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Welcome to the November 2014 edition titled ‘Players - the Qualities and Attributes to Identify’ provided by internationally renowned coach, Lachlan Tighe. Find out more about Lachlan and his coaching achievements here.

Bowlers as players, attributes

Player commitment- measurable factors

- Level of usage of personal and specialist coaches
- Preparedness of player to comply with and use services as directed by the national coach
- Commitment of player to their Skills development based on evaluation and analysis as recorded  in their training and your competition (viz game plans, mental & tactical skills)
- Calendar of coaching and training program for following year
- Obligation to record and maintain a fitness program of an acceptable standard
- Level of usage and application of sports science (include game plans etc)
- Self appraisal form and evaluation of such form
- Skill rating using average and a ‘pb’ to gauge ultimate level of technical skill
- Player debrief reports & analysis
- Fitness- a level acceptable to anyone presuming to play elite level bowls as sport
- Report from national and personal coach
- Report from national selectors
- Potential for improvement measured by the various factors above
- Measure of the personal qualities recognized by selectors as important
- Responsibility to submit requested information to the Bowls organization per timelines
- Any other factor deemed by the bowls committee (viz Rankings)
 

Lachlan Tighe Website www.lachlantighebowls.com
Lachlan Tighe email l.a.tighe@bigpond.com mob.0409 532 953
 

2014
 

October 2014 - Pressure, Training to Cope

September 2014 - Mental Toughness

August 2014 - Going, Going...Gone

July 2014 - Masterclass Coaching

June 2014 - Missing Opportunities

May 2014 - We Don't Need Coaches

April 2014 - Five Years On

March 2014 - Winners Win with Leadership

February 2014 - Keeping Your Cool

January 2014 - Player Self Appraisal

2013

December 2013 - Skill Intensity Program

November 2013 - Singles Serve

October 2013 - Weight Control Delivery

September 2013 - Team Cohesion, Selection

August 2013 - Knowing the Options

July 2013 - Coaching is Communication

June 2013 - Warriors

May 2013 - World Champions Reactions

April 2013 - Singles Tactics

March 2013 - Winning Pennant Finals

February 2013 - Training to win

January 2013 - ...Finally, Selectors

2012

December 2012 - Deliberate Practice

November 2012 - Weight Control Delivery Discipline

October 2012 - Using the Second in a Fours Team

September 2012 - Pennant Team Pep Talk

August 2012 - Skill Audit

July 2012 - Skill Audit

June 2012 - Teamwork

May 2012 - One percenters

April 2012 - Trust

March 2012 - Lessons Learnt

February 2012 - Stop watch decisions workshop

January 2012 - Lessons learnt from attending the BA Hall of Fame Inaugural Award Night

2011

October 2011 - Positivity, Self Belief, Mental Toughness

August/Septemeber 2011 - Alert

April 2011 - Sensory Awareness

March 2011 - Attitude in Teams

2010

December 2010 - Caterpillar Program

November - Decision Options

October - Lachlan was in Dehli for the Commonwealth Games

September - Slow Green Drill

August - Decisions to Make

July - The Summit - Player Awareness

June - Pressure

May - Mastering the Yard On Shot

April - Consistency

March - Lessons Learnt 

February - Mind Games

2009

December - Tactical Skill Decisions

November - What Bowlers Need to Succeed

October - A Winner's Menu

September - Training Skills for Thirds and Skips

August - Training Skills for Leads and Seconds

July - Attributes of Elite Bowlers

June - Goals

May - Tactical Skill

April - Pre-Delivery Routine