BOWLS TARANAKI COACHES ASSOCIATION

CENTRE DIRECTOR OF COACHING: Moe Kelly 06 757 9113

SECRETARY: Tina Atkinson-Watt 027 757 8800

DELEGATE: Moe Kelly 06 757 9113

BOWLS TARANAKI UMPIRES ASSOCIATION

President: David Brunton, phone 06 758 7879
Secretary: Vivienne Jones, phone  06 769 6913
Committee: Lloma Hibell, Faye Gecse, Robert Arnoll
Tutors: Betty Brunton, Barbara Bishop
To access: World Bowls – Laws of the Sport of Bowls Book
Google: Crystal Mark Third Edition
Clubs needing an Umpire for tournaments etc. please contact David Brunton on phone 06 758 7879.

Skills sessions for all players covering measuring and marking skills and Law issues can be organised for clubs or Taranaki Divisions.

Training for new and reaccrediting Umpires is from the middle of June to August/September each year. Names for new candidates to be forwarded by 20 May to tutors. Please contact Betty Brunton on phone 06 758 7879.

FROM THE BOWLS NZ WEBSITE
Drills and Games

Success in the game of bowls comes from consistent execution of the basic skills together with sound tactical judgment. The key to improvement, just as in any other sport, is purposeful practice.

The individual practice drills in the link below are designed to improve the basic skills. Each drill is designed to allow simple consistent objective measuring of performance so that players can set goals and strive to improve their personal best. Recording the results will enable player and coach to monitor progress and identify stregnths and weaknesses.

Skills need to be practiced in context as well as in isolation. Too often players “practice” by rolling up with a mate usually simply reinforcing bad habits. Modified games designed to challenge a particular skill or tactic can turn group practice into purposeful practice that is both challenging and fun. Learning from mistakes made in such purposeful games will quickly improve tactical judgment and refine skills.

This collection of games and drills is not intended to be a complete list but are examples of an almost endless variety of activities. Players are encouraged to modify them to meet their individual needs. Challenge yourself and enjoy!!
Link HERE to find downloads of a range of games and drills..