We are delighted to announce that the Level 1 Bowls Coaching Award is now here, and will be rolled out nationally from March this year. There will be pilot courses running in March and further courses will be rolled out across each of the Bowls Scotland regions between now and April 2018.
All information on the coaching awards we currently offer can be found below:
Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award
Who is this award for?
This award is aimed at coaches who will be coaching beginners (juniors and adults) in a club setting. It is also suitable for sports leaders and schools staff who wish to introduce bowls to their curricular or extra-curricular programme. Although desirable, no previous experience of bowls in necessary.
The Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award (IBCA) is the first step onto the new Coaching Pathway.The IBCA will introduce the concept of How 2 and What 2 Coach Skills which helps coaches create fun and positive learning environments for the bowlers they are coaching.
The award will also covers the following areas:-
- Roles and Responsibilities of an IBCA coach
- The Coaching Process (Planning, delivering and evaluating sessions)
- Games Based Coaching
- Warm Up and Cool Downs
- Basic Rules
- Positive Coaching Scotland
- Health & Safety (Risk Assessments)
Candidates should leave the course with the knowledge and confidence to assist the delivery of safe, fun and structured sessions to introduce new players to the game.
7 hours, typically delivered over one full day.
£30 for members of a Bowls Scotland or Scottish Indoor Bowling Association affiliated Clubs.
£45 to non-affiliated members.
Level 1 Bowls Coaching Award
Who is this award for?
This award is aimed at coaches who are looking to develop players (junior and adults) in a club setting.
Before applying for this course candidates should have already attended an Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award or hold a Club Coach Award.
The Level 1 Bowls Coaching Award is the second step on the bowls coaching pathway, and follows on from the Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award (IBCA).
The Level 1 Award will introduce Bowls Scotland’s recommended technical model of delivery, and focus on developing this delivery through a number of skills based practices.
The concept of TGfU (Thinking Games for Understanding) will also be introduced, which allows coaches and players to learn and develop skills through games and activities, as opposed to traditional methods of delivery. Topics that were covered on the IBCA such as: What 2 and How 2 Coach Skills; Positive Coaching Scotland; Positive Learning Environments and Health and Safety will be further explored in greater depth on the Level 1 Award.
Candidates should leave the course with the knowledge and confidence to develop players in a Club environment.
14 hours, typically delivered over two full days.
There will also be an element of pre course work that should be completed and brought with candidates on the first day of the course. It is anticipated that this element will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete.
£60 * for members of a Bowls Scotland or Scottish Indoor Bowling Association affiliated Clubs.
£100 to non-affiliated members.
* Bowls Scotland and the SIBA recognise the importance of accessible and affordable coach education opportunities being on offer their member Clubs. To recognise this, Bowls Scotland are offering a 40% subsidy to ensure the course is available at a discounted and more affordable rate for affiliated Clubs. Currently this results in the Level 1 Award being on offer at £60 as opposed to the full cost of £100.
Please note this subsidy and pricing policy will be subject to review from 31st August 2018.
Dates and Booking Information for All Courses
To apply for a place on any of the courses listed below please book online by clicking on the relevant link next to the course of your choice. Please note, payment is required at the time of booking. Places must be booked individually and are allocated on a first come first served basis, and can only be reserved upon receipt of completed online registrations and payment
|Introduction To Bowls Coaching Award
||Sunday 25th June
||10am - 5pm
||Inverness & District Indoor
|Level 1 Bowls Coaching Award
||26th & 27th August
||9am - 5pm (Both days)
||East Lothian Indoor
If you have interest in any of the above courses but don't see on in your area, please click here to be taken to a register of interest form. This allows us to see where there is a need and interest in more courses.
Information on the Club Coach Award
Coaches who hold a Club Coach Award can by-pass the IBCA and move directly onto the newly launched Level 1 Bowls Coaching Award.
Although not currently mandatory, it is highly recommended that existing Club Coach Award holders complete the Level 1 Award. This will help to ensure that they continue to offer sessions of the highest possible quality.
Bowls Scotland will be having discussions with key partners to identify a suitable and realistic timeframe for all active Club Coach Award holders to move across to the new Level 1 Award. We will communicate this with our member clubs and members when a timeframe is in place.