Association eNews: April 19, 2012

In this week’s eNews:

2012 USBC Convention update
Visit BVL at Convention
USBC Coaching and RVP
No eNews next week

2012 USBC Convention update

In response to feedback from USBC delegates, the slideshows for many of the seminars that will be presented next week are now available on Delegates are encouraged to print out the presentations and bring them to the seminars as they will not be provided at the seminars.

The PowerPoint presentations can be found at or by clicking here. Remember that the Convention page is continuously updated with information so make sure you check back frequently.

Any delegates that haven’t registered for Convention online must do so by Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. Eastern. Online registration will be shut down at that time and any further registration must be completed onsite.

In staying consistent with last year, only seminars that require a fee or that have limited seating will require a ticket. There will be limited tickets available for sale at registration, but to assure a spot in an event attendees should register before online registration is shut down.

Visit BVL at the USBC Convention

The Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) will have a display at the USBC Convention where free fundraising supplies and materials will be distributed.

The newest BVL polo shirts, lapel pins and tote bags will be available for a donation. Attendees also can bring home a copy of the all new Re-Creation CD produced by BVL, featuring Re-Creation’s best patriotic songs. Be sure to stop by the BVL exhibit.

USBC Coaching adds RVP to certification process
Beginning this fall, coaches seeking certification at any level through USBC will have to be approved through the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP). The USBC Coaching Certification and Development team also announced that current coaches will need to be approved through RVP as part of their continuing education process.

USBC implemented RVP, a background screening program, to help provide a safe environment for USBC Youth members. The program ensures the USBC is doing everything it can to protect youth bowlers. As the national governing body (NGB) for bowling, USBC follows guidelines of the United States Olympic Committee and the USOC launched its SafeSport program earlier this year.

Click here to read more about USBC Coaching and RVP.

No eNews next week
Due to many association officials attending Convention, there will be no eNews sent out next week. The following week will contain a detailed report of events.