Athlete Development

Bowls BC is pleased to announce that the Alberta BC Test Match is being held in British Columbia, May 29-May 31, 2020. The venue is still TBD.

The event was held for the first time in 2018 at Juan de Fuca LBC in Victoria BC and followed up last year at the Calgary LBC in Calgary, AB which was a resounding success. The Bowls BC team was the winner of the first two events. Both teams were comprised of senior and junior players. It provides a venue for all participants to learn new skills and meet new bowlers who all share the enthusiasm for the sport of bowls.Together both provinces have agreed to continue with event.

The event will continue highlight Athletic Development where athletes are seeking the opportunity to further their goals for future success in Provincial and National events. Team leaders are not restricted in length of playing history but will serve in a leadership role to enhance Player Development.

The Bowls BC Coach David Mathie and appointed representatives will make up the selection committee.

Please find attached the Development Team Policy and Application Form. Bowls BC invites all those interested to complete the application and forward to

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Davie at the above email address.

Bowls BC Development Team Selection: BOWLS BC Development Team Selection Policy
Dev Squad Application: Ath Dev Squad Application and Declaration Form

Bowls Canada LTAD Program

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to make sport and physical activity better, so more Canadians will get quality training, moBowls A sport for Lifere will continue participating, and more will reach the medals podium.

Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is the CS4L pathway for developing top-rank athletes and increasing overall participation in sport and physical activity. It includes guidelines for training, competition and recovery based on principles of human development and maturation.

LTAD considers the best interests of the athlete, not the goals of coaches or parents who might simply want to win at all costs. LTAD is built on sport science and best practices in coaching from around the world.

Bowls Canada Boulingrin, in partnership with Sport Canada, has developed a bowls specific LTAD framework that aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athletes career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in Lawn Bowls and as an athlete.

The LTAD can be found here: