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

    2013BowlingITRCLogoBanner.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.

    2013WTBACongressKevinDornberger.jpgOne key topic for discussion will be the establishment of a Global Coaching System. A task force of coaches has been working with World Bowling to review international coaching programs and curriculum.

    "We have seen encouraging growth for our sport in many parts of the world and identifying credible coaching programs is an important part of continuing that growth," WTBA President and CEO Kevin Dornberger (pictured right) said.

    "There are several excellent coaching certification and rating programs in different regions of the world, but no common system to compare credentials. This conference will be a great opportunity for the best coaches in the world to exchange ideas and discuss the concept of worldwide coaching standards."

    World Bowling has three zones for bowling - American, Asian and European - and more than 110 member federations. The conference will have presentations from nationally-recognized coaches from each zone as well as ITRC coaches.

    2011USBCHeadCoachRodRoss.jpgThe Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) and the European Bowling Federation (ETBF), along with the United States Bowling Congress and Kegel, a leading company in the industry, are supporting the start of a World Bowling Coach Conference.

    "A key mission of the ITRC is to be a resource for all bowling coaches and federations so we are eager to be a partner in the World Bowling Coach Conference concept," said Rod Ross (left), director of the ITRC and head coach of Team USA.

    "The sport will benefit from a regular gathering of coaches to discuss best practices and consider international principals for certifying coaches."

    In addition to the top coaches who will present at the conference, any international or domestic coach is invited to attend the inaugural World Bowling Coach Conference.

    Registration for the conference as well as fee and schedule details will be available on the ITRC website by Dec. 1.