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30 Jan : 09:18  by Lee Hart
So another successful FUNdamentals course, our first at Shipley.

I must thank Derek Hewitt for setting the training up, Deano Walker for being the able assistant and taking to this teaching thing like a duck to water....

And Martin Woodworth for his demonstrations and lane work....

I would also like to thank Jeff for hosting the event....

The students were....

Lee Metcalfe
Peter Maloney
Peter Benefer
Garteh Harries
Peter Randle
Gareth Davies
Christopher Crowe
Terri-Anne Faulconbridge
Steven Kay
Jamie Dolan
Courtney Lewer
Sam Woodworth
Gregg Stretton

A special mention to Sam for her demonstrations....

Please all go to and make sure you register, upload your photographs etc

Great to have Peter Simmonds along too - CPD Moment!

It's good to get the phase coaches into the mix too to understand what the FUNdamentals program is all about.....
FUNdamentals Video
24 Jan : 18:26  by Lee Hart
Those nice people at sports coach uk have provided this video which compliments the FUNdamentals course and generally associated with learning in sport:
Coaches Conference
09 Jan : 20:11  by Lee Hart
We are planning to hold a coaches conference at the Holiday Inn Coventry (M6 Jnc 2) on the 19th February 2017.

The conference will be charged at the day rate of £36. This includes all refreshments from 08:00 - 18:00 on the day and lunch. Subsidies are available for coaches club members at £31 with a voucher code.

We are still building the itinerary but as a guide it will contain:

08:00 – 08:30 Refreshments
08:30 – 08:45 Lee Hart opens the event and introduces the day
08:45 - 09:30 Andy Penny (Vision)
09:45 - 10:30 Terry Searle
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments....
11:00 - 12:00 RCM's
12:15 - 13:00 Neil Hunter (Coaches Club)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 Anti Doping (Terry Searle)
14:20 - 15:00 Educare (TBC)
15:00 - 15:45 Andy Penny
15:45 - 16:15 Refreshments....
16:15 – 17:45 Open Forum (what do you want?)
17:45 Lee Hart "what is next" and close

During refreshment breaks there will be breakout area for relevant discussions and chances to ask questions.

There will also be coaching tutor recruitment and an overview of the new FUNdamentals programme......

A button will appear here in the next few days....

ETBF L1 (Shipley)
31 Dec : 23:13  by Lee Hart
We plan to run a L1 course at Shipley Yorkshire in either the first or last weekend of March 2017.

Please register your intent on the coaches website course button.

The course will cost £195.00 and will run Friday to Sunday 10:00 am to 18:00.

If you are an aspiring FUNdamentals Coach please APPLY NOW!

1. Paul Upton
2. Dean Walker
3. Keira Reay
4. Curtis Hooper

Phil McCabe (Refresher)
Special Olympics and Other Disabilities
30 Nov : 07:08  by Lee Hart
As we progress; our coach education opportunities will soon be available to deliver coaching tuition to Special Olympics Bowling Coaches.

I am looking for volunteers to work with Phil Cox our Inclusion Officer with rolling out a new programme of "Fundamentals Instruction" including disability awareness and to assist in delivering a less intensive "L1 program"!

Please email me to register your delivering the "Special Olympics Coach" qualification.

Lee Hart

Licence Applications
23 Nov : 16:44  by Neil Hunter
To All Coaches and Officials

We are fully aware and very sorry for the delays in producing licence cards, since taking over Licensing in October we have been putting together a more robust process which is taking longer than expected,

Please be a little more patient and we will keep you fully informed along the way.

I can assure you that all recent applications are being processed and all applications received prior November are a priority and will be processed over the next few weeks.

YBC's should refer to the Coaches Club Website for clarification of coaching qualifications and validity. Coaches with recent qualifications are excused from displaying / wearing "Out of Date" licences for a short period of time (This exclusion expires Dec 31st 2016) so long as they are registered on the coaches club website.


Neil Hunter
BTBA Coaches Club Manager
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Coaching Courses
20 Nov : 16:56  by Lee Hart

Please make payment as soon as possible to secure your place and receive your joining instructions.

ETBF L1 & L2 PowerPoint information provided during the course.

ETBF Coaches

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Chris Hallett


Reserve / Next Course
Tracy Lofty TBC
Lynne Truslove TBC
Leigh Truslove TBC
Lorraine Harding TBC
Chris Hacket TBC
Keira Reay TBC
Nick Causer TBC


BTBA Cards and Licences
30 Oct : 16:51  by Neil Hunter
Coaches who bowl
Non bowling coaches
Officials who bowl
& Non bowling officials

This will be done at national level

Our aim is to combine all coaching and officials licences with the BTBA membership

One date, one card, one payment.
This will speed up the licensing process and will eliminate having more than one card to carry around.
The new style of card will be very similar to the current BTBA gold membership card and will be colour coded to the level of coaching qualification held and will be supplied with a BTBA coaches club lanyard and card holder,
The licence fee and BTBA membership fee will be selected as one payment at the time of renewal

The card design is currently being approved and hopefully the first batch of cards will be sent out in the next few weeks, over the next 12 months all licences will be the new style card

Please remember ALL licences are subject to a DBS check and in some cases this can take a few months to be completed
If an existing DBS certificate is not registered with the online update service a new DBS will need to be applied for

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Welcome to the Senior Coaching Team
13 Oct : 16:53  by Lee Hart
Neil Hunter is the Founder of the BTBA Coaches Club so who better to manage it than the man himself congratulations and thank you for taking on the Coaches Club Manager Position. If anyone deserves the Chairman's award for 2016 you could do far worse than voting for Neil. The changes he has made to both the site and the updating and streamlining of BTBA application processes are second to none.

Neil will be maintaining the website and processing the Licence applications in line with ensuring DBS applications and Safeguarding training are completed. A new improved insurance policy will be issued taking both PL/PI to £5m each.

Andre Davidson - Development Officer
Last year we introduced the "quiz" to Fundamentals Coaches. This year we are going one stage further testing the knowledge of Foundation Coaches. André under Derek Simpsons direction will audit coaches and YBC's to ensure the standard of coaching across the BTBA is standardised and training is kept up to date.

Phil Cox - Inclusion Officer
The Equality Act 2010 says that everyone is entitled to the same standards and to us this includes our disabled colleagues who want to bowl. Special Olympics are looking for guidance and assistance in producing coaches to work with teams as they prepare for Sheffield 2017.

Phil has accepted the challenge of leading a team that will work with Special Olympics to make both their dreams and aspirations come true. We know this is a tough challenge but Phil who recently became a Coaching Tutor is confident of making a difference.

Martin Woodworth - Events Officer
Martin will make, reserve, book locations so that we can put on a coaching Seminar in February 2017. The weekend promises to have top names from the world of coaching, information on updates and training, Inclusion, Anti-Doping and much more. Make a note of 25th and 26th February at the Holiday Inn Coventry and get this in your diary now. Martin is a skillfull negotiator who will prove a wonderful asset to our team.

Dave Tagg - Regional Coaching Manager (Central)
I've known Dave for almost the whole time I've been involved in bowling. We have taken exams together, climbed through the old money phase exams and I have come to respect Dave as the Lincolnshire Team Manager and Coach that I used to bump into at Junior Counties.

Dave has the forward thinking vision that I believe will help to guide our team and contribute to our making a positive difference to Coaches, Tutors and our Senior Management Team.

Welcome to the team!

13 Sep : 20:02  by Lee Hart
Our newly created B.T.B.A. COACHES CLUB is open to every B.T.B.A. qualified coach, whether you are currently active or not.

Our "members only" area of the website will provide access to resources, exclusive products, and information on various coaching events.

Life Membership is completely FREE and is activated simply through our registration page. You must provide a valid email address.

We are now encouraging you to REGISTER NOW


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