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Best coach for kids
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:51:05 AM »
Who would be the best coach in the country for kids?  A 10 year old to be exact.  A girl I work with her kid bowls and she was asking. 



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Re: Best coach for kids
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 03:26:41 PM »
Joe Slowinski?  Don't know if he is the best but has to be up there.
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Re: Best coach for kids
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 06:13:46 PM »
How does one determine the best kids coach in the country?


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Re: Best coach for kids
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 07:50:31 PM »
thats a big question. first its interesting you go straight to best in the country when someone asks for a coach recommendation. second, this is kind of like a ball recommendation question when someone asks whats the best ball for my league.

is the kid an advanced 10 year old? is this their first year bowling a league? have they ever been coached before? do they know anything about bowling fundamentals? what is their aptitude for bowling? are they a smart or "average" 10 year old (sorry parents there are smart and dumb kids out there).

i second coach slowinski. hes got to be top 5 at least. although i dont know how he does with rudimentary and young kids coaching. ive only seen him with high school age and older and more technically advanced players


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Re: Best coach for kids
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 01:22:32 PM »
check with your local center and see if they have USBC certified coaches who volunteer during the youth leagues. Best way to get started with the fundamentals.

A great example is the Palace In Columbus OH. Gold Coach Ron Hatfield has his whole coaching staff volunteer during the Saturday youth league. I know he has at least 9 silver and 2 bronze who work the league during the season. Bowlers who want to pursue further coaching has a staff to pick from.

who is the best coach for a 10 year old is the one they like and gets something out of each lesson.

I have coached with Ron for years one of the best.

just my .02