Bronze program

A USBC Coaching Bronze class is intermediate-level training designed to increase coaching skills and professionalism. This training is recommended for beginner- and intermediate-level coaching with a range of bowlers, from first-time players through high school-level athletes.

Bronze training focuses on coaching fundamentals and covers:

  • Coaching philosophy
  • Learning styles
  • Lesson planning
  • Mental game
  • Understanding proper fit
  • Fine-tuning the physical game
  • Bowling ball components and dynamics
  • Lane conditions and adjustments
  • Two-handed bowling
  • Video recording and analysis
  • Coaching aids and marketing tips

Participants taking a USBC Coaching Bronze class must be:

  • At least 16 years old
  • A USBC member in good standing
  • A USBC Level I-trained coach
  • Approved through the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP) if you are a U.S. citizen 18 years of age or older (for more information on RVP, click here)
    *The Bronze-level training test will not be available until all prerequisites are complete.

All USBC Coaching Bronze classes, within the U.S., are:

  • $295 at regular price (if paid within one month of class start date)
  • $245 at early bird price (if paid at least one month before class start date)
  • Registration closes 48 hours before class begins
  • $25 processing fee for any cancellations
  • Prices include all materials

Class Information

  • Class start times are 9 a.m. each day, with check-in by 8:30 a.m. preferred
  • Coaches do not need bowling equipment but should bring Registered Volunteer Program (RVP) badge and bowling shoes for on-lane coaching sessions
  • Coaches must attend the entire class and pass the online exam to complete training
  • Classes may have participation minimums and maximums per instructor request
  • USBC Coaching reserves the right to cancel any class
  • Dates and times are subject to change

Upcoming Bronze Classes

  • March 9-10, Super Bowl Bellewood, Newport, Ky. (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • March 23-24, 20th Century Bowl, Bellingham, Wash. (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • April 18-19, Spare Time Entertainment, Owatonna, Minn. (minimum 6/maximum 30)
  • April 20-21, South Point, Las Vegas (USBC Convention) (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • April 27-28, Foothill Bowl, Auburn, Calif. (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • May 4-5, Pike Lanes, Southampton, Pa. (minimum 15/maximum 20)
  • June 8-9, 30 Bowl, Fremont, Neb. (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • June 15-16, ITRC, Arlington, Texas (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • June 29-30, Holiday Lanes, Lakewood, Colo. (Bowl Expo) (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • July 10-11, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. (Junior Gold) (minimum 10/maximum 30)
  • Aug. 3-4, Palace Lanes, Colombus, Ohio (minimum 15/maximum 30)
  • Sept. 7-8, Palace Lanes, Colombus, Ohio (minimum 15/maximum 30)
  • Sept. 21-22, Hall of Fame Silver Lanes, East Hartford, Conn. (minimum 24/maximum 36)

For class details, including address, instructor, class size and times, click the link below, and then login and click the green REGISTER button on the individual class registration card.

Click HERE to register for any upcoming USBC Coaching Bronze Class.