Coaching Association of Canada

Lawn Bowls

Bowls Canada offers the following workshops.

Bowls Club Coach: This 6-hour workshop is designed for club coaches who will be introducing the basic skills of lawn bowls to the beginner bowler. With in-class sessions as well as sessions on the green, coaches will learn the basic laws and history of the game, how to break down and teach skills, how to make ethical decisions in coaching, and how to create and execute an emergency action plan.

Competition Coach: Designed for coaches of local and regional level bowlers of all ages, this 2-day workshop helps coaches to prepare athletes who will be competing within their club and in provincial play-down events. Partly in-class and partly on the green, coaches will focus on long-term athlete development, performance analysis, practice planning, and the basics of strategy. For complete training, coaches must also complete the following multi-sport modules with their provincial/territorial coaching representative: Make Ethical Decisions, Teaching and Learning.

Performance Coach: Designed for coaches of athletes wishing to compete at the provincial and national levels. Over the course of this 2-day workshop, coaches will focus on the analysis of tactical and technical performance.

Coaches interested in the Bowls Performance Coach workshop need to contact the Bowls Canada Boulingrin office directly. This 2-day workshop covers the following topics and pertains to competition at a provincial and national level:

  1. Technical Performance;
  2. Analyze Technical and Tactical Performance;
  3. Strategy and Tactics; and
  4. How to Evaluate.

In order to achieve Trained status, a coach must complete the Bowls Performance Coach Workshop and the following multi-sport modules:

  • Developing Athletic Abilities;
  • Prevention and Recovery;
  • Managing Conflict;
  • Psychology of Performance;
  • Leading Drug-free Sport;
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively;
  • Performance Planning;
  • Manage a Sport Program; and
  • Design a Basic Sport Program.

In order to achieve Certified status, a coach must complete an evaluation that includes the submission of an annual plan, the submission of three practice plans with an emergency action plan, an observation of the implementation of one of these practice plans, and an observation of team support at a competitive event. Online evaluations for Make Ethical Decisions, Managing Conflict, and Leading Drug-free Sport must also be completed in order to achieve Certified status.

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