Bowling making its mark in Spain thanks to USBC Coaching

200808CostasMitsingasClinicSpain_small.jpg USBC Coaching is helping grow the sport of bowling in Spain. USBC Gold coach, instructor and ambassador Costas Mitsingas is seeing to that and has held a successful USBC Bronze coaching certification course recently in Madrid. A total of seven coaches, who were USBC Level I and Dick Ritger Level 2, earned their Bronze certification during the conference, which was held Aug. 1-3 at Bowling Chamartin. The USBC coaches from various parts of Spain expanded their expertise to coach intermediate-level bowlers. The course developed coaching skills in the four essential areas of bowling: the physical game, lane play, equipment and the mental game.



Shalin earns her spurs By Rajes Paul

Republished courtesy of Malaysia Star - Malaysia (Aug. 28, 2008)

20080828ShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Shalin Zulkifli has etched yet another success story in her bowling career by taking up a prominent role in the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA). She is now a member of the WTBA coaching and technical committee, a post rarely given to a female bowler. Last weekend, she attended the first committee meeting in Bangkok to discuss the rules and format and current trends in the world of bowling. She came out of it refreshed and inspired to make changes. The 30-year-old professional bowler also sees her exposure to the coaching set-up of the world body as a first big step towards becoming a calibre coach for Malaysia.

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USBC's Monce becomes youngest member of elite bowling coach group

Illinois resident becomes just 31st in world to earn USBC Gold certification

2008USBCGoldCoachBillMonce_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has added Bill Monce to its most elite group of professional coaches, certifying him as a USBC Gold level coach. Monce, a coaching specialist for the USBC Coaching program in Greendale, Wis., and former collegiate bowler, becomes just the 31st USBC Gold coach in the world. He currently is the youngest Gold coach at age 35. To attain Gold level certification, coaches must be certified through the USBC Coaching Silver level and have mastered coaching skills in the physical game, lane play, equipment, mental game, videotaping, video analysis and instruction.



Silver Level Seminar concludes six-day coaching conference in Singapore

 Filipino bowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno USBC certified coach and International Ambassador for Bowling, concluded the last part of his second Tri-Level seminar for 2008 certifying fifteen coaches from Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. The three-day Silver Level Seminar, Paeng's third of the year 2008, was held from August 17-19, 2008 at the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild and followed a Level 1 and Bronze Level Coaching accreditation seminar also conducted by the Hall-of-Famer, who has amassed 118 career titles worldwide.



Nepomuceno certifies 13 coaches in Singapore

20080816NepomucenoSIN_small.jpg Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno, a United States Bowling Congress coach, International Ambassador for bowling and six-time world champion, concluded another Level One and Bronze Level coaching conference at the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild bowling center in Singapore. The Level One seminar was held on August 14 and the Bronze Level seminar on August 15 and 16. Paeng will go on to conduct a Silver Seminar for the Bronze level coaches accredited last year starting on August 17.

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USBC profiled in National Coaching Report

New study stresses importance of qualified coaches for all youth athletes

USBCCoachingLogo.jpg The United States Bowling Congress reaffirmed its commitment to quality coaching education, and is one of only 15 youth sport organizations profiled in the National Coaching Report, the only comprehensive report addressing both youth and interscholastic sport coaching education requirements in the United States. The report was released last week by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).



16 coaches receive USBC Bronze Level Certification in Leeds

20080803InninsSeminarLeeds3_small.jpg USBC Silver Coach Steve Innins, England, has completed his first Bronze Certification Seminar in the UK August 3-4, 2008 in Leeds. Innins has booked a seminar room at the Merrion Centre Hotel which is situated right above AMF Bowl Leeds, a 26-laner where part of the instruction took place. 16 coaches of varying ages and experience from England, Scotland and Germany were in attendance. Some participants were new to coaching and others have several years experience holding coaching qualifications from their home countries national associations.



Busy month for Nepomuceno, coaching seminars No. 5 and 6 in Indonesia and Singapore

20080803PaengSeminaJakarta_small.jpg USBC's busiest coach, international bowling ambassador and six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno just concluded the first ever United States Bowling Congress Level One and Bronze Level certification seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia. The three day certification seminar was held in Artha Gading Bowling Center from August 1-3. Of the eight newly-certified coaches, seven were from Jakarta and various provinces of Indonesia plus one Taiwanese national. The Indonesia seminar was Paeng's fifth seminar in the year 2008. No. 6 will follow next week in Singapore.



USBC Bronze Coaching course in Leeds, England set for August 3-4

USBCSilverCoachSteveInnins_small.jpg USBC Silver Coach Steve Innins, England, will hold his first USBC Bronze Coaching Certification seminar in England on third and fourth August 2008 at the AMF Bowl, Wade Lane in Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NH England. Innins has booked the use of a purpose built conference facility at the Merrion Centre Hotel which is situated right above the 26-laner, where part of the instruction will take place. According to Innins, the first USBC Bronze Coaching Certification seminar in England is an intermediate level of training and certification designed for individuals wanting to increase their coaching skills and professionalism.



Nepomuceno continues his efforts to train bowling coaches on a global scale

20080723PaengHongKongUSBCSilverSeminar_small.jpg Paeng Nepomuceno, a USBC International Bowling Ambassador, just concluded a Silver certification seminar in Hong Kong for none coaches exclusive for the chain of Very Pro Shops in Hong Kong. This is Paeng's second Silver conference seminar for the year and this is also only the second time that a USBC Silver seminar was held outside the United States. The three-day seminar was held last July 21-23 at Olympian Super Fun Bowl in Kowloon, Hong Kong and was unique because it was completely translated to Chinese by two of the participants.

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USBC to hold coaching certification course in Spain

Gold coach from Cyprus will lead Bronze conference in Madrid Aug. 1-3

2007USBCGoldCostasMitsingas_small.jpg USBC Gold coach Costas Mitsingas of Cyprus will teach a USBC Bronze coaching certification course Aug. 1-3 at Bowling Chamartin in Madrid, Spain. The attending the seminar, which will begin the evening of Friday, Aug. 1 with registration and brief classroom activities, will receive training to prepare them to coach intermediate-level bowlers. The course will develop coaching skills in the four essential areas of bowling, including the physical game, lane play, equipment and the mental game. Videotaping, video analysis and instruction on giving lessons will be covered.



Nepomuceno to run a tri-level seminar in Singapore in August

2008ISCPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Philippine bowling icon and USBC silver level coach Paeng Nepumuceno has informed us that he will hold a tri-level seminar from August 14-19 in Singapore. The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Level One, Bronze and Silver Coaching certification program is organized by Alfinity Bowling and will be held at Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild. Bronze Level & Level 1 will run from Thursday - Saturday, August 14-16, with the Silver Level:seminar to follow from Sunday thrióugh Tuesday, August 17-19, 2008.

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Exercise/conditioning specialist to join USBC

USBCNickBohanan_small.jpg In its ongoing focus to incorporate scientific studies in the sport of bowling, the United States Bowling Congress has hired exercise and strength conditioning specialist Nick Bohanan, who will join the national governing body's Coaching department. Bohanan, who holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University, will use his background to help develop programs and clinics for coaches and bowlers in areas such as strength training, injury prevention and conditioning techniques to enhance bowling performance. Bohanan is expected to begin his tenure on Sept. 1 at USBC's current headquarters in Greendale, Wis.



Gomez' USBC bronze level seminar in Caracas, Venezuela a great success

20080710GomezClinicVenezuela_small.jpg Colombian national team member and former PBA exempt bowler Andres Gomez, a USBC Silver level certified coach, has held a bronze level seminar at 'Bowlera Mampote' (pictured) in Caracas, Venezuela, from July 8-10. "The clinic was a great success", told Gomez Bowlingdigital. "21 coaches from many different cities all over Venezuela took the opportunity to be part of the USBC International Coaching Program. I would like to thank Rafael Figueroa of Bowler's Pro Shop for making this possible." Among those who received their certification as USBC Bronze level coach were longtime Venezuelan national team members Mariela Alarza and Ildemaro Ruiz.

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USBC develops new way to measure timing

System will be another tool to help bowling coaches teach the sport

USBCLogoRed_small.jpg Continuing to advance the sport of bowling through better coaching techniques, the United States Bowling Congress is developing a more modern and flexible system of measuring timing for bowlers. Timing is the relationship between the bowling ball's location during the swing and a bowler's steps during the approach and delivery. Devised by the USBC Coaching staff, the new method will more precisely than ever measure and classify the positions of a bowling ball during the swing relative to the bowler's footsteps.

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Kloempken named USBC Technical Director

USBCTDSteveKloempken_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has named versatile and highly respected bowling industry veteran Steve Kloempken to the position of USBC Technical Director of the sport's national governing body. Kloempken officially is slated to start Aug. 1 at the current USBC testing and research facility in Greendale, Wis. Eventually, Kloempken and his staff will operate from the research portion of the USBC International Training Center that will be constructed at the new USBC Headquarters facility in Arlington, Texas. Plans call for the training center, scheduled to open by June 2009, to have six lanes for testing and research and 14 lanes for training and coaching.



Asian's female bowler No. 1 graduates at Nepomuceno's latest coaching seminar.

20080702NepomucenoSeminarPhilippines_small.jpg Paeng Nepomuceno has informed us that he graduated another batch of Level One and Bronze coaches in the Philippines in a seminar which ended on Wednesday July second. Nepomuceno held it right after the Philippine Open and attracted five participants, four women and just one man, with two ladies coming from Malaysia, a Pakistani national and his Filipina wife and Kim Eun Jung, the 2007 ABF Tour and Asian Ranking champion from Korea.



Gomez certifies another 43 Bronze Level coaches in Colombia

20080624GomezClinicBogota_small.jpg The USBC coaching community keeps on growing. USBC Silver Coach, and Colombian standout Andres Gomez, has informed us that he has finished a USBC Level One and Bronze Level coaching certification seminar June 24-26 at Bolera el Salitre in Bogotá, Colombia. The former PBA exempt bowler was happy with the turnout. "43 people took the certification and 16 approved the fist test," said Gomez. "My dad (Jairo Gomez, the Colombian head coach from 1994-2004) and my sister Paola (a Colombian national team member) were there and both approved."

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USBC Coaches Summit, Pro Shop Conference punch out in Orlando

2008USBCCoachesSummitAttendees_small.jpg John O'Dell is a Silver level certified coach with the United States Bowling Congress Coaching program. He also has a background as a pro shop technician. Even with his experience and credentials, O'Dell realizes the value of attending the USBC Coaches Summit year after year to update his knowledge about technology and new trends in coaching. O'Dell was one of a group of bowling coaches, pro shop operators and proprietors from around the world who learned, networked and energized themselves at the 2008 USBC Coaches Summit and International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association Educational Conference.

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USBC Coaches Summit kicks off in Orlando

2008USBCCoachesSummitBooth_small.jpg The 2008 USBC Coaches Summit and International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association Educational Conference began their two-day runs on Monday with a host of informative sessions at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla.   Top bowling industry experts led seminars that offered strategies to help coaches, pro shop operators and proprietors work together to help bowlers, their own businesses and the sport of bowling. The USBC Coaches Summit and IBPSIA conference are running in conjunction with the annual bowling trade show called International Bowl Expo June 25-27.

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