Bowls Canterbury Coaching Resources
Basics of Lawn Bowls
It is important to know the green and rink dimensions to help benefit your game of Bowls. Below are two resources that will help develop your learning with these areas.
- Boundary of Green - Roger Munro
Delivery and Technique - Roger Munro
The delivery of the Bowl comes as a critical part of the game. Everyone will have a slightly different delivery and technique that works best for them but the basics remain the same. If you are consistent with delivering your perfected delivery and technique, you are guaranteed to see great results. Roger Munro's resources are extremely useful and full of valuable information. Here you will find all you need to know about your delivery and technique with in-depth explainations.
Drills for Beginners:
Warm up Drill - R. Munro
Brief Outline of the Game - Palo Alto Lawn Bowling Club
Skills and Drills
Drills for Beginners:
Skills and Drills - A. Robins
TGFU: Teaching Games For Understanding
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
Nutrition - J. Sinclair
Etiquette - The unwritten guidelines of the Etiquette of Lawn Bowls
Bowls New Zealand Publications:
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