Joe Stalnaker - November 2012
Bronze Certified Coach
How long have you been an active coach?
-I have been an active coach for 3+ years.
Where do you coach?
-I coach at the Greenbrier Bowling and Recreation Center in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
What have you gained from coaching?
-Each person that you work with during your sessions has different idiosyncrasies and that it is important to not to try and rebuild the bowler completely, but to work on their weaknesses. I realize that with each student that I am working on their particular game and style and not someone else's.
If you could give one tip to a new coach, what would it be?
-Don't try to make your student's game your game. Let the student develop into their own game, and patience is a must.
As a side note, On March 10, 2012, I bowled 100 consecutive games with USBC regulation equipment (15 lb. strike ball, 13 lb. spare ball). I started at the Greenbrier Bowling and Recreation Center at 6:00 AM and finished at 2:00 AM on March 11, 2012. The herculean effort was to raise funding for the PBA Senior Regional Tournament to be held in Lewisburg, WV, the week of September 28-30, 2012. With the help of the bowling community, we were able to raise over $3,000.00.