Nepomuceno certifies 13 coaches in Singapore



    Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno, a United States Bowling Congress coach, International Ambassador for bowling and six-time world champion, concluded another Level One and Bronze Level coaching conference at the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild bowling center in Singapore.

    The Level One seminar was held on August 14 and the Bronze Level seminar on August 15 and 16. Paeng will go on to conduct a Silver Seminar for the Bronze level coaches accredited last year starting on August 17.

    Certified were 10 Level One and 13 Bronze Level coaches. L-R Standing: Ken Tan, John Liaw, Steven Tan, Benedict Tan, Paeng, Nicholas Sit, and Marcus Lim. Seated in front: Doreen Pang, Adam Chew, Chew Ru Xun, 2-time SEA gold medalist Samuel Ho, Dalon Quah and Roger Ni. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    "I found the seminar very informative, structured, and straight to the point which is very different from the previous coaching seminars I have attended", said Samuel Ho, who is also a respected Council Member of the Singapore Bowling Congress. "I also found USBC's introduction of the different coaching tools used to enhance the bowler's game very impressive."

    There were actually 13 participants in the Level One Seminar. Three of them have been certified online as they have chosen to go through the course as a refresher for the Bronze Level seminar.

    As a USBC Coaching Instructor, Nepomuceno accredits Level One and Bronze Level coaching instructors and is the first resource person outside of the United States able to accredit coaches to the Silver Level. This is his second tri-level seminar in the year 2008 and his sixth Bronze Level conference.

    The USBC Coaching program, which professionally trains and certifies coaches to teach the sport of bowling, currently has tremendous respect as it is the only bowling coaching program for bowling recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

    Paeng is proud to be entrusted by the USBC with the task of helping to grow bowling in his part of the world and hopes to be able to see the sport he loves in the Olympics one day.

    Paeng's 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).

    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.