Coach Education

Bowls Scotland is committed to developing and delivering accessible, modern coaching awards which lead to a knowledgeable, skilled, and highly eff­ective bowls coaching workforce throughout our affiliated clubs.

There are currently three levels of coaching award, detailed below.

To view available courses & to book a place please visit - https://bowlsscotland.azolve.com/ - sign in and then click “Events & Courses”. **Please note – discount for affiliated clubs will only be applied if your online profile has identified which club you are a member of.**

Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award

Play your part in introducing new players of any age to the brilliant game of bowls. Coaches will leave with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver fun and safe sessions to new bowlers of any age.

Coaches will gain the knowledge & skills to be able to work with brand new bowlers and younger players. The main focus is on coaches leading fun activities with an aim to create a fun, safe & inclusive environment in your sessions.

Structure: 2 Hours Online Learning + 2 Hours Practical training (4 Hours)

Cost: Affiliated Clubs - £30 or Non-Affiliated Clubs - £60

Level 1 Coaching Award

Develop and improve existing players within your club. Coaches will leave with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver fun, safe and progressive sessions to develop club players using skills-based practices to produce a more consistent line and length. Coaches will also design and deliver practices to improve the decision-making abilities of players.

Coaches will leave with the confidence & knowledge to deliver fun and safe progressive coaching sessions to wide variety of playing abilities. Using a wide selection of skill based practices coaches will be working to help players progress in their development and in turn produce a more consistent line & length.

Structure: 1 Day Practical Course (8 Hours)

Cost: Affiliated Clubs - £60 or Non-Affiliated Clubs – £120

Level 2 Coaching Award

**Please note – The Level 2 award is currently under review. As such, we will not be looking to run any Level 2 courses until at least Spring 2022.**

This course allows experienced coaches to develop their coaching abilities across a range of areas. Coaches will examine technical and tactical aspects of team and individual play and will learn how to profile bowlers and develop action plans to help improve their player’s game. The course will explore – profiling, bowler assessments, nutrition, fitness, tactical approaches, planning linked sessions, coaching teams, and coaching through games.

Structure: 3 Day Practical Course

Cost: Affiliated Clubs - £175 or Non-Affiliated clubs - £350

Requirements: Coaches must have achieved Level 1 & be active coaching at a performance level. Sign up for this will be done through application process.

For all course sign up and available course dates, please visit; https://bowlsscotland.azolve.com/ - sign in and then click “Events & Courses”. **Please note – discount for affiliated clubs will only be applied if your online profile has identified which club you are a member of.**

For more details, please contact our Coach & Volunteer Manager, Adam Martin, via adammartin@bowlsscotland.com or call 07591825874.

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