Dear players, Mon 30 Aug 2021
Training schedule – practice is part of our club culture
We are glad to announce that Les Carter (Bushy) has happily committed to assisting us with coaching again this year, however in a slightly different capacity. The club will provide one-on-one and group training sessions for players twice per month on a Friday afternoon/evening and once per month on a Tuesday morning (plus extra sessions for working bowlers and Night Owl Bowlers).
Our hope is that players embrace this opportunity to work with a state level coach and maximise attendance. Coaching sessions will focus on specific skills/strategies and team building, beginning in September to help players prepare for the season.
Friday group/team training sessions
Save the dates: September 17, September 24, October 8, October 29(TBC), November 12 and November 26, December no sessions
October 29(TBC) and November 26 dates are team training sessions with Bushy for all teams from 5:15pm – 6:15pm. This is an opportunity for the team to come together for team building/team focused training and we encourage all players to attend. These sessions will be followed with a club dinner (BBQ).
On the other dates Bushy will run two one-hour coaching sessions (4:15pm – 5:15pm and 5:15pm – 6:15pm) focused on one skill (more information to come). If you have a topic you would like covered in an on-green group coaching session, please email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday team training sessions
The team will train as usual from 10am – 11:30am. Bushy will come once a month to deliver a training session (September 28, October 5 and November 9). Brian is happy to continue coaching the team on other days if players are happy with that.
One on one coaching opportunities – BOOK NOW all players (includes Night Owls) – half hour sessions
The following times are now available for all players to book in a one-on-one session with Bushy. Sheets are on the board at the club – please put your name down (one session per person at this stage please except for new bowlers who may book three sessions).
Friday 17 September 2:00pm – 400pm
Friday 24 September 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday 26 September 10am – 1pm (WORKING PLAYERS ONLY)
Tuesday 28 September 11:30am – 2:00pm
Tuesday 5 October 11:30 – 2.00pm
Friday 8 October 2:00pm – 400pm
Tuesday 9 November 11:30am – 2:00pm
Friday 12 November 2:00pm – 400pm
Friday 26 November 2:00pm – 400pm
What could you cover in one of these sessions? Delivery consistency, working on weight or line, playing a particular shot (draw, weighted shot, drive), strategy (e.g., how to play a certain position, when to play a certain shot, how to build a head etc), pre shot routine, bowling to conditions, practice routine, supporting your team (skips), communication, rolling the jack, confidence and concentration, delivery refinement (minor adjustments preseason for pennants such as staying down, palm up or follow through or more help for new bowlers still developing).
If you cannot make any of these times and would like a one-on-one coaching session, please email email@example.com
All these sessions are shown in our club schedule which is attached, along with Pre-season trial dates and club events.
The club looks forward to seeing our community back on the greens for a strong and enjoyable 21/22 season.
FYI – if you are wondering where Bushy is he’s been spotted in remote NT with a fishing line in hand.
The coaching team on behalf of the TBBC Board
Let us teach you
We are delighted to have Les “Bushy” Carter, who is the current Coach of the South Australian side, appointed as our Club Coach.
Les has played more than 150 State games, has been the State Coach for the last 4 years, has played at senior level for the last 30 years and is a fully accredited coach.
Les’ approach to coaching is one of working closely with players to ensure that they get a positive outcome from each coaching session, however small that outcome may be. He focuses on all aspects of the game including technique, mental approach and strategy and he is able to provide this to all players from the novice to the most experienced bowler. He is a strong advocate of mentoring and works hard to implement this as a scheme for transferring knowledge from experienced bowlers. This is also a great strategy for building team morale within a club.
It has been his experience that a sound coaching platform provides many benefits for a club. It is the basis for player attraction and retention. It improves club morale and team spirit and as players’ skills and confidence increase then a club’s competitive edge improves.
Began playing 1976
SA state squad member 1994 – 2007 (151 state games)
SA Men’s State Team Coach 2014 – present
Bowls Premier League Coach 2015 – 2016
Les was crowned Australian Coach of the Year, 2017 at the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame Awards Night.