Coaching & Officiating

Bowls Victoria offers a variety of courses for new and re-accrediting coaches.

Coaches play an important role in bowls by assisting players to develop their playing skills on the green.

Our coaches are responsible for training, analysing a performance, and providing instruction, mentoring and encouragement to help develop good bowlers into great bowler.

A coach is one of the first people a new player meets when they come to a club. Due to this, it’s important that as a coach, you possess the necessary personality, skills, knowledge and approach to ensure a player receives a quality coaching experience.

As a coach, it’s important that you have some important key attributes to guide and support all bowlers.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A sensitive, supportive and positive approach.
  • The ability to build confidence and motivate others.
  • A helpful and proactive attitude.
  • Good time management and patience.


Are you looking to become an accredited coach?  Click here to find what you need to do.


Already an accredited coach or have been in the past? Click here to find out how to renew your accreditation.


Bowls Victoria, in conjunction with Bowls Australia, has put together a helpful video guide for coaching Vision Impaired bowlers.


For more information on Coaching or becoming a Coach, please email