- Coaching Association of Saskatchewan:http://www.saskcoach.ca/
- Coaching Association of Canada: http://www.coach.ca/
- The Locker to find out your coaching status: https://thelocker.coach.ca/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2faccess%2faccount%2fprofile
- Making Ethical Decisions: http://www.coach.ca/make-ethical-decisions-med--s16834
- Respect in Sport: https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure/
From the Bowls Canada Website:
Become a Coach
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, 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 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 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 two coaching programs that meet NCCP national standards: Bowls Club Coach and Bowls Competition Coach
LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 are 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.
Bowls Club Coach NCCP
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. Coaches can achieve a Bowls Club Coach status by completing the one-day workshop:
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.
- Setting the Scene for Coaching (30 minutes)
- Facility/Equipment and Laws of the Game (45 minutes)
- History/Hierarchy/Terminology (30 minutes)
- Making Ethical Decisions as a club coach (60 minutes)
- Safety and Emergency Action Planning (45 minutes)
- Teaching the Basic Skills 30 minutes
- Practice Coaching 1 – emphasis on organization and set up to accomplish a goal (60 minutes)
- Practice Coaching 2 – emphasis on teaching skills to real participants and delivering effective communication/feedback (60 minutes)
-This workshop is NOT intended to be a skills clinic for bowlers looking to upgrade their playing skills and technique.
-Saskatchwan Coaches must complete Respect in Sport to be considered recognized as coaches in Saskatchewan: https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure/
How to Access - Contact the Sask Bowls office for the next course: email@example.com
Bowls Competition Coach NCCP
This two day 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.
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 office.
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
For complete training, coaches must also take three multi-sport workshops:
- Make Ethical Decisions
- Teaching and Learning
- Respect in Sport (Saskatchewan) https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/secure/
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.