A newspaper article that appeared, June 7th 2006, in the Malaysian national newspaper, The Star.
The Star Online > Sports
Wednesday June 7, 2006
KUALA LUMPUR: American Joseph Slowinski arrived in Malaysia three weeks ago as the director of coaching and certification with an aim to improve Malaysian bowling's weakest area – the local coaching system.
And he got right down to business by collecting data from the recent Malaysian Games (Sukma) in Kedah.
“My goal is to revise the coaching curriculum and upgrade the coaching system here,” said the former American professional bowler. “Data collection is an important element. I was able to meet all the development coaches during Sukma and had talks with them.
“I have also obtained every scoresheet of every bowler in every frame.”
“This data will help me identify what are the strengths and weaknesses of the bowlers,” he said.
The 39-year-old Slowinski has been hired on a two-year contract by the National Sports Council (NSC) under their eight core sports programme. He will work closely with the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC).
He has 20 years of coaching experience, including having been the national coach of the Hungarian team.
MTBC general manager Sidney Tung, who is also the association's secretary, said that the American would be in Sabah this weekend to conduct second level coaching courses for coaches in East Malaysia.
“We are on the right track in all department except for coaching. That is why we are very happy with the presence of Joseph,” he said.
Currently, there are 72 development coaches and two roving coaches – Marcus Lee and Foong Tak Meng.
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