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What is USA Bowling Coaching?

The grassroots of youth sports and the USA Bowling program is volunteers! The USA Bowling Coaching program executes approximately 50 seminars each year throughout the country with a goal of teaching those in attendance the basic skills needed to teach the fundamentals of bowling to youths!

Seminars are free to attend and each attendee is provided materials to take home with them developed by the USBC Coaching Certification and Development team. These materials include:

USA Bowling Coaching manual - Over 130 pages of curriculum which includes everything from the coaching philosophy to physical game techniques and basic skill drills.

USA Bowling Coaching 8-week lesson plan – An easy to follow 14-page quick reference guide coaches may take on-lane from week-to-week and watch their bowlers progress through this readily developed lesson plan.

Who should attend a USA Bowling Coaching seminar?

Any and everyone who wants to learn more about how to teach the fundamentals of bowling to youth is welcome to join us at one of the seminars. This includes:

  • Current youth coaches
  • Youth league volunteers
  • Parents
  • Center Employees
  • USBC State and Local Association representative
  • Pro shop staff
What will I learn at a USA Bowling Coaching seminar?


By attending a USA Bowling Coaching seminar, you'll gain the knowledge to teach the fundamentals of the game to anyone - the physical game, nutrition, physical fitness and life skills. Learn how to communicate with today's kids and parents while gaining confidence in the ability to teach bowling by joining us!

Benchmarks for the curriculum include:

  • Communication
  • The Coaching Philosophy
  • The Physical Game
  • Basic Skill Drills

Where do I go to attend a free USA Bowling Coaching seminar?

A list of seminars and how to register can be found here.

Our Coaches

The USBC Coaching Certification and Development team supports the USA Bowling Coaching program and developed the curriculum used by the coaches in the program. The USBC coaches include:

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
USBC Director of Coaching Certification and Development

Stephen Padilla
USBC Coaching Specialist

Teresa Ross
USBC Coaching Specialist

To contact USBC coaching, please email coaching@bowl.com

USA Bowling Coaching also has contracted some of the best coaching talent in the industry to teach these courses. USA Bowling National Instructors include: Missy Parkin, Hank Boomershine, Rick Steelsmith, Jim O’Reilly, Susie Minshew, Bob Maki, Bill Spigner, David O’ Sullivan and Parker Bohn III.

Contact USA Bowling Coaching

Toll-free - (800) 514-2695 ext. 8339
Direct - (817) 385-8339
E-mail - usacoaching@ibcyouth.com

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