Retention of members is a key element in strengthening club membership. One of the ways clubs can enhance their ability to keep new members is by providing personal coaching to new bowlers when they join.
For 2014, three courses for coaches are planned.
Courses for club coaches will be offered on two of the following four dates: May 3, May 4, May 10, May 11. These early dates will allow new coaches to have the whole of the season to help their members. Some clubs may be open for bowling but it is not essential for the coaches actually to be on the green. OLBA is looking for clubs to host these sessions. The host club will receive approximately $95 for use of their club and to cover the cost of a coffee service for participants.
OLBA is also organizing a Competition Introduction Coaching Course. This will be held later in the year, pending completion of the course curriculum. The course will run two full days and will likely be scheduled for August or September.
If your club is available to host any of these three courses please contact Dave Burrows, Chair of the Coaching Committee, as soon as possible, at
~~ 2014 OLBA ANNUAL ~~ 2014 TOURNAMENT & CLUB LISTINGS
- If you have never been to a lawn bowling club, are just looking for more information about lawn bowling or trying to find out what all the fuss is about, then you should check out this great presentation that was put together by Bill Rogers for the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association.