8 New Faces Welcomed as Introductory Coaches
On Friday, 7th of August the first Introductory Coach Course post-COVID was held at Holdfast Bay Bowling Club facilitated by Isaac Trenorden (Bowls SA, Relationship Officer) and James Wilson (Bowls Australia, Participation and Programs Manager – SA). 8 new coaches were accredited through this course. Introductory coaches are some of the most important people in our sport – as these are the faces our new bowlers are likely to see first. These 8 new coaches, representing Aldinga Bay, Christies Beach, Clarendon, Hawthorn, Henley and Prospect-Broadview have taken the first steps in ensuring they are part of the next generation of bowlers coming into our game.
Everybody who plays starts somewhere. Young and novice bowlers’ first contact with the sport may be through introductory level coaches. Creating a positive first experience for new bowlers is pivotal to the sustainability of the sport and our clubs.
Bowls Australia’s Introductory Coach Course will ensure that this first point of contact is enjoyable and rewarding for both the coach and the player.
The Introductory Coach course prepares participants to:
- Identify the role 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;
- Coach the fundamentals of the delivery.
For more information on upcoming courses, reach out to Isaac Trenorden via firstname.lastname@example.org or head to the Coaching section of the Bowls SA website.