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WHO’s WHO

WHAT WE DO

FIND A CLUB

NATURE OF THE DISABILITY

FORMING A CLUB

RULES, CONDITIONS OF PLAY, etc.

COACHING

COMPETITIONS AND TOURNAMENTS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

RESULTS

LATEST NEWS AND LINKS

NEWSLETTERS

PHOTOS

DOCUMENTS: MARKER’S GUIDE SCORECARD

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COACHING (Cont.)


7. Explain the purpose of the centring strings which run from ditch to ditch, in line with the number plates and under the mat and that the objective is for a visually impaired bowler to be able, eventually, to play the game without the use of this aid. All this information is helping the pupil to build a mental picture of the surroundings.

8. As all the teachers are bowlers themselves, it is not necessary in this memorandum to detail all the items on the bowling green which have to be explained to the visually impaired bowler. However, it is incumbent upon the teacher to be meticulous about demonstrating each and every item. Particular attention being paid to the ditch and the bank and how to step from the bank on to the green.

9. The visually impaired bowler should be directed to the number, feel then pick up the mat and jack. Ascertaining that they are standing directly in front of the number, turn round, and take two strides forward and place the mat on the grass, Here the sighted teacher/helper must see that the mat is square.

10. The next step is to teach the pupil how to grip the bowl. It is recommended that the two grips, the claw grip and the cradle grip should be demonstrated, and the one most suitable to the pupil be selected for their purpose. The pupil should be permitted to handle various types of bowls and the complete range of size and weight. If possible, the most suitable size should be selected for the pupil to play with.

11. The pupil should be demonstrated the stance. That will present some difficulty in the beginning, but with practice, the pupil will soon learn how to stand square on the mat by themselves.


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