- Thinks hard in the game
- Game Plans
- Decision making options
- Plays the percentages by minimizing lost shots
- Knowledge of opposition sides
- Aggressive appropriately
- Continues same plan on a winning streak
- Jack set at extreme lengths
- Tactical calls to team are precise
- Attack or defend a head options
- Segmented the game
- Reads cues
- Opposition SWOT
Have a winning game strategy: how to win against the NEXT opponent
- Remember if I have the jack, I have 5 deliveries and I have 11% more influence on the game than him
- How do I get 5 deliveries — by winning ends
- The first 2 bowls are the key to winning ends
- When in front maintain the momentum
- Be watchful of what wins ends
- Use my eyes in my skills toolkit
- Defence and attack
- Never vary a winning game
- Will segmenting the lengthy game assist me
- I am winning THIS game because………
- Where is he at present in skill and status- his self description
- Where does he want to be in ……..periods of time
- How do we achieve that
- Who and what else do we need to involve ; eg.. game plan seminar
COMPETENCE OF A SKIP Tactical skills
- How effective was the team Game Plan
- How well is the skipping performed in your team
- Does your skip have a predictable pattern of attack?
- Does skip attack using his Second or third or leave it till later (too late)?
- Is the head building secure or risky
- What causes the team to lose multiple shots
- Does the Third drive and the Skip doesn’t?
- Does the Skip drive and the Third doesn’t?
- Does he have his Second player drive?
- Does he seem to prefer a particular length of end?
- Does he seem to prefer the Draw shot to save?
- Does he seem to run at the head when down?
- Note: the bowler who goes home after the game ( regardless of the result today) and ASSESSES each match for tactical strategy, skill and performance purposes WILL be the bowler who eventually wins the most and important singles events.
- It all comes back to ……fail to plan, plan to fail