Monaro & Far South Coast bowlers sharpen their coaching skills at club sapphire

by operations

Bowlers from across the Far South Coast & Monaro got together at Club Sapphire, Merimbula on Friday November 1 to participate in a coaching support session. An initiative of Women’s Bowls NSW and supported by Bowls Australia, the day saw coaches, both accredited and aspiring, take to the green to sharpen up their skills. More than ten coaches participated including Australian representative players Sharyn Renshaw & Michael Wilks as well as club coaches and junior volunteers.

The session was in two parts, with a presentation from Bowls Australia Regional Bowls Manager, Nick Hind, giving the participants a chance to discuss motivation, skills, development, knowledge and advice followed by a practical on green session with all participants showing off their skills and learning more about coaching players at all stages of their bowls careers.

Nick said that providing coaching support was necessary for the games future growth. “Forums such as this are a great opportunity for coaches in the area to share skills and techniques for all levels of player. From school age kids who learn so quickly, to transitioning players or some older players still looking to learn new tricks, giving our coaches the skills to support bowlers at all stages of their career is really important to having a strong game.”

Having attendees of the calibre of Michael and Sharyn gave the participants an insight into elite level coaching while all the coaches were encouraged to impart their skill set, with everyone able to take away new skills as well as an improved understanding of the needs of each player and how to best adapt coaching to get the best results.

Please see below for the next round of coaching sessions.

Article submitted by Nick Hind, Bowls Australia