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The 5 "C's" of successful bowlers

 

 

COMMITMENT:           Commit to becoming the best bowler you can be.

                                     Commit to helping you team mates and club achieve success

 

CONFIDENCE:              Have confidence in your own ability

                Have the confidence to play the shot your skip asks  for: - he/she has a better view of the head and is unlikely to call you on a shot he/she knows you can’t  play

 

 

CONCENTRATION:   Give every bowl absolute concentration – it will help with the Commitment and Confidence.

                                      Don’t dwell on the previous bowl….this one is the important one!

 

CONTROL:                  Have control over what you do; especially on the mat…..once the bowl leaves the hand, it’s too late to change anything.

 

CONSISTENCY:         Getting the first 4 C’s right will give you the consistency to achieve success. Every bowler  is capable of delivering a world class bowl- the best                                             bowlers simply do it more often!

 

 

 

Get these right and……………. COUNT ‘EM UP

 

 

 

 

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The 5 "C's" of successful bowlers

Grouping Skills Training.
This drill is used to improve consistency.
Procedure - Roll a bowl to the length of end you wish to practice.
Place it on the centre line.
Play the remaining 3 bowls as close as you can to the first bowl and
measure each bowl where it finishes,
2 Points for drawing within 400mm.
1 Point for drawing within 750mm
Mark those bowls which don’t finish within 750mm with reason why,
W = wide or N = narrow,
A HIGH QUALITY IN TRAINING WILL REPRODUCE A HIGH QUALITY IN
COMPETITION.
First Bowl Delivered, place on the centre line
Then group bowls 2, 3, & 4 as close as you can to your first bowl.
Play 20 ends and keep your score: be honest with yourself!
Grouping Skills
Player: Date:
Conditions:
End
Length
Hand
2nd
3rd
4th
1
L
F/H
2
S
B/H
3
L
F/H
4
S
B/H
5
L
F/H
6
S
B/H
7
L
F/H
8
S
B/H
9
L
F/H
10
S
B/H
TOTAL SCORE = /60
Bowls F/H = /30
Bowls B/H = /30
Short Ends = /30
Long Ends = /30
SCORING
2 Points drawing within 400 mm
1 Point drawing within 750 mm
W = Wide, N = Narrow
“L” should be between 30 and 36 metres
“S” should be between 22 and 28 metres
Contact Geoff Stevenson for any queries

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