Bowls Alberta now requires that all coaches obtain a Respect in Sport Certificate. For further information check out the website Respect in Sport and scroll down to find the course link, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders. When you have completed the course please email the the full certificate or the certificate # to the BA office.

Club Coach Refresher Workshops will be scheduled for both Edmonton and Calgary later in the 2020 season if and when we are given permission from our Health Authorities to resume some ‘closer’ in club house activity. If interested in attending or in hosting a workshop please email the BA office.

Club Coach Courses will be planned this 2020 season if and when BCB has them ready for online delivery.  Stay tuned!

Alberta’s head coach, Derek Dillon, is available to offer organizational support of the club coaches across the province, to develop competitive coaches, to run athlete development workshops and camps, and help develop coaching plans for players striving to reach a new level as a competitive player.  Contact Derek at

Coaches in Alberta

Club Coaches – a list should be posted at each club

Competitive Coaches in Training – Cecilia Gillespie, Pat Vos and Keith Wylie,

Coaches for Visually Impaired – Marvin Kwan, Kathryn McGregor, Jim Campbell

Performance Coach – Derek Dillon

To start the steps to become a coach contact the BA office by email.

A club coach course can be offered once we have six interested members.  The course typically runs over a Friday evening and a Saturday and gives coaches the tools and knowledge they need to introduce new bowlers to our sport. The course has been developed by Bowls Canada and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

For further details on the pathway for the trained Club Coach and for becoming a certified Competition or Performance Coach see the BCB Coach Development Pathway (PDF) – updated 2015.