Silver Accreditation

Guide to Becoming a Silver Coach


The Silver coaching accreditation is the third and highest level of accreditation within the TBA Coaching Framework. The Silver course is a multi platform course including a face to face course, workbook by correspondence, on lane practical assessment and online theory & video analysis assessment. 

Participants of the Silver coaching course will work with intermediate to advanced bowlers at the elite level - state and national representative bowlers and teams. Silver coaches will gain the knowledge and skills to provide finite adjustments to the physical game utilising video analysis, build a bowlers arsenal, provide advanced lane adjustments, mental game concepts and develop training plans for competitive bowlers.

Silver coaches will be able to provide an open learning environment that includes specialised training programs for competitive bowlers to develop finite skills in their physical game, knowledge of their arsenal and reading lanes.

The Silver program is for those who want to coach elite bowlers and teams the high level skills of the sport on a long term basis. Coaches will be competent in understanding the following topics: 

  • Finite adjustments to physical game
  • Building a bowling ball arsenal
  • Advanced lane adjustments
  • Matching ball surfaces to lane conditions
  • Advanced mental game concepts
  • Video analysis
  • Establishing a practice plan to develop and expand a bowler's options in competition.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a current TBA Sports Registration
  • hold a current Working with Children check from their state of residence
  • be a current TBA Bronze Accredited Coach for at least 12 months.

Silver Certification Check List

The enrollment process for Silver Accreditation is (printable checklist):

Complete the:

  • New Coach Registration Form
  • Coach / Official Code of Behaviour Individual Agreement (included in the registration form)
  • Personal Character Declaration for Coaches and Officials (included in the registration form)
  • Make payment - credit cards, cheque or bank transfer (proof of transfer required)
  • Suitable accreditation tag photos
    • Head and shoulders visable
    • plain background
    • no one / nothing visable in the photo
    • high quality photo
  • Enrol in and complete an Intermediate general principles of coaching course.  This course is offered externally, and consists of up to 13 modules and includes an extra payment (approx $200-$350). Community Coaching General Principles course
  • Register or log into the Play by the Rules eLearning and complete
    • Child Protection
    • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Register or log into the ASADA eLearning and complete
    • Level 1 and Level 2 Anti-Doping Courses

Email -

Fax - (07) 3262 5544

Mail - ATTN: Coaching
          Tenpin Bowling Australia
          PO Box 244
          ALBION    QLD    4010

All steps MUST be completed before attending face to face coaching course.

  • Attend the practical certification course
  • Complete the online theory assessment through the USBC Online Learning Portal login information sent via email during the week following the course.