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MuncieBowler

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How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« on: April 28, 2010, 12:00:22 PM »
I just cashed in my first PBA event and was wanting to know how to become a staffer these days?  Or where should I go to send in a resume?   Any help would be appreciated.
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LotsaBalls

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2010, 11:34:25 AM »
Unfortunately that is a huge part of it. In my area there area several men and women who are on an Ebonite International staff who are not the most deserving of people and in my opinion are not good representatives for the sport. But they are friends with sales rep so they get the contract.

MrPerfect

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2010, 12:01:45 PM »
I'm suprised the manufacturers haven't gone after coaches of larger youth leagues. You have a bunch of kids, who basically look up to you and want to be you when it comes to bowling, and they have parents with expendable income who will purchase whatever ball the kid wants which is usually whatever the coach they look up to is throwing.

I personally see it as a huge missed opportunity. Professional golf coaches do the same, why should bowling be different.

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2010, 12:09:30 PM »
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I'm suprised the manufacturers haven't gone after coaches of larger youth leagues. You have a bunch of kids, who basically look up to you and want to be you when it comes to bowling, and they have parents with expendable income who will purchase whatever ball the kid wants which is usually whatever the coach they look up to is throwing.

I personally see it as a huge missed opportunity. Professional golf coaches do the same, why should bowling be different.


because golf makes millions of dollars bowling......... not so much
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MrPerfect

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2010, 12:36:50 PM »
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I'm suprised the manufacturers haven't gone after coaches of larger youth leagues. You have a bunch of kids, who basically look up to you and want to be you when it comes to bowling, and they have parents with expendable income who will purchase whatever ball the kid wants which is usually whatever the coach they look up to is throwing.

I personally see it as a huge missed opportunity. Professional golf coaches do the same, why should bowling be different.


because golf makes millions of dollars bowling......... not so much
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Not really, I would venture more bowling balls are purchased in a year than sets of golf clubs. Also think of the longevity of the equipment. In golf the only thing equipment wise that regularly needs replacement is wedges and balls, and with the move back to V-grooves changing wedges won't be as important any more. So it really depends on the golf ball used to figure out the expense.

As far as it goes for bowling most kids want at least a 3-4 ball arsenal to be competitive. Even being nice at 150 a ball that's 600 a year in bowling equipment. Every year 1, 2, 3, or all 4 need to be replaced. Nevermind if your league is filled with super competitive youth bowlers who start going into the 8-12 ball arsenal with regular changes in equipment.

I'm the advanced coach on a youth league in a 28 lane house that has 2 session of teenagers with 4 on a team. The amount of equipment I could move for a manufacturer compared to a pro shop operator would put them to shame.

Like I said, it's a wasted opportunity. If I was picked up by Storm/Roto or Ebonite/Columbia/Track/Hammer I could basically have 224 kids wanting to purchase their equipment first before looking at other manufacturers.


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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2010, 12:46:29 PM »
They could call those staffers that are involved with youth leagues: Youth Development Advisors.

The only reason we aren't treated like golf is we refuse to treat ourselves, or expect others, to treat us the same way as the sport of golf does. The majority of those in golf come from similar backgrounds as those that bowl, but the difference is how our psyche as bowlers is compared to those that are the typical customer base of the golf industry. It's hard to convince someone to put money into something, when even the best in the world at bowling, almost feel shameful to say they bowl for a living when not in the presence of other bowlers.

I've been involved with the highest levels of competition in both golf and bowling, and bowling is much harder at the highest levels, but we'll save that for a different forum as I really don't wish to hi-jack this thread.

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2010, 10:17:26 PM »
Guys reread what Verbs wrote. There are many things that will go into if you can be a staffer or not. Owning a shop or working in a shop does not mean that you will be able to get on staff with a company. It MAY help but does not give the ticket to be on staff. Honor scores are a small part of it as well. However if I was a ball company I would look at the person as well. Would you rather have a guy someone who has a lot of 300s and 800s but is rude or would you rather have a someone who has fewer honor scores but people relate to? Bowling is no different then anything else when it comes to being a staffer. It's all about who can help move equipment, even if you don't work in a shop you can still get people looking at the equipment.
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