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USBC Bronze Certification Course

USBC COACHING CERTIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The USBC Coaching Certification and Development Department’s main focus is to provide coaches of all levels with the materials necessary to give them the best opportunities for coaching.

USBC is the only coaching program for bowling recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and we are continuously working to build a stronger relationship with proprietors, pro shop operators and bowlers.

USBC COACHING CERTIFICATION – BRONZE
To take the USBC Coaching Bronze course, individuals first must successfully complete Level I certification.

A Bronze class is intermediate level training designed to increase coaching skills and professionalism. This certification is recommended for high school coaches.

The Bronze certification conference focuses on coaching fundamentals and covers:

  • Philosophy of coaching
  • Fine tuning the physical game
  • Lane conditions and adjustments
  • The mental game
  • Components of the bowling ball
  • Dynamics of ball motion
  • Video recording
  • Video analysis
  • Giving a lesson

Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age and a USBC Level I coach. United States citizens 18 or older will not receive access to tests until they have been approved through the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP). RVP is a background check to help ensure a safe environment for USBC youth members and everyone involved. For more information on RVP, go to www.bowl.com

Fees: $295 (includes all materials).  Register at www.bowl.com

Turbo Welcomes New Sponsors & Educational Opportunity at Collegiate Expo VIII

More for High School Bowlers and College Coaches
Chesterfield, Michigan – February 19, 2018 – Turbo Bowling Accessories is inviting the next generation of bowling stars to hone in on their skills during Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo VIII this July in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bowlers from all over the United States and several foreign countries will descend on North Texas from July 8-11 to receive instruction from professional athletes, world-class coaches, and industry experts. Session topics include equipment and arsenal choices, the physical game, spare shooting and the mental game.
Collegiate Expo gives high school students the opportunity to interact with college coaches, and learn more about the recruiting experience. The event attracts collegiate bowling coaches from all across the country, giving attendees the opportunity to meet coaches and discuss scholarship opportunities.
Seminars are also offered for parents and coaches. This year, long-time sponsor Dexter has stepped up as sponsor of The Coaches Round Table. Dexter Bowling president Tyler Jensen says Collegiate Expo is an incredible opportunity for all who attend. “Turbo does a tremendous job of conducting the Collegiate Expo,” he said. “The Round Table discussions will give us a chance to really get to know the coaches, and relate to the high school bowlers.”
Jensen says that Collegiate Expo is a chance to share the importance of footwear in the sport of bowling. “Our shoes are for everybody,” said Jensen. “The key for us is to make sure bowlers are in the proper shoe, with the proper fit, style and slide for top performance.”
Turbo has also announced that Ballard’s Bowing Academy and XBowling are the newest sponsors for the eighth edition of Collegiate Expo.
Owned and operated by long-time Turbo Staff member and Regional Sales Manager, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and PBA Hall of Famer Del Ballard Jr., the Academy’s presence will enhance an already strong list of participating coaches. “Collegiate Expo is such a perfect fit for us to participate,” said Dorin-Ballard, a USBC and PWBA Hall of Famer. “We see such a need for education, especially on the youth level. So we’re happy to be involved in such a great event.”
Sports Challenge Network’s XBowling allows bowlers to use league scores to compete in daily and weekly contests, all from their smartphones.
Logo Infusion will again act as presenting sponsor for the 6-Game Audition Tournament, which gives students an opportunity to perform in front of a captive audience of coaches for scholarship prizes.
“Events like the Collegiate Expo simply aren’t possible without industry support,” said Lori Mraz, president of Turbo Bowling Accessories. “We’re honored that the greatest brands in bowling have joined us, and are firmly committed to developing youth athletes in our sport.”
Sponsors for Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo include: Ballard’s Bowling Academy, The Bowl4Life Foundation, Bowlers Journal, The Bowlers to Veterans Link, Bowlingball.com, Brunswick, Classic Products, Columbia 300, Dexter, DV8, Ebonite, 900 Global, Hammer, Kegel, KidsBowlFree, KR Strikeforce, Logo Infusion, Motiv, On the Ball Bowling, Professional Bowlers Association, Roto Grip, Storm, Track, Turbo, Metro Detroit USBC, UCanBowl2 and XBowling.
Students attending Collegiate Expo VIII should be enrolled in High School grades 10-12 for 2017-2018 school year, or be a 2018 graduate. A minimum entering average for boys of 190 and girls of 175 is suggested for greatest recruiting consideration. Registration for the Collegiate Expo is limited to the first 210 students with paid registration. Registration deadline is April 30, 2018.

For more information and to register on-line, visit www.TurboGrips.com

About 2-N-1 Grips/Turbo Brand Bowling Accessories
Developed as the original 2-N-1™ Grip in 1989, Turbo™ Bowling Accessories has grown to become one of the best and most innovative companies in the bowling industry. Turbo is respected worldwide as a company committed to giving back to the community, and improving the sport on all levels with top quality grip and accessory products; and exceptional service to distributors, pro shops, and bowlers everywhere. 
 

www.turbogrips.com

Turbo Announces Additions to Franchise Player Staff

Turbo Bowling Accessories announced that E.J. Tackett, Tom Daugherty and Daria Pajak will be joining their Franchise Player Staff for 2018.

The trio will use and promote the company’s bowling products on the PBA and PWBA tours, as well as participate in coaching and teaching seminars throughout the world.

“Turbo takes great pride in our elite and select team of player representatives,” said Lori Mraz, president of Turbo Bowling Accessories. “Our team members are held in the highest regard and have been chosen to represent the traditions and values of our brand.”

Tackett, Huntington, Ind., owns nine titles on the PBA Tour, including a pair of Major titles. He followed up his 2016 campaign as Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year by winning the Firelake Tournament of Champions, along with three additional Tour titles.

“I’m truly excited to be on board with Turbo,” said Tackett, the 2012-13 PBA Rookie of the Year. “I’ve been using grips for years now, and Turbo Grips fit me better than anything else.”

Tackett says that signing with Turbo goes beyond just using their products in competition. He says that Turbo’s efforts to develop and grow youth bowling were a big plus for him.

“Not only do I get to use great products, but I get the opportunity to participate in clinics and seminars that Turbo operates,” Tackett said. “I want to do more with youth bowling and getting more kids involved in our sport. That’s how bowling is going to thrive and survive. Being associated with Turbo allows me to be a part of the change.”

Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., owns a pair of PBA titles to go along with 13 PBA Regional Tour wins. He says that Turbo’s team concept was a major factor in his signing.

“My success on the PBA Tour is directly related to the teams that I surround myself with,” said Daugherty. “The better my teams get, the better I bowl. The people at Turbo gave me the feeling that they wanted me to be part of the team as much as I wanted to be on the team.”

Off the lanes, Daugherty operates a pair of bowling pro shops. He says his association with Turbo is also a smart decision for his businesses.

“The quality of Turbo gear is second to none,” Daugherty said. “Signing with Turbo gives me the confidence in knowing that I have the best grips in my bowling balls. As a pro shop owner I can now offer the best products to my customers.”

Pajak, from Pila, Poland, found success in her first year on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour. Her season included a pair of TV appearances and her first win at the Greater Detroit Open. Pajak led the PWBA Tour with three perfect games in 2017, two of which came at the U.S. Women’s Open. She was the top seed for the stepladder finals before losing to fellow Turbo staffer Liz Johnson, 188-176 in the final match.

Tackett, Daugherty and Pajak join a Franchise Tour staff at Turbo that includes DJ Archer, Diandra Asbaty, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Josh Blanchard, Ryan Ciminelli, Andres Gomez, Leanne Hulsenberg, AJ Johnson, Liz Johnson, Marshall Kent, Danielle McEwan, Matt McNiel, Shannon Pluhowsky, Ronnie Russell, Stuart Williams and Diana Zavjolova. These members join Lifetime Team Turbo Staff Members  Jason Couch, Ted Hannahs, Mika Koivuniemi, Johnny Petraglia and Guppy Troup.

“Leaders and innovators, our team is passionate and persevering,” said Mraz. “We’re delighted to welcome the return of many loyal staff members and tour veterans as well as some exciting new additions to the team.”

Turbo employs over 400 staff members worldwide which include other National, Regional and International Staff members. Many Regional Staff Contracts are awarded to Turbo Xtreme Dealers which own, operate or are affiliated with a bowling retail store in the US or Canada.  Xtreme renewal and enrollment starts up in February 2018. For details on the program or for a complete listing of Turbo Player Staff Representatives visit www.turbogrips.com.

 

 

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