International Coaching Seminar continues in Milwaukee


    United States

    USBC Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI (Feb. 12-16, 2008)

    2008ISCDay2_11F.jpg On a bright and sunny Wednesday morning with mild temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12o Celsius), the 21 participants of the International Coach/Instructor Training seminar hosted by the United States Bowling Congress returned to the USBC Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis. on for the second classroom portion of the USBC Silver coaching certification conference led by USBC Junior Team USA and USBC Gold coach Rod Ross.

    2008USBCRodRoss_small.jpg Yesterday Ross (pictured right) and the coaches from 16 countries - Australia, Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden and United States - covered Chapter 2 "Coaching the Physical Game" including Section 1 "Assessing your Athlete" and Section 2 "Evaluation Workbook" (Stance, Start, Posture, Timing, Footwork, Arm Swing, Release, Finish Position and Bowlers Analysis).

    Today Ross will cover Chapters 3 and 4. Chapter 3 is about "Equipment Fit and Effects" and includes Fitting the Grip (Section 1), Fundamentals of Fit (Section 2) and Ball Layout Concepts (Section 3).

    Chapter 4 features "Ball Dynamics and Lane Play" and covers aspects such as Understanding Ball Motion (Section 1), Advanced Ball Dynamics; Ball Dynamics for Hook Potential; and Advanced Ball Measurements (Section 2), Ball Motion Phases (Section 3), Drilling Patterns and Layouts (Section 4), as well as Equipment and Today's Lane Conditions (Section 5).

     On Thursday, coaches will receive USBC Bronze Instructor training by USBC's Rich Williams, David Garber and Bill Monce. This certification will allow them to teach Bronze coaching conferences and certify new USBC coaches in their home countries and regions. They will cover learning styles, modern bowling equipment characteristics, physical game, lane play, videotaping students and giving a lesson. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Friday the coaches will be on the lanes in the USBC Specifications and Certification center getting hands on experience with exclusive new coaching technologies being developed by USBC.

     The training seminar concludes on Saturday with the coaches working with students on the lanes at a local bowling center.

    The conference at USBC Headquarters in suburban Milwaukee (pictured right) is part of USBC's effort to help create an international coach training program and improve the strength of federations within bowling's world governing bodies, the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) and the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA). USBC is the national governing body for bowling in the U.S. Click on the image to enlarge it.

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