Tenpin Bowling Australia partners with USBC on Coaching Program



    2014TBAUSBCCoaching.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.

    "USBC is at the forefront of research and development across all aspects of the sport and particularly coaching. Partnering with USBC will ensure our coaches are provided with the tools to coach the modern game right from the fundamentals through to the elite," TBA CEO Cara Honeychurch said.

    Tenpin Bowling Australia is the National Sporting Organization as recognised by the Australian Sports Commission. USBC is bowling's National Governing Body as recognised by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

    "We're excited to have this opportunity to partner with Tenpin Bowling Australia," USBC Managing Director, National Governing Body, Neil Stremmel said. "A strong coaching program is important to the growth and development of any sport and we are happy to have this chance to work closely with TBA."

    Several levels of coaching certification are provided by USBC, starting with the online Level I program that teaches coaches the fundamentals that apply to all bowlers.

    "Our sport is in urgent need of more people that can teach the basics both to social bowlers and those new to league. An online entry-level coaching program provides far greater capacity to engage segments of the community including centre staff, school teachers, disability carers and parents than via traditional face-to-face delivery," commented Honeychurch.

    Bronze coaching certification, is the next step, which is taught by a USBC-certified coach and is a two-day program. The Bronze coaching certification conference provides an intermediate level of training as coaches learn more about lane conditions and adjustments, fine-tuning a bowler's physical game, components of a bowling ball, video analysis, how to give a lesson and more.

    Coaches can continue to progress to the more advanced levels of certification, including Silver and Gold, which is the highest level of certification.

    TBA will shortly release more detailed information regarding the range of courses on offer and how to get involved.