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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Devin C. Hughes -
A motivational presentation from award-winning speaker and author Devin C. Hughes, The Chief Inspiration Officer.
  

10:30 a.m. - noon
Association Performance Standards - An introduction to the Association Performance Standards that begin with the 2014-2015 season. We will introduce you to the each of the six standards and give you the information you need to help you receive a passing grade for each standard. Presenters: Mike Larsen and Mike Donahue.
       Who should attend: Everyone

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Coaching ... the Performance Standard - How to be Successful - Want help to implement the coaching standard? Learn the what, why and how to plan, coordinate and implement successful coaching clinics and conferences within your local association. Find out how your association can use its "approach" to teach more members the basics on the lanes. Presenters: Robin Marshall, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard.
Who should attend: Adult and youth board members; association managers


Leadership - What is leadership? It can be difficult to define, but we all want our organizations to have it. If you want to become a better leader for your association and bowling community, you can learn new techniques that will help you create a stronger board of directors. Presenter: Mike Larsen.
Who should attend: Adult and youth officers

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quipment Specifications and Certifications - An update on the testing and research of our top projects in Equipment Specifications. You will learn more about the projects and programs as well as be able to ask questions regarding the direction and future of the department. Presenters: Herman Glenn, Nicki Brose, Neil Stremmel.
Who should attend: Adult and youth board members; association managers

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Tournaments ... the Performance Standard - How to be Successful - Have you hit on an idea that has rejuvenated your tournaments? Join us as we share ideas on marketing and communications designed to improve tournaments participation. This will be an interactive session, so bring your best ideas and your biggest problems and let's see if, together, we can find ways to take your tournaments to new heights. Presenters: David Prange, Jim Zebehazy.
Who should attend: Adult and youth board members; association managers


New System of Youth Bowling - The USBC and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) are making an unprecedented investment in the growth of youth bowling by committing $5 million in support of a new youth membership and activation program. The new program significantly lowers cost for families and establishes a bowling industry field staff dedicated to youth initiatives. Presenter: Chad Murphy.
Who should attend: Board members of youth and merged associations

Legislation - Have questions regarding this year's legislation? Tamoria Adams, the chair of the USBC Legal and Legislative Committee, and Laurie Smetek, committee liaison, will discuss this year's legislation and its potential impact on USBC. Presenters: Laurie Smetek, Tamoria Adams.
Who should attend: All delegates

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Processing ... the Performance Standard - How to be Successful - Learn how to earn and maintain the best grade possible for the membership processing standard. Presenters: Mike Donahue, George Lambert.
       Who should attend: Adult association managers and board members

Processing the new Youth Membership - With Sports Logic - Be introduced to the new youth membership processing system and a live demonstration of the platform with technology partner, Sports Logic. Presenters: Chad Murphy, Tramon Thomas
Who should attend: Those who process youth membership; board members of youth and merged associations

Understanding your league bowlers - The bowling industry conducted a series of research focus groups looking at what draws people to become long-term USBC members. Learn what factors keep league bowlers satisfied and coming back. Presenter: Jason Overstreet.
Who should attend: Adult board members

THURSDAY, APRIL 24
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Rules and the Rules Quiz - Are your tournament rules beneficial? Learn which rules could help your tournament succeed and which ones could hinder participation. We also will talk about a topic chosen by the delegates, in addition to testing you with our Rules Quiz. Presenters: Mike Spridco, Ben Brose.
Who should attend: All delegates

Processing the new Youth Membership - With Sports Logic - Be introduced to the new youth membership processing system and a live demonstration of the platform with technology partner, Sports Logic. Presenters: Chad Murphy, Tramon Thomas
Who should attend: Those who process youth membership; board members of youth and merged associations

Planning for Action - Do you want to implement new programs that help your association move forward, but don't know how? Does your association just operate year to year and "get by"? We'll discuss how to get your association on the right track by planning ahead, setting goals and knowing what your future holds. Presenters: Robin Marshall, Jim Zebehazy.
       Who should attend: Adult and youth board members

 

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