Coaching is a pivotal part of the sport of bowls and wheels are in motion to increase the number of coaches and the standard of help on offer to Victorian bowlers
Whether you’re a bowling beginner stepping onto the green for the first time or a decorated international bowler, coaching is essential.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a club coach making important adjustments to a newcomer’s natural style or a high-end analyst tweaking a finely-honed action, all players benefit from being coached.
This is hardly a revelation. It doesn’t matter what sport you are playing; if you want to improve then a good coach is imperative.
So where can bowlers look for help improving their game? All clubs should endeavour to have coaching available to its bowlers and the ambitious and a dedicated bowler might look outside of the club for further help. But in recent years there have been some issues with the coaching set-up in Victoria and beyond.
The good news is that measures have been put in place to rectify those issues and move towards a situation where there are more coaches for bowlers to utilise and more opportunities for coaches to train and develop.
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Coaching – Gary Tarrant has accepted the responsibility of organizing our coaching requirements. Bev Baxter, Ian Belzer, Garry Byers, Mary Griffin and Maurie Kick are also our accredited coaches.
Please approach any one of them to assist you and improve your results.
Thursdays from 4pm there is regular practice where there is an opportunity to develop your strategies for achieving winning games.
If you want to check your performance in a game or at practice count your GOOD bowls and POOR bowls.
Lead – 19 out of 42 within a mat
Second & Third – 19 out of 42 as asked for by skip
Skip – at least 5 conversions – if down at cross over, try to reduce the count, be in the head or obtain SHOT. Also add to or protect a winning head as needed
The Division One standard to aim for is
|GOOD BOWLS = >45%||OK BOWLS = >30%||POOR BOWLS = <25%|
|2×21 ends (42 bowls)||Draw Shot Scoring Guide||Weighted shots|
|GOOD BOWLS 45%. = 19 shots||G = < 1 mat from target spot||G = hit target or just miss|
|OK BOWLS 30% = 13 shots||O = 1 -2 mats from target spot||O = OK = miss by < ½ mat|
|POOR BOWLS 25% = 10 shots||P = > 2 mats from target spot||P = miss by > ½ mat|
Sundays in September 10am- 11am call in at club for practice sessions with specific drills.