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TO ALL LCPIBC MEMBERS
The Coaching Team will again be running the Pollard Programme on a Thursday, 1.05-3.50pm and on a Saturday, 10-12.30pm. We are aware that many of you will not be familiar with this Programme but put simply, each week we will concentrate on the positions in a Rink game - Lead, No. 2, Three and Skip. The programme will prepare those newer bowlers who are looking to join/re-join Outdoor Bowls clubs in the forthcoming season and assist more established bowlers to continue to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. We will cover:
Laws of the game relating to that position
Shot variety Scorecard completion Head Building etc
Etiquette/Duties of player expected in Team play
Associated purposeful practice
The dates for the 2024 Pollard Programme are:
LEADS - Thursday, 18/1 repeated on Saturday, 20/1
TWO’s - Thursday, 25/1 repeated on Saturday, 27/1
Normal Coaching Sessions on Thursday and Saturday, 1/2/24 and 3/2/24
THREE’s Part 1 - Thursday, 8/2 repeated on Saturday, 10/2
THREE’s Part 2 - Thursday,15/2 repeated on Saturday, 17/2
SKIPS - Thursday, 22/2 repeated on Saturday, 24/2
Normal Coaching sessions will resume on Thursday, 29/2/24
Remember, you only attend the session once - either the Thursday OR the Saturday and you DO NOT have to attend all parts of the Programme.
PLEASE NOTE - A booking system will be in place on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please email coachingLCPIBC@gmail.com stating which session/s you wish to book.
NOTE: Coaching ends for Christmas Break on Saturday, 9/12 and resumes on Saturday, 6/1/24. Last coaching for the season, ends on Thursday, 21/3/24.
Congratulations to Carol Sparkes, who is responsible for the coaches and coaching programme at the club. Carol recently received the County Certificate of Merit by Kent County Bowling Association for her outstanding service to her Outdoor Club, (New Beckenham),in particular for her services to Coaching, not only at NBBC but also for her long standing efforts as part of our coaching team, and previously at LIBC. Well done Carol.
The club has 14 qualified coaches, so if you are either new to bowling or need a refresher, classes are available. Sessions are held on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The club also runs the English Bowls Coaches Society Training Scheme, preparing applicants to gain their Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Certificates for their prospective Outdoor Clubs , both of these initiatives have been particularly successful in the past.(A high percentage of people new to bowling who took up the offer of coaching, progressed well enough, they then took up membership of the club)