Gomez certifies another 43 Bronze Level coaches in Colombia



     The USBC coaching community keeps on growing. USBC Silver Coach, and Colombian standout Andres Gomez, has informed us that he has finished a USBC Level One and Bronze Level coaching certification seminar June 24-26 at Bolera el Salitre in Bogotá, Colombia.

    The former PBA exempt bowler was happy with the turnout. "43 people took the certification and 16 approved the fist test," said Gomez. "My dad (Jairo Gomez, the Colombian head coach from 1994-2004) and my sister Paola (a Colombian national team member) were there and both approved."

    The pictures shows Gomez (front row, center, with the blue shirt) in the middle of his students. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Andres was one of the 21 international coaches, who received their USBC Silver Coach certification during an exclusive seminar 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.

    Next week Andres be in Caracas, Venezuela, where more than 24 people have already signed up, The seminar (Powerpoint Presentation) will be held from Tuesday July 8 through Thursday July 10.

    Contact Andres Gomez for further details:
    Email: andresgomez@hotmail.com

    Andres' 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.