Coach development day success

by BowlsSA1 on February 1, 2019

Bowls SA on behalf Coaching & Junior Committee are pleased to report on a successful Coach Development Day held at Club Holdfast on Friday February 1st, 2019.

55 members from clubs right around the state attended the day and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to network with other coaches, participate in activities and share ideas, all with the aim of growing the interest in and raising the standard of coaching in South Australia.

The members were firstly treated to a presentation from 114 state game player and experienced premier league skipper Marc Evans from the Grange Bowling Club. Marc talked a lot about his experiences at state and club level as well as theories on the game from the perspective of an elite level lead.


Next the attendees got to hear from Advanced level coach Mal Hutton who recently attended Bowls Australia’s coaching conference in Queensland. Mal was able to share some of the insights learned there and what may be applicable to the South Australian coaching fraternity.


Before lunch State Men’s coach Les Carter ran the coaches through his thoughts and ideas on teaching bowlers the fundamentals of learning and leading, then provided some examples of drills that coaches can do with developing players which was very well received.


To finish off the day Deanna Amos provided some insight on coaching member’s technical delivery where members were given the chance to practically film their bowls delivery and discuss and analyse it with other coaches to provide fault finding examples.

At the conclusion of the day all members would have walked away with some new knowledge and ideas to implement at their club, as well as the satisfaction of a very enjoyable day. The Bowls SA Coaching & Junior Committee would like to thank all guest speakers for their time and effort to present as volunteers, in addition to the Club Holdfast for being fantastic hosts.


Coach Development Days continue to be a positive opportunity provided by Bowls SA to its members and clubs, we look forward to continuing to running successful days in the future. The Coaching & Junior committee will be continuing to work on another ideas and opportunities for clubs to utilise and look forward to some exciting announcements in the future.


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