Sport Ireland/Sport Northern Ireland-sanctioned safeguarding workshop.


How is the course structured?

The course consists of seven modules (including Module 7, the Safeguarding workshop. Note: The Safeguarding workshop is not included in the course hours shown below).


What is the duration of the course?

Approximately six hours.


What do you need to do to become certified?

Coaches who achieve full attendance and, to the satisfaction of the course leaders, engage in the process of learning, will be eligible to be certified. Note: to retain certification, all coaches 18 years and over will need to attain Access NI clearance or Garda Vetting. 


On becoming certified, what will you be qualified to do?

Upon certification: (1) coaches aged 14 or 15 years of age will be considered able to assist with the coaching of children aged 5-11 years; (2) coaches 16 years of age and over will be considered able to lead coaching sessions with children aged 5-11 years.

North West Run coaching clinic in Horden

What is the cost of the course?

€45 (RoI)

£40 (NI)


How do you register on the course?

Details of upcoming courses found on this website or contact 


How do you pay?

Complete online registration & payment


For further information on coaching


Cricket Ireland Coach Education and Development Strategy 2018-2020.