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



    USBCSilverCoachSteveInnins.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.

    "The conference facilities hold 18 students," Innins said. "Although I have had many more enquiries. The places were provisionally booked within two weeks of the venue being announced. The students range from experienced bowlers to experienced coaches, all eager to extend their knowledge."

    Innins was one of the 21 international coaches, who received their USBC Silver Coach certification during an exclusive International Coach/Instructor Training seminar hosted by the United States Bowling Congress in February 2008.

    2008ISCInninsAvila.jpg The class went through an extensive coaching program featuring USBC Silver Coaching Certification by USBC gold coach, master instructor and Junior Team USA head coach Rod Ross, USBC Bronze Instructor training by USBC's Rich Williams, David Garber and Bill Monce and the introduction of exclusive new coaching technologies developed by USBC by USBC Technical Director Neil Stremmel and USBC Research Engineer Paul Ridenour.

    Pictured: Innins, left, and Ernesto Avila, Mexico, right, working with a student during a coaching clinic in Milwaukee, Wis.

    This USBC Silver Coaching Certification allows them to teach Bronze coaching conferences and certify new USBC coaches in their home countries and regions.

    According to Innins, the course s an intermediate level of training and certification designed for individuals wanting to increase their coaching skills and professionalism.

    The Bronze Level Certification seminar focuses on coaching fundamentals and will cover:

    • Pedagogy of coaching
    • Fine tuning the physical game
    • Lane conditions and adjustments
    • The mental game
    • Components of the bowling ball
    • Dynamics of ball motion
    • Videotaping
    • Video analysis
    • Giving a lesson

    *** Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level One. ***
    Level 1 course can be completed either on line or immediately prior to the Bronze certification.

    Contact Steve Ininns for further details:
    Phone +44-(0)7960-333969

    Innins' seminar is part of the USBC effort to create an international coach training program and bolster the strength of federations within bowling's world governing body, the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ).

    As part of that international strategy, USBC also plans to develop more online coach training with the overall goal to expand USBC's reach globally through information and education. All this is in line with the continued efforts of USBC to secure a spot for the sport of bowling in the Olympics.