First USBC Bronze Coaching Certification seminar in South America to be held in Ecuador



    2008EBT05AndresGomez.jpg USBC Silver Coach, and Storm Staffer Andres Gomez, Colombia, has announced that he will lead the first USBC Bronze Coaching Certification seminar in South America in Quito, Ecuador from May 16-18, 2008 at Cosmic Bowling Center (Avenida 6 de Diciembre y Naciones Unidas, Quicentro Shopping).

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

    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.

    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 Gomez, the first USBC Bronze Coaching Certification seminar in South America is an intermediate level of training and certification designed for individuals wanting to increase their coaching skills, as well as learning how to read the lanes and adjust to transition.

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

    • Pedagogy of coaching
    • Fine tuning the physical game
    • Lane Play (Adjustments) Lane conditions
    • Mental game
    • Components of the bowling ball
    • Dynamics of ball motion
    • Videotaping
    • Video analysis

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

    Contact Andres Gomez for further details:

    Gomez' training 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 - bowling's world governing body).

    All this is in line with the continued efforts of USBC to secure a spot for the sport of bowling in the Olympics.