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05/30/15

How to get the most from your bowling lesson

Republished courtesy of The Inside Line, a Kegel Publication (May 29, 2015)

20150529TheInsideLine_small.jpg At one time or another, many bowlers have considered taking lessons to improve their skills and take their game to the next level. If you are going to invest time and money into your training, it is important to understand how you can get the most benefit from your lesson. In this article, Kegel's Rick Wiltse will discuss how you can choose the type of lesson that is best for you and what to bring to your lesson.

ETBF Coaching

04/24/15

3rd iCoach ETBF International Coaching Conference to be held in September 2015

Kuortane High Performance Training Center, Finland (Sept. 18-20, 2015)

2013ETBFiCoachClassRoom_small.jpgThe 3rd iCoach ETBF International Coaching Conference by KEGEL will take place at Kuortane High Performance Training Center on September 18-20, 2015 in Kuortane, Finland. The ETBF Educational Committee invites all coaches to join the conference to get the latest information about coaching, sports science, psychology, coaching methodology and coaching tools in this unique gathering for bowling coaches. Registration for iCoach 2015 and its side events is open.

IBMA Awards

04/21/15

IBMA to honor Gordon Vadakin with Alberta E. Crowe Meritorious Service Award

200910WSUGordonVadakin_small.jpgA man who has achieved success both on and off the lanes but who perhaps is best recognized as one of bowling's top coaches, is the recipient of this year's International Bowling Media Association Alberta E. Crowe Meritorious Service Award. Gordon Vadakin (pictured), who has made his mark in bowling as an athlete, instructor, coach, and even an entertainer of sorts, is being honored for his outstanding long-term accomplishments in and for the sport of bowling. The award will be presented during International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

USBC Coaching

01/15/15

Peter Somoff, Mike Dias earn USBC Coaching Gold certification

Addition of Somoff and Dias brings the list of active Gold coaches to 21

2015USBCGoldCoachPeterSomoff_small.jpg2015USBCGoldCoachMikeDias_small.jpgBowling coaches Peter Somoff (l.) of Tacoma, Washington, and Mike Dias (r.) of Lafayette, Colorado, have received USBC Gold certification and are ready to use their knowledge and experience to help others excel. The two have showcased their skills and expertise in the field and in front of a panel of experts, and each will receive the Fred Borden USBC Gold Coach Award for successfully completing USBC Coaching's Gold certification program.

Philippines

10/22/14

Nepomuceno concludes USBC Silver Certification Seminar in Manila, Philippines

20141019SilverSeminarManila_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Gold-level coach, instructor and international ambassador Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno has concluded a Silver certification seminar from October 17-19 at Paeng's Midtown Bowl at Ermita, Manila, Philippines. It was the third coaching seminar conducted by Nepomuceno so far this year. The current group of Silver-level coaches (pictured) either earned Bronze-level coaching validation through Paeng a few years ago or in last year's seminar.

Coaching

05/31/14

Michelle Mullen releases second edition of Bowling Fundamentals on June 10th

Book release comes along with mini eBook on 'How to Pick Up Spares'; pre-orders to benefit Bowl-4-animal charities

2014BowlingFundamentals2ndEdition_small.jpg 2014HowToPickUpSpares_small.jpg A passion for writing and coaching has come together in the June 10th release of Bowling Fundamentals - Second Edition (Human Kinetics, 2014) by former women's professional bowler Michelle Mullen along with a mini eBook on 'How to Pick Up Spares'. Mullen is a four-time pro champion, including one major title, a former Team USA coach and a USBC Gold Coach, with a background in biomechanics and sports psychology. Her passion is to coach, more than it is to bowl herself.

USBC Coaching

05/13/14

Team USA assistant coach Bryan O'Keefe earns gold status

2014USBCGoldCoachBryanOKeefe_small.jpg Bryan O'Keefe, a Team USA assistant coach since 2010, recently was awarded Gold-level coach status by the USBC Coaching Certification and Development department. O'Keefe, 39, is the Facility Manager of the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, where he teaches bowlers and supervises the ITRC pro shop in addition to working with Team USA and Junior Team USA players. USBC Gold is the highest level of certification a bowling coach can achieve, similar to obtaining a doctorate in a field of study.

Coaching

03/31/14

Inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference concludes in Arlington, Texas

Paeng Nepomuceno becomes the 25th active USBC Gold coach and the first from Asia

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After three days of seminars and discussions featuring the top bowling coaches in the world, the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference came to a close at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday. The conference was held in conjunction with World Bowling, the world governing body for the sport. The conference drew nearly 100 coaches, including 15 of the 24 active USBC Gold coaches, and 28 countries were represented.

Coaching

03/29/14

Tenpin Bowling Australia partners with USBC on Coaching Program

2014TBAUSBCCoaching_small.jpgTenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) has announce its partnership with the United States Bowling Congress to provide programs to train and certify bowling coaches. The USBC Coaching Certification and Development programs provide coaches of all levels with the materials necessary to give them the best opportunities for coaching. Certification programs teach current and aspiring bowling coaches the skills necessary to build a strong coaching career.

Coaching

03/28/14

World Bowling Coach Conference is underway

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The inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference kicked off at the International Training and Research Center and top coaches from throughout the world will be in Arlington through the weekend to take part in seminars and discussions. The conference is being held in conjunction with World Bowling (the World Tenpin Bowling Association), the world governing body for the sport. The ITRC staff, led by Team USA head coach Rod Ross, is hosting the educational conference.

USBC Caching

02/14/14

ITRC to conduct, host World Bowling Coach Conference

2014WBCConferenceLogo_small.jpg 2013BowlingITRCLogo_small.jpgThe International Training and Research Center will conduct and host the World Bowling Coach Conference next month, bringing together some of the greatest coaches in the sport. In conjunction with the World Tenpin Bowling Association, the world governing body for the sport, the ITRC staff will host the educational conference on March 28-30.

Coaching

02/13/14

Public invited to submit coaching material for Global Coaching System

2014WBCConferenceLogo_small.jpg The International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, will host the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference from March 28-30 and one key topic for discussion will be the establishment of a Global Coaching System. Over the past few months, the World Tenpin Bowling Association was solicited feedback on the coaching certification programs that exist at the federation level. Now, WTBA is seeking feedback from all coaches on their training systems.

USBC Coaching

01/17/14

ITRC gets cutting-edge technology with Google Glass

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

20140117RodRossGopgleGlass_small.jpg The International Training and Research Center has always been on the cutting edge of technology and with the introduction of Google Glass that trend has continued. Rod Ross (pictured), director of the ITRC and Team USA head coach, recently received Google Glass, which is a tiny computer mounted onto an eyeglass frame. The wearable device can be used for hands-free video recording, which will help with coaching and training. Team USA member Mike Fagan had the opportunity to test it out.

Coaching

01/10/14

Inaugual World Bowling Coach Conference scheduled for March 28th - 30th in Arlington, Texas

Three Days - Renowned Bowling Coaches - The Ultimate Facility

2014WBCConferenceLogo_small.jpg Bowling coaches around the world are invited to the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) in Arlington, Texas, to take part in the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference. In conjunction with World Bowling (the World Tenpin Bowling Association), the world governing body for the sport, the ITRC staff will host the educational conference that will be beneficial for all bowling coaches, with an emphasis on team coaching and ball motion. Learn from some of the best from around the world!

USBC Coaching

12/23/13

USBC Coaching renames Gold Coach Award for Fred Borden

2013USBGoldAwardFredBorden_small.jpg The award presented to coaches who complete Gold certification through the United States Bowling Congress Coaching Certification and Development has been renamed in honor of USBC Hall of Fame coach Fred Borden (pictured). USBC Gold is the highest level of certification a bowling coach can achieve and coaches will receive the Fred Borden USBC Gold Coach Award upon earning Gold status. Borden served as Team USA coach for a total of 12 years, taking the reins from 1989-1996 and again from 2000-2003.

Macau, China

12/10/13

USBC Gold coach Paeng Nepomuceno holds first coaching seminar in Macau, China

201312PaengMacauSeminar1_small.jpg Four-time Bowling World Cup champion and USBC Gold Level coach Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured with his students) recently concluded an exclusive Level One and Bronze Level coaching seminar in Macau, China. The Macau seminar, which was held at the government-owned state-of-the-art Cotai Bowling center at the Macau Sports Complex, was co-organized by the Macau Bowling Association. It was Paeng's third coaching seminar in the year 2013.

Philippines

11/12/13

Paeng holds International Coaching Seminars while Super Typhoon "Haiyan" hits The Philippines

USBC Gold Coach Paeng Nepomuceno holds International Level One and Bronze Level Seminars in Manila from November 8-10

2011AUSMPaengNepomuceno_small.jpgUSBC International Bowling Ambassador and Gold Level coach Paeng Nepomuceno (pictured) held USBC International Level One and Bronze Level Seminars in Manila while Super Typhoon "Haiyan", the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines. The seminars ran from November 8-10 and the participants came from Bahrain, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The seminar started on Friday, just hours after Haiyan made landfall.

Coaching

10/22/13

ITRC to host inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference in March 2014

One key topic for discussion will be the establishment of a Global Coaching System

2013BowlingITRCLogo_small.jpgThe best bowling coaches in the world are invited to the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) in Arlington, Texas, next March to take part in the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference. In conjunction with World Bowling (the World Tenpin Bowling Association), the world governing body for the sport, the ITRC staff will host the educational conference on March 28-30, 2014. One key topic for discussion will be the establishment of a Global Coaching System.

USBC Coaching

09/28/13

USBC Coaching makes impact at WTBA World Championships

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The global reach of the USBC Coaching Certification and Development department was on full display at the recent WTBA World Championships. The prestigious event, which took place Aug. 16-30 in Henderson, Nev., not only featured the sport of bowling's top players but also its top coaches. There were 24 active USBC certified coaches helping guide the world's best bowlers from 46 countries.

United States

08/01/13

BWAA past president and life member John Jowdy passes away

PBA Hall of Famer and coaching pioneer was 93; led Bowling Writers Association of America in 1996

ImageProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer and pioneer bowling coach John Jowdy (pictured) of El Cajon, Calif., died today of natural causes. He was 93. Jowdy was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1988 primarily for his coaching contributions but was also a prolific bowling writer and bowling industry advocate. He was president of the Bowling Writers Association of America in 1996 and was later voted a Life Member of the organization. Most recently he was inducted into the Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010.

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