USBC Coaching

USBC Youth

06/16/16

YES partners with Bowl4Life for additional coaching seminars

2016YESLogo_small.jpgThe Youth Education Services (YES) and Chuck Gardner Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation will team to support additional USA Bowling Coaching seminars throughout the United States. The YES initiative started in 2010 and USA Bowling was the first program financed by the YES Fund. The USA Bowling Coaching seminars, operated by the IBC Youth Development team, are designed to teach basic bowling coaching skills to youth coaches, volunteers or parents of children involved in the sport.

USBC Coaching

06/09/16

Passion driving bowling development in Saudi Arabia

By Matt Cannizzaro and Christian Seaborn, USBC Communications

2016USBCCoachingSaudiArabia_small.jpg Led by seasoned bowling coach, Rick Benoit of Topeka, Kansas, a group of Saudi Arabia's most talented bowlers traveled more than 9,000 miles to participate in the 2016 USBC Open Championships. Benoit and part of the group were among the 93 attendees at the three-day World Bowling Coach Conference that kicked off May 6 and brought representatives from 15 countries to the International Training and Research Center, part of the International Bowling Campus, in Arlington, Texas.

USBC Coaching

04/07/16

USBC Coaching signs agreement with Japan Bowling Congress

2016USBCCoachingJPBATesting_small.jpg Stephen Padilla, Director of Coaching Certification and Development for the United States Bowling Congress, recently had the opportunity to travel to Japan to conduct the first Level I and Bronze certification coaching classes for the Japanese Professional Bowling Association (JPBA). Following the classes, USBC Coaching signed an international agreement with the Japan Bowling Congress to host future coaching certification classes.

USBC News

03/03/16

Ohio's Joyce Latham named USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year

2016USBCYouthVolunteeroftheYearJoyceLatham_small.jpg Joyce Latham of Columbus, Ohio, who became a bowling coach more than 20 years ago, has been selected to receive the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. The prestigious national award recognizes an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote youth bowling at the local, state and/or national levels. Latham will receive an expenses-paid trip to the USBC Convention, scheduled for April 26-29 in Las Vegas, where she will be presented the award.

USBC Youth

02/17/16

Floridian Allen Solomon is 2016 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award recipient

2016DavidDahmsCoachoftheYearAllenSolomon_small.jpg Allen Solomon of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, who has been the youth director at Beach Bowl for 27 years, has been selected to receive the 2016 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award. The David Dahms Coach of the Year Award recognizes a United States Bowling Congress-certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules.

USBC News

03/17/15

Philadelphia youth coach Barbara Council-Armstead to receive David Dahms Award

2015DavidDahmsAwardBarbaraCouncilArmstead_small.jpg Barbara Council-Armstead of Philadelphia, a USBC Silver coach who has been involved with youth bowling for more than two decades, has been selected to receive the 2015 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award. The award is named in honor of the coach who was instrumental in the creation of the Junior Gold program. It recognizes a USBC-certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules for the last seven or more years.

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.

USBC Coaching

09/24/14

New USBC Bowling Academy website offers premium online instruction for bowlers

2014BowlingAcademyLogo_small.jpg Bowlers looking for instruction, lessons and advice to improve their games now can tap into the knowledge of top coaches online through the new USBC Bowling Academy website. The USBC Bowling Academy is an online collection of instructional videos featuring Team USA, USBC-certified Gold coaches and top professionals. Each topic features free and premium content. Bowlers will be able to subscribe to premium content on a monthly or yearly basis.

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 News

03/13/14

Arizona youth coach Lance Stern to receive 2014 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award

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Lance Stern (pictured) of Yuma, Ariz., the youth director of the Yuma United States Bowling Congress association, has been selected to receive the 2014 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award. The award recognizes a coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules. Stern will receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2014 USBC Convention in Reno, Nev., where he will receive the award.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coaching

07/04/13

Paeng Nepomuceno earns USBC Gold Coach status

2013USBCGoldCoachPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Paeng Nepomuceno of the Philippines (pictured), one of most regarded international competitors and coaches in the world of bowling, recently earned Gold level coaching validation through USBC Coaching Certification and Development. USBC Gold is the highest certification for coaches, much like receiving a doctorate in a field of study. Paeng is one of 25 active coaches to currently hold the designation.

Coaching

06/25/13

Jeri Edwards inducted into Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame during Bowl Expo

Former Team USA Head Coach becomes first female inductee; Billy Sixty and Sid Greenberg join Trailblazers

2013CoachesHoFJeriEdwards_small.jpg Jeri Edwards (pictured) was inducted into the Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame during International Bowl Expo in a ceremony Monday, June 24, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Edwards is the sixth inductee and the first woman to join the elite new Hall of Fame, which began in 2008. In addition to selecting one outstanding active coach each year, the Coaches Hall of Fame adds early pioneers who laid the foundation for modern coaches. Joining the list of Trailblazers this year are Billy Sixty and Sid Greenberg.

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