COSBURN BOWLER Q&A • LEARNING TO BOWL
Learning to bowl
Does Cosburn have coaches to help me learn how to bowl?
Yes. When you first tried bowling at Cosburn, you probably met one of our club coaches. These experienced members have completed a special training program in coaching techniques, strategies, and ethics for lawn bowling. Cosburn’s current club coaches are:
Mary Lou Santos
Feel free to ask a club coach if you have a question about the game, need help with a delivery problem, or just want some ideas for practice drills. You can also email the club’s coaching chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do new Cosburn bowlers play with experienced bowlers?
Of course, some bowlers have unorthodox delivery styles that may work well for them but won’t work for you. Sometimes, you can learn what not to do from other bowlers.
Can I practise on my own?
Coaches will tell you to always practise with intention. Rather than just throwing bowls casually, have a specific goal for your practice session. You could work on your aim or your weight, for example. Perhaps you want to correct a specific delivery fault that is giving you trouble. Or you could practise a certain type of shot, such as a draw or a runner.
Does Cosburn hold coaching sessions or clinics where I can improve my skills?
What about online resources for lawn bowling?
Online videos are a great resource for bowlers. You can watch high-level competition games, training videos from top coaches around the world, and Nick Brett’s “ridiculous” bowls shot that deservedly went viral in January 2020. Here are some Youtube channels, playlists, and video series we watch:
What are the rules that govern lawn bowling?
Cosburn’s club bylaws are the rules that guide how the club is run.