New Season 2012-2013
Gorsley Chapel is the latest club to have coaching. There were 24 members who wanted to take part so the afternoon was divided into 4x45 minute sessions, a total of three hours. Quite a marathon for Neil and Pamela but very rewarding. The response from the club members was exceptional. They were so keen to learn and in consequence improved out of all recognition. Joseph Loveys, in particular has made great strides and as a result did remarkably well in the Macmilllan competition winning the place of top bowler in the Macmillan Trophy competition for the third time. So coaching really helps!
Ledbury has recently enrolled several new members who were keen to learn how to bowl before they picked up some bad habits. Twelve members asked for six weeks coaching so they were divided into two groups of six and each group had an hour's coaching every week. They were very responsive and improved remarkably in the time. Ledbury have two roll ups each week so the groups were able to practice their new found skills between each coaching session. This was very beneficial and meant they progressed much more quickly. If they continue to progress they could put a team in the League Division 2 again next season.
Aston Ingham were keen to improve the standard of play as they were struggling in the League last season. Nine members were divided into two groups and each group had an hour's coaching for six weeks. They were more than pleased with their progress and were keen enough to practise their new found skills during the week. As a result they progressed beyond their expectations.
If any club or individual member would like help with any aspect of bowling please contact Pamela or Neil Kellett at email@example.com to make arrangements. The coaching is free.
Whitchurch had several new members who had joined the club recently and Peter Marshall, the chairman, thought they would benefit from coaching before they picked up bad habits. During the summer of 2010 Neil and Pamela coached the new members for about 8 weeks. The coaching was well received and the members were delighted with their improvement.
The ESMBA were encouraging experienced bowlers to take a coaching course and become qualified as short mat coaches to impart their skills to bowling members of their County.
The Kelletts were put through their paces with practical tests and training on how to encourage and coach new bowlers. They were also given guidance on coaching bowlers who needed a refresher course on their style, technique and tactics.
During the summer of 2009 Jamie Harris of Llangarron asked if they could help improve the club members bowling with some coaching. The club had been at the bottom of the league for a while and hoped to improve their position the next season. They responded to coaching so well that by the end of the following season they had risen from 8th to 4th position in the league table and had also won a couple of trophies.
Their success was recognised by the County committee and they were awarded the Achievemment award at the Presentation Evening of 2010 for the most improved club in the County.