Coaching Courses

Bowls New Zealand Coach Development Framework programme is offering the following courses:

Foundation Coach
Target Player: Beginners, social, school-aged.
Duration: 3-5 hours.

Foundation coaches can come from anywhere, it’s not about who they are but whether they understand and care about the development of people and offering them an enjoyable experience that will make them want to come back for more.


Development Coach Course
Target Player: Intermediate to advanced bowlers at club, centre, and national levels.
Duration: 12 hours either over a weekend or four evening sessions.

The Development coach will facilitate higher-level skill development, decision-making, and goal-setting in the sport context. This course will take you to the next level, giving you a deeper understanding of the coach approach. The focus is on coaching principles and sport-specific knowledge to equip coaches to offer challenging and enjoyable training opportunities for developing players.


Development Coach Update/Re-accreditation Course
Target Player: Intermediate to advanced bowlers at club, centre and national levels.
Duration: 4 hours either a weekend day or evening session.

If you have a Development Coach accreditation and still actively coaching after two years, then it’s time to refresh by attending this course and keeping your accreditation active.


We are happy to, in collaboration with Bowls New Zealand, be running the following courses in 2023:

Foundation Course

  • Saturday 23 September 2023
  • 9am to 4pm
  • Cost – $50
  • Bowls Auckland office

Development Course

  • Saturday 23 and 24 September 2023
  • 9am to 4pm (on Saturday) and 9am to 1.30pm (on Sunday)
  • Cost – $100
  • Bowls Auckland office

Update/Reaccreditation Course

  • Sunday 24 September 2023
  • 9am to 1pm
  • Cost – $30
  • Bowls Auckland office

To register for the courses

You can also download Bowls NZ flyer here…

If you are having trouble sending the application form, please drop it off at the Bowls Auckland office.