USBC Coaching to begin offering classes on how to coach two-handed bowlers


    USBC Coaching

    USBCCoachingLogo.jpgAs two-handed bowling continues to grow in popularity and more bowlers attempt to learn the technique, there will be a greater demand for coaches who are able to help those players hone their skills.

    After extensive research of the unique style, the coaches at the United States Bowling Congress are ready to teach other coaches how to address and service the needs of two-handed bowlers. In the coming weeks, USBC Coaching will run three classes in different regions of the country to help accomplish this goal.

    The three-hour classes will cover a wide range of topics, including the similarities and differences between the two-handed and traditional bowling styles, proper coaching techniques related to the two-handed physical game, the importance of fitness and flexibility, bowling ball dynamics and possible two-handed drilling layouts and video analysis of two-handed bowlers.

    In the two-handed approach, the bowler swings the ball with both hands through the whole approach up until the release point. This style generates considerably more revolutions as the ball rolls down the lane, resulting in increased pin action.

    USBCDavidGarber.jpg"It is important for us to keep up with the trends and changes in the bowling climate and anticipate the needs of our members," said David Garber (pictured right), USBC High Performance Director of Team USA and Coaching.

    "With the number of two-handed bowlers on the rise, there needs to be a plan in place to help them improve and progress on the lanes. With these clinics, we can reach out and provide coaches with the understanding and tools they need to assist the two-handed bowlers."

    The classes will be held in conjunction with The Next Revolution events being conducted in Detroit (Oct. 31), Chicago (Nov. 1) and Dallas (Nov. 8).

    TheNextRevolutionJasonBelmonte.jpgThe Next Revolution, which revolves around two-handed sensation Jason Belmonte (left) of Australia, was created to give coaches and bowling fans a closer look at the two-handed style, while also giving participants a chance to revolutionize their own games with help from some of the sport’s biggest stars.

    Belmonte, the 2008-09 Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year, will roll into Detroit, Chicago, Houston (Nov. 7) and Dallas for the series of exhibitions and clinics and will be joined by Team USA members Kim Terrell-Kearney and Diandra Asbaty, Colombian standout Clara Juliana Guerrero and PBA star Chris Barnes, respectively.

    Although the events may vary slightly, each will include on-lane instruction, bowling ball demonstrations from ball manufacturers, a question and answer period and a chance to meet the stars and get their autographs. The highlight of each event will be a head-to-head match between Belmonte and his friends to determine once and for all if two hands are indeed better than one.

    You can download the registration form (pdf file) here.

    Schedule for USBC coaching classes on how to coach two-handed bowlers

    Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009
    Merri-Bowl Lanes
    30950 Five Mile Road
    Livonia , MI 48154
    (734) 427-2900
    Time - 9 a.m.
    Cost - $50 for current USBC Coaches Association members; $60 for non-members.

    Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009
    Brunswick Zone Hawthorn
    316 Center Drive
    Vernon Hills, IL
    (847) 367-1600
    Time - 9 a.m.
    Cost - $50 for current USBC Coaches Association members; $60 for non-members.

    Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009
    AMF Euless Lanes
    1901 Airport Freeway
    Euless , TX 76040
    (817) 540-0303
    Time - 9 a.m.
    Cost - $50 for current USBC Coaches Association members; $60 for non-members.