Coaching Resources

Bowls Canterbury Coaching Resources

1.  Basics of Lawn Bowls

2.  Skills and Drills

3.  TGFU

4. Building a Head

5. Shot Play

6.  Nutrition

7.  Etiquette

8.  Other Resources

9.  Laws 


Basics of Lawn Bowls

Green information:

Rink Dimensions

Boundary of Green - Roger Munro

Delivery and Technique: (by Roger Munro)

Establishment of Line 

Holding the Bowl  

Adjustment to Line 

Bowl Speed control 

Brief explanation of Pre Shot Routine / The Mat Drill / The Delivery Routine

Drills for Beginners:

Warm up Drill - R. Munro

Game Play:

Brief Outline of the Game - Palo Alto Lawn Bowling Club

Skills and Drills

Drills for Beginners:

On Green Drills

Circuit Drills

Skills and Drills - A. Robins

TGFU: Teaching Games For Understanding

Youth Games:

Spider

CORNER to CORNER

The Mat Race

Get the Shot

Best Back Bowl

Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe High Score Variation

Basic Questions and Answers for new bowlers 

Building a Head

Drills for Head Building Level 1:

No Answers provided for these scenarios. Assume that you are the Red Bowls and think of the best solution and shot to either win the end, reduce the of points scored against you, or keep you bowls safe from opposition.

Scenario 1 - The Red bowl is next to play. Where should the Red position itself on the head?

Scenario 2 - The Red bowls is next to play. What is the best option for the Red Bowl, at this point in the game?   

Scenario 3 - The Red Bowl is next to play. What should the Red bowl do or where should it be positioned on the head?

Scenario 4 - The Red bowls is next to play. What are the risks for this bowl? Where is a safe place for the Red bowl to be positioned on the head?

Scenario 5 - The Red bowl is next to play. What type of shot should the Red bowl do? Where is the most ideal place for it to land on the head?

Scenario 6 - The Red bowl is next to play. What type of shot would benefit the Red team? 

Drills for Head Building Level 2:

Select the best option for the scenario provided. The answers provided is just one option, there are numerous ways to approach each scenario. 

Scenario Answer Scenario Answer

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Shot Play

Nutrition

Nutrition - J. Sinclair

Etiquette - The unwritten guidelines of the Etiquette of Lawn Bowls

Etiquette 1

Other Resources

Bowls New Zealand Publications:

Bowls NZ produces a number of great of publications for Players and Coaches.  Some of these books and DVD are available from Bowls Canterbury Shop. Alternatively, they can be purchased from Bowls NZ

From Go to Gold

The Basics Coaching Lawn Bowls

The Principles of Coaching Coaching Lawn Bowls

The New Zealand Way DVD.

Laws of the Sport of Lawn Bowls 

Laws of the Sport of Bowls - Crystal Mark Third Edition 2015

Hard copies are available at the Centre or online at the Bowls Canterbury Shop