17. The concentration of the bowler must also be respected.
18. The pupil should be taught to replace the mat in the standard position if they
have played the latest wood, and must be encouraged to walk confidently the length
of the green explaining that this is their rink and that there is nothing in the
19. The pupil must now again familiarise them self with the mat and find the centring
string, which will give an accurate direction of the jack.
20. Continual practice and assistance must be given in the turning of the feet and
the body so that the bowler is facing the right direction for either the forehand
or backhand. In time the bowler will be able to make their own judgement.
21. The bowler is told to bring their bowling arm back, slightly behind their body,
delivering the bowl about twelve inches in front of them and as close to the ground
as possible, with their hand following through after the bowl has been released.
22. For the first few lessons be content to let the pupil develop the adopted technique
which should be as simple and devoid of errors as possible so that your visually
impaired bowler becomes a consistent bowler following the same pattern of delivery.
23. Right from the outset, using the clock technique, tell the bowler where their
bowl has come to rest. You are their eyes and without telling them the end result
of their delivery, there will be no fun in this game of bowls.
24. Week after week, and perhaps month after month, the pupil must be patiently coached.
If possible, after satisfactory progress has been made, arrange to play the pupil
in a match alongside sighted bowlers, one of whom should be delegated to describe
the progress of a bowl and if necessary to help walk the green with the visually
25. In these notes it is not possible to cover all the points which occur, but the
coach, will in time, be able to pass on all sorts of tips he himself has acquired
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