YBE announce new YBC Support and Coaching Managers for 2021

Youth Bowling England are delighted to welcome both Tracy Robertson as YBC Support Manager and Stuart Watson as YBC Coaching Manager as more YBCs return to bowling.

Tracy brings to YBE a passion to help further develop YBCs at a ‘pastoral level’.  Tracy will be contacting all of the YBCs to gather information on facilities which are available to and on offer for individual clubs.  Tracy has prepared a pathway along which she wishes to offer support to YBC officials and helpers with recruitment of parents and new bowlers into clubs, support for local fundraising, promoting of clubs through ClubHub, promoting the 2021/2022 YBE Tournament program and assisting officials with the maintenance obligations in GoMembership.

“Going forward I hope to offer support raising club profiles locally for those YBCs who would like this.  Obtaining funding for educational purposes and other associated club costs is something I have a great deal of experience in and I’m keen to pass this knowledge on with one-to-one help. More importantly, I’m very keen to encourage YBCs to work together to reduce costs, improve membership and share their experiences of what makes for a successful and happy YBC. Youth Bowling England faces many challenges following COVID-19 and hopefully by sharing knowledge and ideas we can get our junior bowlers back into bowling centres and encourage new members.”

Tracy Robertson
YBC Support Manager
tracyrobertson@btba.org.uk

As a founding member of Youth Bowling England, Stuart will concentrate on the overall YBC Coaching Program Development, liaising closely with BTBA Coaching to give YBCs a starting point upon which they can build and provide safe and effective coaching for the newest and youngest of bowlers through to our older YBC members and beyond into County and National Selection.

“I’m very keen to help our YBCs find a commonality within which their bowlers, from the youngest through to teenagers can enjoy a friendly, fun and safe pastime from the moment they first walk-in to a club.  Easing out of lockdown gives an opportunity to reset our core objectives and re-align our methods to be commensurate with the bowlers ages and abilities.  It is essential that we concentrate on safety and enjoyment during YBC sessions whilst keeping an eye on bowlers who both wish to become County and National bowlers, and gently encouraging others to consider this as they develop their skills set.  I will be helping our officials and coaches take advantage of the free EduCare online training provided by the BTBA, and where possible I hope we can develop a program to provide coaching assistance to YBCs that do not have a club Coach.”

Stuart Watson
YBC Coaching Manager
stuartwatson@btba.org.uk