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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.)

12. Delivery: the experienced bowler/helper will have become acquainted, over the years, with most of the methods of delivery commonly used and he will need to adapt a technique to suit the abilities of the pupil; be it the stationary crouch style or that where the bowler steps forward to deliver the bowl. It is imperative that stance and delivery are perfected from the outset and once decided the visually impaired bowler keeps to the agreed method. Any tendency to "bounce" must be eliminated and the bowler informed of the danger of this malpractice.

13. As directions for the angle of green and the final position of the bowl at rest are given in terms of the clock, it is as well at this stage to clarify the use of the clock. CLICK HERE FOR “A GUIDE TO MARKING”

14. A preliminary demonstration of the clock method can be given to the pupil, by using their arm and hand. Use the hand on which to trace, with the finger, the clock face and position of the jack and likewise show the position of the mat as being at the top of the inside of the forearm. By running the finger down the forearm it is possible to demonstrate the course of a bowl from the point of delivery to the point of rest, using the clock method.

15. Teachers are recommended, when possible, one to stand with the bowler and the other to stand behind the jack. The latter helper calls the length of the jack, from the mat in yards. The same person describes where the bowl has come to rest, and this can be conveyed to the bowler by the helper at the mat - receipt of this information is acknowledged by the bowler, or helper raising a hand.

16. Always be encouraging, but at no stage give incorrect information. If the bowl is nowhere near the jack, don't say that it is. As soon as possible allow the visually impaired bowler to develop a sense of independence and confidence by not interfering too much with his technique.

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