The following are some very important Principles of Smart Bowls applicable to every Member of our Club irrespective of the position you may be playing. Our Club coaching co-ordinator Neville Fuller was fortunate to participate in a great session organised by Rob Huddle.
Please read, digest and implement as best you can; and better still make a copy and carry them in your bowls bag.
. . . . . FROM THE COACHING CO-ORDINATOR
SKIPPER ….. A few hints on your important role in the success of your Team and Side.
- You are the Manager of your Team.
- Communication by positive talk, encouragement and become efficient at giving directions to your players.
- Decision making:
quickly sum up the best side of the green to play
think about the mat placement
length of End
use your players strengths
be clear with your players where their bowl is to finish
consider ‘Risks’ before you take one
exploit your opponents weaknesses
- A DON’T is not to ask your players to play a shot they can’t play… Result mostly is ‘wasted bowl’ ‘harms that players confidence.
- Build your head to:
reduce the loss of more than two shots
know at all times where the Jack might go to if moved
have an awareness of opponents bowls that are potential danger
not always have to get the shot
be only greedy for extra shots when needed
be aware of the Main Scoreboard throughout the match
always look for the opportunity to move an opponents bowls out of the or scoring zone.
Click on the link below to watch a video on how to use the DHB bowling arm (hacksaw)