Ottawa, ON | October 23, 2020
Bowls Canada has initiated a regional coaching structure with the appointment of three local coaches.
Responsible directly to the national organization, the role of these coaches 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.
Bowls Canada is pleased to announce the appointments of Mary Wright (British Columbia), Derek Dillon (Prairies) and Tammy Foster-Veinot (Nova Scotia) to the Regional Coach Network. Through collaboration with existing coaching structures in their respective regions, these coaches will work to identify and encourage local talent. They will also support the training of nationally identified athletes as directed by the National Coaching team of Terry Scott and Darryl Fitzgerald.
“This is a first step towards increasing overall coaching capacity and athlete development at a regional level,” said Bowls Canada Executive Director Anna Mees. “We recognize that we still have a long way to go, but we are committed to working with our Provincial Bowls Associations to continue to grow this network. Our ultimate goal is to have both a male and female Regional Coach available in every geographic region.”
As part of the commitment to grow coaching at this level, Bowls Canada is launching a National Team Alumni Apprentice Coaching program. “We are looking to encourage and support national team alumni to pursue coaching at the Competition Coach and Performance Coach levels of certification,” said High Performance Chairperson Ryan Stadnyk. “Many other sports run similar programs with very successful results. We believe that investing in something like this will not only help round out our regional coaching network, but will also keep valuable expertise within our programs.”
More information on the National Team Alumni apprenticeship program will be released in the coming weeks.
For more information, please contact:
Anna Mees, Executive Director, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
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