Coach Slowinski Earns Gold Coaching Status from USBC
Written by Joe Slowinski   
Saturday, 03 December 2011

ImageJoe Slowinski of Lake Wales, Fla., have been awarded Gold level coaching status after successfully completing certification requirements through the United States Bowling Congress Coaching Certification and Development department.

Gold level is the highest certification a coach can achieve through USBC. USBC recently conducted coaching recertification and, with the addition of Slowinski, there now are 16 USBC Gold coaches worldwide.

"To reach this prestigious level as a coach takes a tremendous amount of dedication," said Neil Stremmel, USBC Managing Director National Governing Body. "We congratulate Joe for their hard work and commitment to the sport of bowling."

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Joe Slowinski of Lake Wales, Fla., have been awarded Gold level coaching status after successfully completing certification requirements through the United States Bowling Congress Coaching Certification and Development department.

Gold level is the highest certification a coach can achieve through USBC. USBC recently conducted coaching recertification and, with the addition of Slowinski, there now are 16 USBC Gold coaches worldwide.

"To reach this prestigious level as a coach takes a tremendous amount of dedication," said Neil Stremmel, USBC Managing Director National Governing Body. "We congratulate Joe for their hard work and commitment to the sport of bowling."

Slowinski, 44, is the administrative head coach for the Webber International University bowling program and the men's head coach. He is a Master Teaching Professional at the Kegel Training Center and is a contributing writer for Bowling This Month magazine.

"For me, it validates your hard work," Slowinski said. "I've really tried to help the sport by making people better and by contributing and sharing ideas. When I get excited about something, learn about it and share it so other people get excited - that's it. It's just validation of hard work."

His father was a youth director, and when Slowinski was 17 he decided to take a coaching course through the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA).

"It was exciting to learn about the sport and how to coach," Slowinski said. "That's where the seed was planted."

The process of becoming a USBC Gold coach is similar to obtaining a doctorate in a field of study. Candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge through practical application and discussion. The final review program requires a coach to conduct a class, participate in an oral exam and give lessons to bowlers of various skill levels. The final review board consists of active USBC Gold coaches and USBC staff.

Three candidates recently went through the final review at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington.

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