Nicola Alcock becomes NSW’s 50th registered TBA Lane Ranger for 2021

By Matt Stevens
August 31, 2021

Congratulations to Nicola Alcock who has become the 50th registered Lane Ranger for NSW in 2021, and NSW’s 110th active registered TBA Bowl Patrol Lane Ranger overall.

A Lane Ranger is someone who has completed the TBA fundamental learning on how to effectively deliver basic introductory level tenpin bowling programs, sessions, and activities. Anyone can register to become a Lane Ranger today including teachers, parents, carers, volunteers, or even community agency employees. The Lane Ranger Course is great for those wanting to get involved in the tenpin bowling coaching pathway and learn and develop their skills and basic knowledge of the sport of tenpin bowling.

Off the back of strong recorded growth across the Lane Ranger and coaching space in 2021 NSW has experienced strong year-on-year growth from 2020 with 29 active registered new Lane Rangers in 2020, to 50 active registered new Lane Rangers in 2021.

NSW has recorded 72% growth across this space in 2021 and has continued to work incredibly hard in educating and upskilling active registered Lane Rangers across the state, further highlighting the success of the TBA Lane Ranger Coaching Course, the suite of resources on offer, administrative support, as well as the continued development and education of the next generation of tenpin bowling coaches across the country.

The network of active TBA registered Lane Rangers plays a vital role in helping to support the participation growth of our national core flagship programs including Bowl Patrol, Bowl Abilities, and Sporting Schools, and ensure that there is a strong coaching pathway from grassroots through to the elite tier of our sport of tenpin bowling.

Like many others, Alcock has now entered onto her journey within the TBA coaching pathway and commenced an exciting first step towards transitioning from Bowl Patrol/Bowl Abilities Lane Ranger to TBA Level 1 Accredited Coach followed by TBA Bronze Level Accredited Coach, and finally TBA Silver Level Accredited Coach.

“The TBA Online Lane Rangers Course was an exciting initiative that allowed me to grasp the basic skills and concept knowledge required to deliver localised tenpin bowling coaching and programs. The TBA platform provides you with a host and suite of tools and resources to support coaches and coach development. It is as easy as registering via the website, logging in, and completing the basic online theoretical learning component.”

To register to become a TBA Lane Ranger in NSW, follow the links and information provided below, or contact Jalen Timms on [email protected] 


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