Nepomuceno concludes USBC Silver Certification Seminar in Manila, Philippines



    2011AUSMPaengNepomuceno.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Gold-level coach, instructor and international ambassador Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno (pictured) has concluded a Silver certification seminar from October 17-19 at Paeng's Midtown Bowl at Ermita, Manila, Philippines.

    Nepomuceno, a Filipino bowling legend who has amassed 126 worldwide career titles, is one of most regarded international competitors and coaches in the world of bowling.

    He was awarded Gold-level coach status by through USBC Coaching Certification and Development in 2013. USBC Gold is the highest level of certification a bowling coach can achieve.

    It was the third coaching seminar conducted by Nepomuceno so far this year. He has recently conducted a successful Bronze certification seminar in Colombia for the 25 countries that belong to the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON).

    20141019SilverSeminarManilaXXL.jpg The newly-certified Silver-level coaches, who hail from the Philippines and Bahrain, are Mohamed Mustafa Janahi, Caloy De Leon, Josephine " Jojo" Canare, Rey "Toti" B. Daval-Santos, Selwyn "Sel" Cabaluna, Edmundo "Boy" R. Florencio, Jackson Co, Orlean Batistil, Edward Coo, Alexander Duque, and Dr. Gonzalo Roman, Jr.

    From left to right standing: Janahi, Duque, Canare, Florencio, Cabaluna, Daval-Santos, Nepomuceno, Batistil, Co and Coo. Kneeling: De Leon and Roman Jr.

    "There was a great exchange of opinions and observations as most, if not all, of the coaches have been actively coaching for the past few years either in the national team, bowling academies, schools or giving private lessons," said Nepomuceno, who holds three Guinness World records for his bowling prowess.

    "It is gratifying to be told that the participants were happy with how technical the Silver seminar is and how it will enhance their coaching and benefit their students."

    The current group of Silver-level coaches either earned Bronze-level coaching validation through Paeng a few years ago or in last year's seminar. One year of active coaching is a pre-requisite after successfully passing the Bronze certification.

    "I found the seminar very informative, structured and straight to the point, which is very different from the previous coaching seminars I have attended," said Mohamed Janahi from Bahrain.

    "I also found USBC's introduction of the different coaching tools used to enhance the bowler's game very impressive."

    The coaches which Nepomuceno trains and certifies through the USBC program will develop bowlers in the region, some of whom could become top-level competitors. This is in line with USBC's goal of securing a spot in the Olympics for the sport of bowling.


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