Coaching / Instruction

FAQs about Find a Coach,
Coaches Association
and Welcome to Bowling

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 -- The USBC Coaching Certification and Development department has received several questions pertaining to "Find a Coach", Coaches Association and the Welcome to Bowling program. A look at some of the questions:

Q: How much does it cost to join the Coaches Association?
Standard membership is free to all active USBC certified coaches at all levels. Premium membership is $60. Go to and click on the Coaches Assoc tab.

Q: I'm a USBC certified coach. Why is my name not listed under "Find a Coach"?
Coaches must activate their Coaches Association membership each year (beginning Aug. 1) in order to be included. Legally, we are not permitted to post personal information on the site without a coach's permission.

Q: I was listed under "Find a Coach" last year but I just noticed my information is no longer there. Why was my name removed?
Joining or activating each year gives coaches the opportunity to review and edit their listing. If you are an active Bronze, Silver or Gold coach, you will need to activate your Coaches Association member to be listed under "Find a Coach". Those who were certified prior to Jan. 1, 2006, and have not started, completed, or passed the recertification exams will not be able to add their information to the "Find a Coach" page.

Although Standard membership is available at no charge, coaches choosing the Premium option must renew annually in order to be covered under the $1 million liability insurance policy.

Q: I recently became a certified coach and want to get my Coaches Association membership. Where do I start? And what do I need to do if I previously had a membership?
We have created tutorials for each new and returning members. Please select the one that applies to you:
-- New Coaches Association member, click here.
-- Returning Coaches Association member, click here.

Q: I signed up as a participating coach for the new Welcome to Bowling program. Where is this information located and why is my name not listed under "Find a Coach"?
The Welcome to Bowling program is a separate listing for coaches who want to help new and returning bowlers by providing a 30-minute lesson for $20.

New USBC adult members will receive a postcard with details about the program, including a link to where the new bowlers can watch helpful video tips and see the list of participating coaches and pro shops.

If you are not currently a part of this new program, please email us at If you also wish to be listed under Find a Coach, please refer to the instructions above.

Q: I have a User ID and password for the site. Why doesn't it work when I try to log in and activate my Coaches Association membership? and are two separate sites requiring separate login information.

If you are looking for general coaching information, i.e., conference schedules, Continuing Education Units (CEU) opportunities, coaching tips, Coaches Association, etc., go to

If you are interested in taking a quiz for CEU credit, purchasing one of the Bronze modules or downloading the CEU Reporting Workbooks, go to

We hope this information is helpful. As always, if you have any questions, please email or and a member of the USBC Coaching Certification and Development staff will be happy to assist you.

List of New York State Certified Coaches

Mark Ames  Homer NY  13077

Gerry Angel Ithaca NY

Anna Bell  Hicksville NY

Rick Bowman  Peru NY  12972

Kathy Broady  Bronx  NY 10467-1163

Alfred Cao  Woodhaven  NY 11421

Louis Cappellini West Islip  NY 11795

Gary  L Cioch  Frankfort  NY 13340-3513

Bill  M Delawski  Bellerose  NY 11426

Ronald  P Diers  Kingston   NY 12401-6032

Brian J Dodds Ontario  NY 14519-9164

Kevin Farner Springville NY, 14141

Stephen Fawcett Schenectady, NY,

Tom Fluker  Batavia NY 14020 -- Silver Level certified coach --

Tommy Genova  Elmont NY  11003

Vito A Genova  Franklin Sq  NY 11010-1020

Cindy Hogan Rochester, NY

Richard  G Jacobson  Yonkers   NY 10705

Bobby Kimball  Long Island NY

George Klein  Lindenhurst  NY 11757-1239

Jayu  S Kulkarni Lake Ronkonkoma  NY 11779

Paul S Kupelian  Constantia  NY 13044

Chris Lamb, Rochester, NY,

Louis Loprinzo Putnam Valley NY 10579

Rich Manzer Jr. Albany, NY  12205-2219

Sal Mattera, Smithtown, L.I.,

Ken Misnik, Cheektowaga, NY

Kathy Morreale  Whitesboro NY 13492

Paul Olivadoti Cicero NY

Michael A Pettinella  Batavia NY 14020

Martin W Piraino East Syracuse, NY 13057

Anthony C Phillips  Elmont NY 11003

Robert J Phillips  Allegany  NY 14706-9416

Malcolm A Press Rock Hill   NY 12775

Edward Quinones Endicott NY 13760

Tim Regan  East Northport, N.Y. 11731

Frank Rutigliano Poughkeepsie NY

Christopher S Searchfield Webster  NY 14580

Kenneth S Sheen  Flushing  NY 11358

Marshall Smith Wappingers Falls NY 12590

Choon H Tan  Elmhurst NY 11373

Bryan Takacs, Endicott, N.Y.,

Paul Voelker, Sayre, Pa. 18840 -- Silver Level certified coach --

Sam Ventura,Syracuse, N.Y. -- Bronze Level certified coach --

Kathie Webster S. Hempstead NY 11550

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