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  • Writer's pictureDave Brolly

Message from the selection committee.

Team Selection considerations and process for SJBC.


AVAILABILITY. You will only be considered if you respond (preferably through BowlR).

The selection committee can only select from list of players available for individual matches.


TYPE OF MATCH. Is the match a Friendly, League or Knock out? Is it Rink (4 players per team) or Triples (3 players per team)? How many teams are required?


GENDER REQUIREMENTS. Most matches require a mixed gender team so must have at least one lady in each team.


EXPERIENCE. What match play experience has the member had? Have they played in

internal competitions, friendly matches or league matches?


ABILITY/ PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS. Are the selectors aware of any physical limitations you may have? What is the level of competence? How versatile are they?


TRAVEL. Transportation, time and date of match and distance to travel.


The selection committee consists of Lesley McLaren, Keith Feddery and Gerald Meecham. Information is gathered from other sources when required.


Each member of the selection team brings a list of “possibles” (from the response on BowlR) to a meeting at the clubhouse (usually a Wednesday evening) and a discussion takes place to determine an agreed final list of players plus reserves. For mixed games, reserves will include one male and one female who will be used if any substitution is required.


IDEAL PROGRESSION FOR NEW BOWLERS.


Individual coaching.

Roll ups, individual practice.

Attendance at club nights, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm.

Playing in internal club competitions.

Playing in inter club friendly matches.

Playing in inter club league matches.

Playing in inter club KO and Cup matches.


Due to the limited number of inter club friendly matches this year, it is especially important for members to practice their skills/techniques on club nights and /or via coaching sessions. Individual coaching sessions should be booked through any of the four club coaches directly. Details of coaches are available on the notice board in the club house.


The selection team are always willing to answer members questions and should be contacted directly.



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