We (hope to) have 14 active coaches, who volunteer their time to coaching potential and new members.
Pat Kelly is the Head Coach for 2015 and can be contacted at 250-951-0670. He will be pleased to arrange your coaching needs and to help iron out those bugs which every bowler faces as they learn to play the game.
Useful Information for Novices
Clickhere to view some of the (very) basics of lawn bowling. You will need sound on.
The following article provides another introduction to the basics of lawn bowling. Click here.
In 2015, the club will hold an Open House on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, commencing at 1 pm each day. These are great opportunities for interested individuals to check out the sport and the club, and to sign up for necessary lessons.
The lessons will run for four consecutive days, commencing on Tuesday, April 21 and concluding on Friday, April 24. Expect each lesson to run approximately 2 hours.
Interested persons can take lessons in the mornings, starting at 9:30 am, or in the afternoons, with a 1:30 pm start.
The cost for lessons is $20 per person, which is not refundable. However it will be credited towards the annual membership dues for the individual if he/she decides to join the club upon completion of the four training sessions.
Alternate arrangements for this introductory program should be possible, after May 1, subject to the availability of a coach.
Athlete Development Program (ADP)
The club offers an ongoing ADP on most Friday mornings during the months of May, June and July. Open to all members, we especially encourage our novices to attend regularly. The program identifies performance standards, conducts skills assessments, and provides advice on practice techniques. Participants will improve skills, gain knowledge and confidence, and increase their enjoyment of the game. In addition, during the playing season, there will be opportunities for specialized training for various playing positions (Leads, Vices, and Skips) and teams may also request assistance.
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