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Sport plays an important role in the lives of many Canadians. Quality coaching is key to a positive sport experience for participants. Bowls Canada Boulingrin recommends that all coaches become trained and certified in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to ensure that coaches have the tools and knowledge they need to work effectively.

 

Bowls Canada NCCP

The NCCP is a training and certification program for coaches, offered across Canada in more than 65 sports. The program was designed to meet the needs of a wide range of coaches – from those who introduce beginners to sport to those who work with Canada’s high performance athletes.  The NCCP, which launched in 1974 and is delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, endorses national standards in coach education and certification. The NCCP empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

 

Bowls Canada currently has three coaching programs that meet NCCP national standards:  Bowls Club CoachBowls Competition Coach​ and Bowls Performance Coach .

 

LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 is no longer offered by the NCCP partnership or by Bowls Canada.  The Bowls Club Coach and Bowls Competition Coach programs replace the old Level 1 and Level 2.

 

 

 

Athlete and Coach Development Models

Bowls Canada has identified specific framework models for the development of coaches and athletes. 

 

Long-term Athlete Development Pathway

BCB Coach Development Model

 

Coach Development Model

BCB coach development model

Participant Development Model

 

 

Bowls Club Coach NCCP

Purpose

Bowls Club Coach is designed to train coaches who will be working in a club environment with a wide range of beginner bowlers to introduce the basic skills of lawn bowls.

 

LTAD Alignment

Learn to Bowl:  Getting Started

 

Coach Accreditation Available

The highest level of accreditation for Bowls Club Coach is NCCP TRAINED. Coaches can achieve this status by completing the workshop:  Bowls Club Coach.

 

Workshop Outline

The goal of this workshop is to help prepare coaches to do some of the specific tasks required to introduce the sport to beginners within a club setting.

  • Participant- centre Coaching (90 minutes)
  • Meaningful Competition for a Lifetime (80 minutes)
  • Safety (50 minutes)
  • Making Ethical Decisions (75 minutes)
  • Explaining and Demonstrating Bowls Skills (100 minutes)
  • Selecting and Implementing Purposeful Games (90 minutes)
  • Putting It All Together (30 minutes)

NOTE:  This workshop is NOT intended to be a skills clinic for bowlers looking to upgrade their playing skills and technique

 

How to Access

Contact your provincial Bowls Coaching Coordinator to find out when the next workshop will be hosted in your area.

 

 

Bowls Competition Coach NCCP

Purpose

This workshop is designed for the coach who will be working with a wide range of bowlers who are competing in club tournaments and possibly playing in provincial play-down events.

 

LTAD Alignment

Train to Play – Club Competitor Learn to Compete – Provincial Competitor

 

Coach Accreditation Available

There are two statuses available for coaches:  Trained and Certified.  TRAINED status is achieved after successful completion of:

  • Bowls Competition Coach Workshop,
  • Multi-sport Make Ethical Decisions workshop, and
  • Multi-Sport Teaching and Learning Workshop.

CERTIFIED status is available after the coach has successfully completed

  • Bowls Competition Coach Portfolio,
  • Formal evaluation in a bowls coaching environment,

AND CAC’s online evaluation for Make Ethical Decisions.

 

How to access Training

Coaches interested in accessing the Bowls Competition Coach Workshop need to contact their Bowls provincial coaching coordinators. This two-day workshop covers the following topics as they relate to the competitive club and provincial bowlers:

  • Long-Term Athlete Development
  • Performance Analysis
  • Practice Planning
  • Teaching and implementing basic tactics and strategy

Coaches looking to access the multi-sport workshops Make Ethical Decisions and Teaching and Learning need to contact their Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative .

 

For complete training, coaches must also take two multi-sport workshops:

  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Teaching and Learning

 

How to Access

Coaches should contact the office by email at office@bowlscanada.com to receive an electronic copy of the evaluation materials.  This material is available free of charge.

 

Coaches access the online Making Ethical Decisions evaluation by clicking on the “My Locker” tab on www.coach.ca.  Coaches need a current email and an NCCP CC# to complete this evaluation.

 

 

Bowls Performance Coach NCCP

Purpose

This workshop is designed for the coach of athletes who are of intermediate and advanced skill levels and who want to compete successfully at the national level.  The coaches of athletes in Provincial and National tournament competitions and coaches of athletes wishing to compete internationally.


LTAD Alignment

Learn to Compete – Provincial Competitor
Train to Play – Club Competitor

Coach Accreditation Available

There are two statuses available for coaches post completion of the Bowls Performance Coach Workshop, they are: TRAINED and CERTIFIED

TRAINED
status is achieved after successful completion of:

  • Bowls Performance Coach Workshop,
  • Multi- sport Developing Athletic Abilities,
  • Multi- sport Prevention and Recovery,
  • Multi- sport Managing Conflict,
  • Multi- sport Psychology of Performance,
  • Multi- sport Leading Drug Free Sport,
  • Multi- sport Coaching and Leading Effectivity,
  • Multi- sport Performance Planning
  • Multi-sport Advanced Practice Planning
  • Multi- sport Manage a Program, and
  • Multi- sport Design a Sport Program

CERTIFIED status is available after the coach has successfully completed:
□ Submission of an Annual Plan
□ Submission of three practice plans with emergency action plans

  • Specific Phase
  • Pre-Competition Phase
  •  Competition Phase

□ Observation of implementation of one of the above practice plans
□ Observation of coach working with a team during a Competitive Event

□ Online Evaluations – www.coach.ca – for:

  • Make Ethical Decision- Competition Development
  • Managing Conflict
  • Leading Drug Free Sport

Coaches looking to access the multi-sport workshops need to contact their Provincial Coaching Representatives

How to access Training

Coaches interested in accessing the Bowls Performance Coach Workshop need to contact the Bowls Canada office directly.  This two-day workshop covers the following topics as they pertains to competition at a provincial and national level. 

  • Technical Performance
  • Analyze Technical and Tactical Performance
  • Strategy and Tactics
  • How to Evaluate

How to Access

Coaches should contact Bowls Canada office directly to find out when the next Performance Coach Workshop will be running. 

To receive an electronic copy of the evaluation materials, please contact the Bowls Canada office.  This material is available free of charge. 

Coaches access the online Making Ethical Decisions evaluation by clicking on the “My Locker” tab on www.coach.ca.  Coaches need a current email and a NCCP number to complete this evaluation. 

 

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