USBC Gold coach Mitsingas holds 1st Ebonite Powerhouse Clinic in Berlin

    02/22/11

    Coaching

    201002EPHCCostasMitsingas2.jpg201102USBCGoldCoachCostasMitsingas.jpgUSBC Gold coach Costas Mitsingas (pictured left) of Nicosia, Cyprus, has organized the first Ebonite Powerhouse Clinic at Bowl Arena Spandau, a 20-laner in Berlin, Germany from Feb. 14-21, 2011.

    20 students including four youth bowlers from 14-17 years of age registered for the clinic. They got eight hours of instruction over two days including three hours individual coaching by Mitsingas. (right) Four lanes of the center were reserved for the clinic.

    The students were recorded shot by shot with four cameras and Ebonite's "Bowlers Map" was used as motion analysis program. Ebonite's "DigiTrax" (Digital Ball Motion Analysis Program) was used to monitor ball paths, compare different ball motions from ball to ball, monitor shot repeatability using a computer and DV camcorder.

    BowlArenaSpandauBodoKonieczny.jpg201002EPHCSvenRiegelCostasMitsingas.jpgMitsingas was assisted by German national team member Bodo Konieczny (left), a two-time bronze medalist at the 2010 Men's World Championships in Munich, Germany; Marco Baade, also member of the German national team and pro shop owner at Bowl Arena Spandau; and Sven Riegel (pictured right with Mitsingas), a multiple German champion and managing director of the bowling center together with Baade.

    Mitsingas became the first Gold coach from outside the United States to be certified by the United States Bowling Congress in the year 2007.

    To earn Gold certification, coaches must be certified through the USBC Coaching Silver level and have mastered coaching skills in the physical game, lane play, equipment, mental game, videotaping, video analysis and giving lessons.

    201102EbonitePowerhouseClinicBanner.jpg Gold is the highest level of certification attainable through USBC Coaching, which trains and certifies coaches to teach the sport of bowling. USBC Coaching is the only coaching program for bowling recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

    The next Ebonite Powerhouse Clinic at Bowl Arena Spandau is scheduled for May 30 through June 6, 2011.