In the past Wick's we have talked about some of the physical and mental areas of sport and in lawn bowling specifically. The CLBC coaching department has been working on ways that would be helpful to our members around increasing accuracy, consistency, focus, preparing for a game, setting practice goals, and a few more areas of the game. What we want to do is help our members to have more good games and fewer frustrating games.
Booking time with a coach does not mean you need to change your style, but it is about maximizing the skills you already have and polishing any skills that might be causing you some trouble. It is about player development.
I often wonder what, if anything, players do when their game falls apart. We all experience the occasional delivery where we miss the line, or our weight is off. We don't often understand this phenomenon that magically pops up and sends our bowls everywhere except where we want them to go. We often tend to blame the green, but in truth, we are usually the cause of our problems.
So, we can live with the occasional bowl going astray, but what do we do if the problem continues?
Why do we play sports?
We play for the enjoyment we derive from the game, our fellow competitors, officials, the challenge, and the variety of competition. We also achieve great satisfaction from playing the game well, win or lose, as long as we are presented with a game played fair and equitable.
When you consider the time, we spend perfecting our skills, travel, cost, and competition, we must enjoy this game.
Enjoy the Game
The club coaches will share some ideas and thoughts on lawn bowling by offering suggestions that may increase your enjoyment while playing on the green. The ideas and suggestions presented in the Wick are based on credible material from worldwide bowling associations and coaching programs. Let the coaches know what you think of the tips provided.
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