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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.

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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: 

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.

  • 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:

How    to Access - Contact the Sask Bowls office for the next course:


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:

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




For more information on coaching check out Bowls Canada here.

Bowls Saskatchewan, Office located at 1734 Elphinstone Street; mailing address 1860 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2L7;
phone: (306)780-9426; fax: (306)780-9480;