Ottawa (ON) | June 26, 2020
Bowl Canada is thrilled to announce the creation of a formal Regional Coaching Network.
The purpose of this network is to create formal linkages between the national High Performance Program and what is happening in regional development across the country. This network will also seek to develop coaching resources that will reach more aspiring athletes throughout the nation and help support the growth of the game at the regional level.
In 2019, Bowls Canada was fortunate to receive funding from the Government of Canada to initiate specific opportunities for women coaches aspiring to coach at an international level. Based on the learning from these pilots, the Regional Coaching Network will involve both formal and informal opportunities for the coaches to gain experience and knowledge. Regular opportunities to connect with the other members of the network and the two national team coaches will contribute to promoting a consistent development of athletes across the country.
This structure will also allow for more opportunity to identify and work with aspiring bowlers across Canada. As Regional Coaches will be directly plugged into the national High Performance Program through regular virtual communications, they will be able to answer questions and provide updates to regional athletes on topics such as National Squad Selection, specific skills and tactics that are required for national and international play, and help athletes identify how ancillary sport sciences might contribute to their game.
“Developing a formal Regional Coach Network has been a goal of the association for the last couple of years and I am very excited for this to launch,” said Bowls Canada Executive Director Anna Mees. “While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in this season looking anything but normal, the required funding and technology pieces are aligned to get this started. Rather than wait, we will use the ‘pandemic pause’ to establish the Network so that it is fully functional and ready to support bowlers for the 2021 season.”
Bowls Canada has issued a formal posting with the intent to have coaches in place by mid-August.
For more information, please contact:
Anna Mees, Executive Director, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
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