Nepomuceno starts 2013 with USBC Silver Seminar in Manila, Philippines



     United States Bowling Congress coach, instructor and international ambassador Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno has conducted a USBC Silver Level Seminar in Manila, Philippines, January 14 to 16.

    The seminar was held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl with five Filipino coaches participating in the elite class. Nepomuceno is a living legend in his country after winning 124 career titles all over the world. It was the first USBC seminar held by USBC's busiest international coach in the year 2013.

    L-R The newly-certified Silver coaches are Armando Siason, Ramon Camba, Manuel Insero, Paeng, Rosello De Leon and Victor Emmanuel Agu. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    "There was a great exchange of opinions and observations as most if not all of the coaches have been actively coaching for the past years either in schools or giving private lessons," said Nepomuceno, who holds three Guinness Book 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 three-day conference was an advanced level of training & certification designed for individuals wanting to increase their coaching skills and professionalism to the advanced level.

    The Silver Level Certification conference focused on advanced techniques and skills and covered
    • Finite adjustments to physical game
    • Building a bowling ball arsenal
    • Advanced lane adjustments
    • Matching ball surfaces to lane conditions
    • Advanced mental game concepts
    • Video analysis
    • Establishing and using a practice plan to develop and increase the options a bowler may use in competition

    The current group of Silver coaches took their Level I and Bronze accreditation with Nepomuceno in 2010. One year of active coaching at Bronze level is required before proceeding to the Silver Level.

    The coaches 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.