New York State USBC Bowling Association News
PBA's Couch, Others React to Brunswick's Purchase of Ebonite

DECEMBER 5, 2019 -- Brunswick’s purchase of Ebonite International last month was more than surprising to a Professional Bowlers Tour standout who has represented the Ebonite bowling ball brands for the past 26 years.
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DiChiara Tops Wiseman for First PBA50 Regional Title

Pete DiChiara of Ardsley, N.Y., defeated PBA and USBC Hall of Famer Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, 279-227, to win the PBA50 Bryan’s Bowling Center Open presented by the Hopkins Automotive Group and 900 Global at Bryan’s Bowling Center in Laurel, Del., Sunday.
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Rash Earns Top Seed for U.S. Open Stepladder TV Finals Tonight

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - After 56 games over five days, five competitors have advanced to the championship round of the 2019 U.S. Open.

The quintet conquered four challenging oil patterns at Victory Lanes and now will battle for the for the $30,000 top prize, coveted green jacket and final major championship on the 2019 Professional Bowlers Association Tour schedule live on CBS Sports Network on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Coaching / Instruction


USBC Sets New Requirements
for Coaching Certification

DECEMBER 2, 2019 -- USBC Coaching Certification and Development would like to make you aware of changes regarding the status of USBC coaching certifications. As many of you know, a Federal law was passed requiring National Governing Bodies to implement SafeSport Training, and SafeSport Training now is a mandatory part of the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP).

Volunteers always have been, and always will be, the backbone of the United States Bowling Congress. They are dedicated, hardworking, unselfish people who have the sport's best interests at heart. The specific roles or positions within USBC that require RVP compliance are:

USBC Headquarters employees
USBC National Board and Youth Committee members
USBC Team USA and Junior Team USA Members
State and Local Youth Committee members and directors
State and Local Association Board members
State and Local Association Managers
USBC Youth league officers
USBC Youth tournament managers
USBC Certified Coaches
Requirements to be an “active” USBC certified coach

It is mandatory for anyone 18 years of age or older who has regular contact or authority over USBC Youth members, and those individuals within USBC governance structure, to be a Registered Volunteer.

RVP is a requirement for certified coaches, and they must comply with the following:

-- Be a USBC member in good standing - membership is required for all Registered Volunteers as we only have jurisdiction amongst our members. In order to enforce the policies within the RVP Handbook and the U.S. Center for SafeSport, all our Registered Volunteers must be members. We cannot tell anyone who is not a USBC member what they can and cannot do, nor would we be able to enforce any sort of disciplinary action for individuals who are not USBC members, should a policy be broken.
-- Complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport training
-- Pass a background screen through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI)
-- Report any child abuse, including sexual abuse, to the U.S. Center for SafeSport and USBC. (USBC RVP Handbook page 11)
-- Adhere to the USBC Registered Volunteer Prevention Policies (USBC RVP Handbook page 6)
-- Adhere to the USBC Registered Volunteer Code of Conduct (USBC RVP Handbook page 12)

In January of 2020, certified coaches who are not in compliance with any of the above requirements will become inactive and be removed from Find-A-Coach on BOWL.com.

New certification test requirements

After attending a conference, tests must be completed one year from the test enrollment date. If you do not complete the test in that time frame, you may contact coaching@bowl.com to request re-enrollment; this may be done in one-year increments as long as you are eligible (includes current USBC membership and RVP compliant). If at any time significant updates have been instituted to the program (as determined by USBC Coaching), you will be required to re-attend a conference (at a reduced rate) and must pass the test.

USBC Coaching thanks you for all you do. We appreciate all the hard work you put into coaching bowlers and helping them to improve.

Sincerely,

USBC Coaching Certification and Development


IBC Launches New Learn-To-Bowl Youth Program

JANUARY 27, 2017 – The International Bowling Campus has launched the USA Bowling Learn the Sport program designed to help develop the next generation of bowlers.

USA Bowling Learn the Sport is a new four-week program that will provide bowling centers, pro shops, and United States Bowling Congress associations the tools to provide basic instruction to new youth bowlers. By teaching the sport, these newcomers not only will learn basic skills while having fun but quickly will see more success on the lanes and will want to continue to bowl.

For more about this new program, go to the Coaching page of this website.

The learn-to-bowl program is a partnership between the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), USBC, International Bowling Campus Youth Development (IBC Youth), Strike Ten Entertainment and the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructions Association (IBPSIA).

The program was introduced to bowling centers at the BPAA Summit in Charleston, South Carolina.

"This program is unique in that it provides video lessons which allows proprietors to execute the program, even if the center isn't fortunate enough to have a certified coach," said Bart Burger, BPAA Managing Director of Membership and Education Services. "We have developed a comprehensive kit so bowling centers can easily start forming classes for new bowlers through in-center marketing and online with our digital resources."

Bowling is the largest participatory sport for youth in the United Sates with more than 17 million youth taking to the lanes each year, according to Simmons Research.

The USA Bowling Learn the Sport program is designed to have four one-hour sessions each week. Each session will start with a short classroom meeting before the youth bowlers take to the lanes to put what they have learned into practice. Sessions cover lane safety, equipment, how to swing the ball, footwork, shooting spares and so much more.

"Many youth bowlers first experience bowling through birthday parties and in-school bowling through P.E. classes, then become excited about the sport and want to learn more," said IBC Youth Managing Director Gary Brown. "This program will get them started and hopefully ignite a passion to continue to pursue the sport."

A special USA Bowling Learn the Sport kit has been developed for centers to promote the program and contains everything a center needs to teach the classes, including a coach's guide, proprietor's guide, DVD with weekly lessons and much more.

To learn more, please visit BPAA.com/USABowling.


List of New York State Certified Coaches

Brenda J. Allen  East Freetown, NY  sevenvalleyusbc@verizon.net

Roger R. Allen  East Freetown, NY -- Bronze Level certified coach -- rrallen57@verizon.net

Gerry Angel Ithaca NY 
gangel14850@verizon.net

Karen Beam, Bronze Level certified coach (Silver pending)
Past-Director Mid-Hudson USBC
MHUSBC Hall of Fame, Ability   hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Steven A. Beam, Silver Level certified coach
Past-Director Mid-Hudson USBC   hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Anna Bell  Hicksville NY annabell1@optonline.net

Rick Bowman  Peru NY  12972  rbbowler@gmail.com

Kathy Broady  Bronx  NY 10467-1163  queenpin53@yahoo.com

Warren Bush, North Tonawanda NY 14120   bushwm@icloud.com

Alfred Cao  Woodhaven  NY 11421    azeecoe@hotmail.com

Louis Cappellini West Islip  NY 11795  coachcap@coachcappforbowling.com

Gary  L Cioch  Frankfort  NY 13340-3513   gary.cioch@remington.com

Bill  M Delawski  Bellerose  NY 11426  wmdela@att.net

Ronald  P Diers  Kingston   NY 12401-6032

Kevin Farner Springville NY, 14141 sprlanes@netzero.com

Stephen Fawcett Schenectady, NY sfawcett@nycap.rr.com,

Tom Fluker  Batavia NY 14020 -- Silver Level certified coach -- tfstrikeforce@msn.com

Steven M. Friedman   South Merrick NY  11556  steve@tsga.com

Pete Garrison -- Silver Level certified coach
Past-President Mid-Hudson USBC, 25+ years
MHUSBC Hall of Fame, Ability  hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

David A. Gayton Sr.   Jamestown NY 14701   -- Silver Level certified coach -- bowlcoach@stny.rr.com

Tommy Genova  Elmont NY  11003  tgenova418@gmail.com

Vito A Genova  Franklin Sq  NY 11010-1020  ezoilwiper@gmail.com

Cindy Hogan Rochester, NY cynthiahogan21@yahoo.com

Richard  G Jacobson  Yonkers   NY 10705  bowlproshop@aol.com

Jack Jurek  Buffalo NY -- Silver Level certified coach --  pbausana@aol.com

Bobby Kimball  Long Island NY bobbyawol1@aol.com

George Klein  Lindenhurst  NY 11757-1239  traveler_90712@yahoo.com

Jayu  S Kulkarni Lake Ronkonkoma  NY 11779  cpauud1@yahoo.com

Paul S Kupelian  Constantia  NY 13044  pkupeli1@twcny.rr.com

Chris Lamb, Rochester, NY, chrisbaaaa@aim.com

Gary Landsdowne  Homer NY  gblandsdowne@yahoo.com

Louis Loprinzo Putnam Valley NY 10579 L-Lorpinzo@optonline.net

Rich Manzer Jr. Albany, NY  12205-2219 rmanzer857@hotmail.com

Stephen W. Marsh, Silver Level certified coach
Past-President Mid-Hudson USBC, 25+ years
MHUSBC Hall of Fame, Ability and Service    hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Sal Mattera, Smithtown, L.I., gmattera36@yahoo.com

Ken Misnik, Cheektowaga, NY  kennik00@roadrunner.com

Kathy Morreale  Whitesboro NY 13492 mjm61@roadrunner.com

Arthur O'Connor  West Hempstead, NY 11552  artdoc60@yahoo.com

Paul Olivadoti Cicero NY polivado@twcny.rr.com

Michael A Pettinella  Batavia NY 14020 mikepett2002@yahoo.com

Martin W Piraino East Syracuse, NY 13057 mpiraino18cobb@yahoo.com

Anthony C Phillips  Elmont NY 11003  rooc911@yahoo.com

Robert J Phillips  Allegany  NY 14706-9416 phillips3607@yahoo.com

Malcolm A Press Rock Hill   NY 12775  kooljazz2004@excite.com

Edward Quinones Endicott NY 13760 masteredq@aol.com

Tim Regan  East Northport, N.Y. 11731  Tregan6354@aol.com

Frank Rutigliano Poughkeepsie NY  frankyfrank85@yahoo.com

Christopher S Searchfield Webster  NY 14580 csearch1@rochester.rr.com

Kenneth S Sheen  Flushing  NY 11358   kssheen@aol.com

Marshall Smith Wappingers Falls NY 12590 mesmith60@msn.com

Choon H Tan  Elmhurst NY 11373  patctan@hotmail.com

Bryan Takacs, Endicott, N.Y., btakacs@me.stier.org

Paul Voelker, Sayre, Pa. 18840 -- Silver Level certified coach -- 101bowlingnow@gmail.com

Sam Ventura,Syracuse, N.Y. -- Bronze Level certified coach -- talkingsammyv@gmail.com

Raymond Watkins, Jackson Heights, NY -- Silver Level certified coach -- Ray@BowlingCoachNY.com

Kathie Webster S. Hempstead NY 11550 kylencody@peoplepc.com

Bruce Wood  Cortland, NY bwood9@twcny.rr.com

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