USBC Coaching creates regional facilities

ARLINGTON, Texas - In an effort to provide a more economical way for coaches and bowlers to have access to certification conferences, the United States Bowling Congress has announced it will create USBC Coaching Regional Development Facilities.

The facilities will offer regionalized coaching certification conferences, which will cut down on travel costs for coaches across the country. The Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla., and Turbo Tech in Chesterfield, Mich., are the first industry partners to sign on to create Regional Development Facilities in their respective areas.

"These facilities will not only certify new coaches, but also mentor coaches toward the next level of certification," USBC Director of Coaching Certification and Development Carolyn Dorin-Ballard said. "This venture allows coaches and their bowlers an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other elite coaches at the regional level."

The Regional Development Facilities will offer coaching clinics that will help reach more bowlers and grow the sport, Dorin-Ballard said.

"Our main focus is quality coaches over the quantity of coaches, and we felt the best way to accomplish this was to work with our industry partners to help develop coaches around the country at the regional level," Dorin-Ballard said. "This grassroots effort will offer coaches the opportunity to become certified without having to travel long distances and allow their bowlers to have access to other elite coaches."

Moving forward, USBC Coaching will look to add Regional Development Facilities in other parts of the country. For more information on USBC Coaching, visit