picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title British Crown Green Bowls Coaching Manual - Levels One and Two
Compiling Bodies English Bowls Coaching Scheme*, British Crown Green Bowling Association and Jim Hart
Publisher British Crown Green Bowling Association
First published 2007
ISBN 978-0-9553990-1
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price £6.99
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.1 x 14.6
Number of pages 60
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  2 None 2
Synopsis This manual has been developed to enable coaches within the British Crown Green Coaching Scheme to gain information that will assist both in the training of pupils and also aspiring coaching candidates to successfully achieve licensing to the appropriate level. Its contents cover level one (introduction to coaching) and level two (coaching of club level bowlers).

Following a forward by Derek Aldridge, BCGBA National Coaching Co-ordinator, and a brief introduction, the three sections of the book are arranged as follows:

    Section One
  • Code of Ethics for Sport Coaches
  • Guidance on Protecting Children and Vulnerable People for Level One
  • Housekeeping
  • Introduction to Level One - Foundation Coaching
  • Syllabus for Achieving Level One Qualification
  • Preparations Before First Beginners' Session Conducted by the Trainer
  • Need for a Coaching Organisation
  • Coaching Process
  • The Effective Coach

  • Section Two
  • What Coaching on the Green Means
  • The Effective Planning Process
  • Health and Safety
  • Sport Safety

  • Section Three
  • First Pupil Session
  • Second Pupil Session
  • Third Pupil Session
  • Fourth Pupil Session

A copy of the manual may be obtained by sending a postal order or cheque for £6.00 to cover post and packing within the UK to Alan Tizard, current BCGBA Coaching Administrator. His address is:

Alan Tizard
16 Mill Fields
Sheffield S26 1JS

A level three coaching manual, which includes the use of video and assessment of levels one and two, is in the course of preparation and details will appear on this site as soon as more information becomes available.

Also by the British Crown Green Bowling Association:

  1. Bowls - Know the Game (in collaboration with Bowls England)
  2. British Crown Green Bowling Association 1907-2007
  3. British Crown Green Bowling Association Official Handbook 2016

Also by the English Bowls Coaching Scheme*:

  1. Coaching for All - Levels One and Two
  2. Coaching for All - Level Three
  3. Coaching Young Players
  4. Guide for Beginners
  5. Guide to Improving
*Now known as the English Bowls Coaches Society