Coaching update issued by Bowls England
The following update has been produced by Bowls England to ensure all members are fully aware of the current position and our commitment to the provision of coaching at all levels within the sport.
Coach Bowls/English Bowls Coaching Scheme (EBCS)
The Coach Bowls scheme, which is offered through the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA), is the only bowls coaching scheme that is supported by Bowls England, in association with the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA Ltd) and the English Short Mat Bowls Association (ESMBA). The bodies are working together to develop a suite of Accredited Qualifications and Continual Professional Development opportunities for the bowls coaching community. This is being achieved in consultation with coaches on the ground to develop a system that meets the needs of bowlers and coaches alike.
The EBCS is not supported by Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or the ESMBA as the three bodies are in full support of the BDA’s Coach Bowls scheme. However Bowls England fully recognises the valuable work that members of the EBCS continue to do and the qualifications of any members of the EBCS who wish to join the Coach Bowls scheme will be recognised.
When the Coach Bowls Qualifications are in place, EBCS coaches will be able to bridge their current accreditation level to the new Qualification with as simple a process as possible.
The Coach Bowls Membership Scheme
The BDA Coach Bowls membership scheme provides insurance, support and benefits to all levels of coaches. By joining the BDA Coach Bowls Membership scheme you are actively supporting all of the work we do, helping to invest in the development of bowls coaching and supporting the future of the sport from grass roots to elite.For more information please see: www.playbowls.org/coaches BDA National Contacts Coaching Manager – Bowls Development Alliance Amanda Scriven-Purcell T: 07879 631916 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Support Officer – Bowls Development Alliance Chris Parkin T: 01664 484926 E: email@example.com via Official site of the National Governing Body for Outdoor Flat Green Bowls in England.