Avila holds USBC Level One and Bronze Level seminars in Mexico



     Mexican Ernesto Avila Castañeda, a USBC Silver level certified coach, has held three Level One and two Bronze Level seminars in Mexico in a span of five months.

    "I have held the clinics in the South East part of Mexico and it was quite an effort because of the reduced number of bowling centers in this part of the country. We have just four bowling centers in four States," Avila explained.

    The picture shows Ernesto, left, with the attendees of the Cancun clinic in October. Click on the image to enlarge it.

      In the June Ernesto held the first Level One clinic with 9 coaches in Mérida (pictured left) followed by a Bronze Clinic with 5 coaches.

    "In September I ran a Level One in Cd. Del Carmen with another 9 coaches (pictured right)," he added.

    The third Level One clinic took place in October Cancun and was attended by 8 coaches (above) and was followed last weekend, Oct. 24th through 26th, by another Bronze Level seminar with 4 coaches (below).

     "I am planning to run another bronze clinic before the end of this year," said Avila, who will be heading further to the South in 2009. "I will probably start running some seminars in Central America next year."

    Ernesto 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.

    Ernesto'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 - 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.

    Contact Ernesto Avila Castañeda for further details:
    Email: ernesto@planetbowl.com.mx