#1. What are the coaches seven code of ethics?
Competence, Integrity, Professional Responsibility, Respect for participants, players welfare, leadership, effective communication.
Competence, Integrity, Professional Responsibility, Respect for participants, players welfare, responsible coaching, drug free sport.
Inspires Self Realization, Teaches Transferrable skills, envisions the big picture, views players as individuals, provides personal guidance, able to adapt, can relate to players.
Be Firm, Be Fair, Be a leader, Be Inspiring, Be World Class, Be able to adapt, Be Respectful
#2. What are the four stages of coaches according to the Bowls NZ Coach/Player Framework?
Foundation Coach, Development Coach, Development and Performance Coach, High Performance.
Learner, Restricted, Full, Master
Participation Coach, Foundation Coach, Development Coach, High Performance Coach
Authoritative Coach, Motivator, Facilitator, Consultant
#3. What are the three key principles of the NZ Coach Approach?
Asking, Directing & providing feedback
Raise Awareness, Create Responsibility, Create Self Belief
Questioning, Listening, Observing
Telling, Patience, Respect
#4. What is a reason for “dumping” of bowls?
Bowl not being released at vertical
Back Knee not bent far enough
Hand too far above the surface at bowl release
All of the above
#5. Why is the upright or semi-crouch stance recommended?
Injury prevention, less pressure placed on joints and lower back.
Promotes a better backswing
Because Jo Edwards does it
Timing and range of motion is improved.
#6. Why is it important to plan a session?
So you’re organised and can achieve your objectives from the training session.
To maximize participation of youths
So the players can identify the skill they will be working on and what they must improve on.
To ensure you have an idea of what to do, therefore, reducing the risk of injury
#7. What is one of the roles of a Mentor?
To coach the players
Attend all the training sessions
To ensure all players and coaches are in the right mental space to be playing bowls whilst also ensuring the players have a good team culture.
Remain in regular contact with the coach and provide contact when deemed necessary to help them learn
#8. Where is the weight of the body just prior to commencing the delivery?
The weight is evenly distributed on both sides of the body and on the balls of the feet
The weight is evenly distributed on both sides of the body and in the palm of your hands
The weight is not evenly distributed and is on the side of the body you are holding the bowl in
The weight is not evenly distributed and is on the opposite side of the body you are holding the bowl in. This should be to help maintain balance.
#9. How would you encourage your player to be self-reflective?
Focus on positives then negatives and make sure they understand this
Ask closed ended questions
Ask effective questions with no predetermined answers
Tell them what they did wrong and how to improve
#10. What is the best way to support younger bowlers to become club members and continue to participate in bowls?
Give them quality coaching and ensure they feel welcome
Offer them free membership
Have free Wi-fi at your club
Have an eftpos machine on your bar