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be BA accredited and continue
their education to ensure the most
appropriate up-to-date knowledge
and coaching techniques are being
THERE are innumerable fine
coaches doing an excellent
job across the State.
Frequently they do not receive
any encouragement or recogni-
tion for the valuable service that
they perform on a regular and
With this in mind, the RNSWBA
Coaching Committee is looking to
promote the concept of Coach
of the Year Awards at Zone and
Indeed, consideration could also
be given for this to lead to an
award of NSW Coach of the Year.
So, what makes a top coach?
How would you determine who
should receive such an accolade in
your Zone or District? Could you
list, say, between 5 - 10 criteria
that would fairly determine due
The State Coaching Committees
would like to provide an oppor-
tunity for Zone/District Coaching
Committees and individuals across
the State to submit their ideas.
With this broad input, a qual-
ity and acceptable framework of
criteria can be collated for imple-
Criteria suggestions may be
mailed/e-mailed either to your
Zone Representatives, or directly
to the State Coaching Committee.
Responses will be happily received.
TWO information sharing forums
have been recently conducted
to present the latest informa-
tion available on issues concerning
The first one was at Maitland
City BC for Zone 6 coaches, hosted
by Chairman of Coaches Gerald
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By ALLAN STARRETT Chairman State Coaching Committee
THE NSW moratorium on
coaching courses is ending
The first courses that are to be
run by the State Coaching Com-
mittees will be for club coaches.
Specific dates and venues will
be advertised through this col-
umn in Bowls NSW, the monthly
Coaching Communiqué and Zone/
As over 40% of NSW bowling
clubs do not have a coach, this is
a prime opportunity for a chance
to overcome the shortfall.
BOWLS Australia has given a
strict directive that no new
coach will be deemed accred-
ited unless they have attended a
BA authorised course conducted by
a BA recognised Presenter/Assessor.
In consequence, the new process
in place is as follows: Any Zone
or District requiring to increase
their number of Club Coaches
should make written request to
either the RNSWBA or NSWWBA
Coaching Committees to conduct
The Presenter/Assessor Facilitator
will then allocate the personnel
to run the course.
Upon confirmation, all course
details will be provided, particularly
in regard to the payment of associ-
ated fees, supply of documentation
and issue of support materials.
Participants, both men and
women, from any other District,
Zone or State will also be able to
apply for attendance to achieve
the desired accreditation.
Courses will be conducted for
participants numbering between
5 and 15.
THE RNSWBA Coaching Com-
mittee and the NSWWBA Inc
Coaching Panel have been
meeting regularly on a monthly
basis and have moved forward to
form a ground-breaking combined
list of all coaches in NSW.
This now permits a complete
interaction at State, Zone, District
and club level of all qualified
These coaches play a vital role
in developing players in our sport.
They provide bowlers with the
skills and knowledge needed to
develop, improve and experience
All coaches performing such
assistance within clubs need to
WELL, at last you
have a new set of
bowls! Great col-
our and the line...
But what of the
old ones? Could
trade them in, nobo
wants them on E-b
the club has alread
many spare sets,
they're just too big
Don't throw them away, don't
even think of recycling.
Use them to help improve your
bowling skills and raise your abil-
ity to succeed.
How, I hear you ask?
When rolling up, set up a mini-
scenario of two bowls around a
jack at each end.
Try to beat these opposition
bowls with your new "super-
dooper goodies," and only
change the old bowls groupings
when you have successfully out-
Mmmm, maybe a bit of frustra-
tion at first, but determination to
beat those "olde and ancients"
will have you improving in no
time at all.
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