Next Coach Training Session
Lunch will be provided to all participants.
Coaching Bowls in Nova Scotia
Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia (LBNS) runs programs for becoming an NCCP Certified Coach for bowls. Facilitated by 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-centered 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, please contact any member of the LBNS Board of Directors.
How to become a Bowls Club coach
Bowls Club Coach is designed to train coaches who will be working in a club environment with a wide range of beginner bowlers to introduce the basic skills of lawn bowls.
Learn to Bowl: Getting Started
Coach Accreditation Available
The highest level of accreditation for Bowls Club Coach is NCCP TRAINED. Coaches can achieve this status by completing the workshop: Bowls Club Coach.
The goal of this workshop is to help prepare coaches to do some of the specific tasks required to introduce the sport to beginners within a club setting.
How to Access
Contact LBNS to express your interest in taking the Bowls Club Coach course.
how to become a Bowls competition coach
This workshop is designed for the coach who will be working with a wide range of bowlers who are competing in club tournaments and possibly playing in provincial play-down events.
There are two statuses available for coaches: Trained and Certified. TRAINED status is achieved after successful completion of:
Coaches interested in accessing the Bowls Competition Coach Workshop need to contact their Bowls provincial coaching coordinators. This two-day workshop covers the following topics as they relate to the competitive club and provincial bowlers:
For complete training, coaches must also take the multi-sport workshops:
Coaches should contact the office by email at email@example.com to receive an electronic copy of the evaluation materials. This material is available free of charge.
Coaches access the online Making Ethical Decisions evaluation by clicking on the “My Locker” tab on www.coach.ca. Coaches need a current email and an NCCP CC# to complete this evaluation.
how to become a bowls performance coach
This workshop is designed for the coach of athletes who are of intermediate and advanced skill levels and who want to compete successfully at the national level. The coaches of athletes in Provincial and National tournament competitions and coaches of athletes wishing to compete internationally.
There are two statuses available for coaches post completion of the Bowls Performance Coach Workshop, they are: TRAINED and CERTIFIED
TRAINED status is achieved after successful completion of:
How to access Training
Coaches interested in accessing the Bowls Performance Coach Workshop need to contact the Bowls Canada office directly. This two-day workshop covers the following topics as they pertains to competition at a provincial and national level.
Coaches should contact Bowls Canada office directly to find out when the next Performance Coach Workshop will be running.
To receive an electronic copy of the evaluation materials, please contact the Bowls Canada office. This material is available free of charge.
Coaches access the online Making Ethical Decisions evaluation by clicking on the “My Locker” tab on www.coach.ca. Coaches need a current email and a NCCP number to complete this evaluation.
LBNS policy regarding coaching Junior Bowlers
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.