Coach’s Corner – Words of Wisdom from BG
In order to perform to your maximum potential in pennant competition, it is imperative for players to conduct the majority of on-green practice sessions in a competitive frame of mind.
In most cases the current approach to bowls practice basically consists of a little more than a “roll up” several times per week.
This type of practice will rarely develop the necessary skill levels, confidence, or even build a strong foundation for future success, in fact, it leads to mediocrity.
- To develop and improve the potential of all players interested in further developing and improving their bowling techniques and skills and to provide a coaching program available to all members.
- To assist players in developing an increased range of shot-making required for the position in which they play in pennants. (Refer Shot Selection Sheet).
- To assist players with correction of delivery problems which tend to creep into ones game over a period of time.
- All players – teams – sides, have the potential to improve their skills regardless of the Division in which they play.
- For example, by one player by just delivering 2 (two) more effective bowls during a game, increases their performance by 4% over 25 ends x 4 players, then by 12 or 16, must increase winning margins.
- Remember, playing winning and percentage bowls is all about the number of effective bowls played by each member of the team during a game.
Finally – “Practice does not make perfect – only perfect practice does!”
The Perfect End
Here is a link to a YouTube clip which shows a training drill called the perfect end. Could be worth trying.