Coaching Courses

Coaching Course Timetable

Coaching Course Enrolment Form

Club Coach Reaccreditation

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Introductory Coach

Ideally suited to coaches working with schools, social bowlers and those introducing new bowlers to the game. This accreditation is perfect for the coach who is assigned a group of bowlers celebrating an event (e.g. Christmas party). The course takes coaches through the safety aspects of organising a group on the green and a plethora of activities designed to engage new participants instantly!

Introductory Coach Competency statements:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of an introductory coach
  • Assess and manage the risks of coaching at an Introductory level
  • Utilise a range of communication techniques
  • Plan and safely conduct a training session, ensuring fun and maximum participation through games and activities
  • Adapt activities to meet player abilities

Club Coach

Ideally suited to coaches regularly working at club level, either coaching a team or individual coaching. Coaches who are coaching a pennant team will benefit from obtaining this accreditation as the course covers the constants and variables of a delivery, managing the safety aspects of bowls and harnessing various communication methods.

Club Coach Competency statements:

  • Demonstrate the legal and ethical responsibilities of a club coach
  • Identify the roles and information needs of a club coach
  • Review the coaching session
  • Demonstrate appropriate risk management audit
  • Apply risk management principles
  • Work cooperatively with parents, officials and sports administrators
  • Conduct a coaching session to teach skills and tactics
  • Identify appropriate delivery options to place bowl smoothly on running surface
  • Identify appropriate drills for shot development
  • Apply technique analysis to provide appropriate feedback
  • Identify the correlation between line and weight and the impact of environmental conditions
  • Implement inclusive activities for the coaching of bowls
  • Identify physical growth and development considerations
  • Outline social development considerations
  • Identify the specific responsibilities of lead, second, third and skip
  • Apply the basic rules for sport of Lawn Bowls
  • Identify issues regarding drugs in sport
  • Identify common bowls terminology for club level competition
  • Assist athletes with basic nutritional strategies for sports performance
  • Demonstrate effective communication strategies

Competition Module

The Competition Module focuses on the aspects of competitive bowls. Coaches should attend this workshop to gain further information on how to best prepare players for competition, where to find the laws of the sport and conditions of play and understand how to educate players to focus on what they can control. The workshop contains practical on green elements where participants can discover what their own shot timeline is and how best to collect statistics.

Competition Module Competency statements:

  • Describe the things a player can influence
  • Explain the role of a skip
  • Demonstrate effective communication between skip and team members
  • Analyse the head and provide appropriate feedback to your players
  • Record accurate scores during a game

Selection Module

The Selection Module is designed for club coaches,selectors and others who are keen to ensure their club has best practice selection standards. Coaches should attend this workshop to learn more about the bench marking players which can assist with selection. Selectors and committee members should attend this workshop to learn how to create a selection policy and a healthy philosophy for their club.

Selection Module Competency statements:

  • Explain the role of a selection panel and their relationship with coaches, players and committee members
  • Develop a selection policy and criteria and explain their purpose
  • Explain the process of creating performance standards
  • Explain the legal and ethical considerations, appeals and repercussions of selection
  • Collect and manage the use of data to help selectors

Advanced Coach Course

The Advanced Coach accreditation is ideally suited to coaches who believe they will provide valuable coaching experience to their state/territory association at a premier league club, a development squad, a zone/group/district and state level. This may include coaches who are currently coaching at a zone/group/district level coaches, state junior coaches, state assistant coaches, premier level pennant clubs and development squad coaches. Read more here