Bowls Victoria offers a variety of courses for new and 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.

Accreditation (New Coaches)

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


Reaccreditation (Existing Coaches)

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


The Bowls Victoria’s COACHFORCE Program is a club support initiative available to all Bowls Clubs in Victoria.

COACHFORCE aims to administer traditional coach and umpire accreditations, generate greater engagement in personal and professional development, increase retention of existing bowlers and provide mentoring opportunities.

Find out more.

Coaching Arm Bowlers

Are you looking to gain some coaching knowledge specific to using and training arm bowlers? To see our upcoming courses, please click here.

Further Information

For more information on Coaching or becoming a Coach, please email Bowls Victoria directly at