Activities Handbook

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Coaching is an integral part of our sport’s success but it can often be a difficult and daunting task without the right information and guidance, which is why Bowls Australia (BA) has developed the official Activities Handbook to assist the bowls fraternity.

The Activities Handbook was designed to create a positive learning environment, enabling activities and games to be carried out safely and therefore enhance the fun of learning the game of bowls. The handbook is an official BA publication supporting introductory and club coaches during their training sessions that perfectly complements the suite of resources also available by Bowls Australia.

Whilst the apparent simplicity of lawn bowls belies the skill and mental application required to play the game well, these activities are designed to be used for a range of players. The handbook contains activities and practical drills coaches can use to liven up training in a fun and involving manner.

National coach Steve Glasson OAM believes the handbook is a great resource for beginner and experienced bowlers alike.

“The handbook is a fantastic tool for all bowlers and I really recommend it,” Glasson said.

“Every bowler can find ways to improve their game and there are so many facets of this book that could benefit even the most experienced bowler. I intend to use the book at Australia squad camps to provide a visual guide for the players and it’s a great resource to give to them to take away.

“The handbook really shines when coaching at club level. The tips and techniques found in the book are matched with an abundance of skill tests and drills to help players improve.”