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Norfolk County Bowls Coaching Association
About us:

We were formed in 1983, when the Norfolk County BA and I.B.A. on the instigation of the, then Sports Council who gave a grant

of £3750 to set up a Coaching Association within the County Those two organisations appointed 8 “Coaches”, (two of whom are

still with us) who were told to go forth and multiply, this they did with the introduction of “Instructors” under the direction of

English Bowls Coaching Scheme”.  Our Present numbers fluctuate between 80 and 90 Coaches of the various Grades. The

Grading of Coaches was changed by the EBCS in 2004.

Trainee coach (unbadged) they are taught and supervised by a Graded Coach until such time they are considered ready to take a

written exam and a practical ”on green” exam. The pass mark is 80%. When successful they become Grade 1 (Black Badge) they

are Insured and if dealing with under18, s, Police checked.

Having completed at least 200 coaching hours, they can apply for Grade 2 (Blue Badge), Club Coach, and status. Again, Practical

and Written examinations achieve this.

After about 1000 Coaching Hours, Grade 3 (Green Badge), Senior Coach. Can be attempted. This is obtained by passing a 7 part

National Examination of both written and practical elements; National Coaches carry these out. First aid Certificate is obtained

at this stage.

Grade 4 is a National Coach and is appointed and examined by the Director of Coaching. We have 1.

As you will see we are very structured in our approach to “Coaching” and deal with anyone from the age of 8 years, from

Beginner to County Bowlers.

We are self-funding. We operate from Indoor Centres. We have provided these Centres with a total in excess of 100 sets of

bowls, with which to teach beginners. As we only buy new it is a considerable outlay on our part.

Become a Coach

There are three ways in which the initial application to become a Bowls Coach can be made to the County Coach (See Officers)

1. Your Club be it indoor, outdoor, short mat or carpet can recommend you.

2. One of the qualified Coaches within your club  or area  can do so on your behalf

3. You can make a personal application

 On Receipt of your application you will be asked to fill in a form with your details including any “Teaching” Experience.

Once accepted you will be asked to join one of the National Coaching Bodies and The County Association, this will include your

personal Liability Insurance, Certification. And Handbook

The present overall cost is £25

You will then be allocated a Qualified Coach to help you through the learning process

At the end of that time you will be given a practical assessment test and a written examination.  When you have passed these

you will become a Grade 1 Coach.

If you already hold a current coaching badge with another sport, then a different process will take place at the County Coach’s

discretion.

Junior coaching   (8 to 17 years)

We as a County organisation teach and coach youngsters from the age of 8 up to and including 17 year olds. These sessions are dedicated to this age group. Time differentials of 20 minutes to 2 hours dependent upon age and ability. We have coached and are coaching to National Championship level. All the Coaches who are engaged in these activities are Police Checked and Insured. They have been trained to deal with young persons, and usually work in at least pairs. To begin with no equipment is needed only thick socks or moccasin type footwear. Parents /Guardians are encouraged to stay. Please note we are not a crèche. We expect a certain level of behaviour. It is two strikes and out. We do not charge for this service although the Club they attend may do so, it varies between clubs. We also teach in various Junior Schools  (Short Mat) Each year we assist the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme, run a Competition in which the youngsters demonstrate their skills against a points system, and Singles play. The winners going forward to an Area finals day, then to a National. These are age grouped. The Following Clubs operate Junior Sections Acle, Browston Hall, County Arts (Norwich),  Dereham, Gallow (Fakenham),  Norfolk Bowling Club (Norwich), Pentney,  Lynnsport, Hunstanton, Roundwood (Taverham) & Wymondham Dell..
Norfolk County Bowls Coaching Association
Norfolk County Bowls Coaching Association
About us:

We were formed in 1983, when the Norfolk County BA

and I.B.A. on the instigation of the, then Sports Council

who gave a grant of £3750 to set up a Coaching

Association within the County Those two organisations

appointed 8 “Coaches”, (two of whom are still with us)

who were told to go forth and multiply, this they did with

the introduction of “Instructors” under the direction of

English Bowls Coaching Scheme”.  Our Present numbers

fluctuate between 80 and 90 Coaches of the various

Grades. The Grading of Coaches was changed by the

EBCS in 2004.

Trainee coach (unbadged) they are taught and supervised

by a Graded Coach until such time they are considered

ready to take a written exam and a practical ”on green”

exam. The pass mark is 80%. When successful they

become Grade 1 (Black Badge) they are Insured and if

dealing with under18, s, Police checked.

Having completed at least 200 coaching hours, they can

apply for Grade 2 (Blue Badge), Club Coach, and status.

Again, Practical and Written examinations achieve this.

After about 1000 Coaching Hours, Grade 3 (Green Badge),

Senior Coach. Can be attempted. This is obtained by

passing a 7 part National Examination of both written and

practical elements; National Coaches carry these out.

First aid Certificate is obtained at this stage.

Grade 4 is a National Coach and is appointed and

examined by the Director of Coaching. We have 1.

As you will see we are very structured in our approach to

“Coaching” and deal with anyone from the age of 8 years,

from Beginner to County Bowlers.

We are self-funding. We operate from Indoor Centres. We

have provided these Centres with a total in excess of 100

sets of bowls, with which to teach beginners. As we only

buy new it is a considerable outlay on our part.

Become a Coach

There are three ways in which the initial application to

become a Bowls Coach can be made to the County Coach

(See Officers)

1. Your Club be it indoor, outdoor, short mat or carpet

can recommend you.

2. One of the qualified Coaches within your club  or area 

can do so on your behalf

3. You can make a personal application

 On Receipt of your application you will be asked to fill in

a form with your details including any “Teaching”

Experience.

Once accepted you will be asked to join one of the

National Coaching Bodies and The County Association,

this will include your personal Liability Insurance,

Certification. And Handbook

The present overall cost is £25

You will then be allocated a Qualified Coach to help you

through the learning process

At the end of that time you will be given a practical

assessment test and a written examination.  When you

have passed these you will become a Grade 1 Coach.

If you already hold a current coaching badge with another

sport, then a different process will take place at the

County Coach’s discretion.

Junior coaching   (8 to 17 years)

We as a County organisation teach and coach youngsters from the age of 8 up to and including 17 year olds. These sessions are dedicated to this age group. Time differentials of 20 minutes to 2 hours dependent upon age and ability. We have coached and are coaching to National Championship level. All the Coaches who are engaged in these activities are Police Checked and Insured. They have been trained to deal with young persons, and usually work in at least pairs. To begin with no equipment is needed only thick socks or moccasin type footwear. Parents /Guardians are encouraged to stay. Please note we are not a crèche. We expect a certain level of behaviour. It is two strikes and out. We do not charge for this service although the Club they attend may do so, it varies between clubs. We also teach in various Junior Schools  (Short Mat) Each year we assist the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme, run a Competition in which the youngsters demonstrate their skills against a points system, and Singles play. The winners going forward to an Area finals day, then to a National. These are age grouped. The Following Clubs operate Junior Sections Acle, Browston Hall, County Arts (Norwich),  Dereham, Gallow (Fakenham),  Norfolk Bowling Club (Norwich), Pentney,  Lynnsport, Hunstanton, Roundwood (Taverham) & Wymondham Dell..
Norfolk County Bowls Coaching Association