Selection Policy

Purpose of the Programme

To deliver a High Performance Programme to ensure Scottish Bowlers can achieve their potential and ultimately deliver medals at World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Period of assistance -1st Feb 2017-31st May 2018

Selection to the Programme will be based upon;


Key Performance Factors

  1. Performance Delivery
    • This is the players ability to deliver a Performance when it counts and therefore be measured by the Players Track record at Atlantic Rim, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
    • Ability to perform on relevant playing conditions and perform in position specific roles.
  2. Performance Potential
    • What is the Players potential to deliver medal results in the future?
    • Have proven results at recognised competitions on relevant playing conditions and other key competitions as identified by the High Performance Coach.
    • Results from any Squad/benchmarking days 

High Performance- To prepare athletes to deliver medals on the World Stage.

National Academy-To allow Athletes the opportunity to train in a Performance Environment against strong opposition and gain invaluable International competition. A chance to develop double skill sets by having position specific training.

Regional Academy-To allow under 25s the opportunity to develop their ability to train in a performance environment and develop their game technically and tactically by having regular coached sessions.


Process for Selection to High Performance and National Academy

Based on the parameters set out the key performance factors will be used by the High Performance Coach, Support Coaches and High Performance Manager to make final selections.

Trial days may be deemed necessary by the Head Performance Coach.

Once Players have been offered a place on the Programme they have 7 days to accept the offer and if no response is received it will be assumed they have declined the offer and an additional Player may be offered the place. Players will be advised by 1st February 2017.

The programme will consist of 3 squads

Performance-(1st Feb) Players considered capable of delivering podium results within 12-18 months(Up to 20 players) Players will be supported by support staff from the Sportscotland Scottish Institute of Sport –selected in January 2017

National Academy – (1st Feb) Players considered capable of delivering podium level results longer term (max 6 Players)-selected in January 2017

Regional Academy (31st May)-Players will be identified by a Regional Talent ID Day to select players into the 5 Regions (max 50 players) Please see separate application process-selected 14th May 2017

The Selections for High Performance and National Academy for 2017-18 will be made by a panel consisting of the High Performance Coach, High Performance Manager, Assistant coaches and CEO of Bowls Scotland.

International representation for the following competitions in 2017 will be at the discretion of the High Performance Head Coach and Support coaches based on the Key Performance Indicators (Performance Potential, Performance Delivery and commitment and mindset to the programme) Performances at Key Identified events and on relevant playing conditions will be considered.

  • World Cup Warilla Australia
  • World Youth Championships Broadbeach Australia
  • 8 Nations Broadbeach Australia
  • European Championships Guernsey
  • Hong Kong Classic
  • Dutch Open

Commonwealth Games selections in September 2017 will be based on the Commonwealth Games Scotland selection criteria

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