Next Coach Training Session
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 Pandemic. To be rescheduled when safe to do so.
For Bowlers interested in learning to coach at the club level, teaching "Learn to Bowl" programming. For Club Coaches who were certified prior to 2016, you may also require additional retraining due to new requirements.
Coaching Bowls in Nova Scotia
Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia (LBNS) runs programs for becoming an NCCP Certified Coach for bowls. Organized by Provincial Coaching Coordinator Carolyn Ulch or a Bowls Coach Learning Facilitator, the course runs over 8.5 hours (usually a Friday evening and Saturday). The course covers many topics around coaching as put together by NCCP and Bowls Canada Boulingrin, including Participant-centred Coaching, Long-term Athlete Development, Safety, Making Ethical Decisions, Explaining and Demonstrating Bowls Skills, Selecting and Implementing Purposeful Games and Practice Planning. These topics ensure that the Trained Club Coaches have the tools and knowledge they need to work effectively. For more information or if interested in becoming a certified coach, contact LBNS Coaching Lead Carolyn Ulch.
Policy for Coaching Junior Bowlers
Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia has instituted the following policy in relation to coaching Junior bowlers. Coaches of minors (junior bowlers under 18 years old) are required to submit to the provincial coaching coordinator, a criminal record check and a child abuse registry check by the last day of May in order to coach in a given season. Checks are good for three years and are performed by the local police department. Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia will reimburse any cost associated with the checks.