Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner

5.0 (4)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
42 years in business

About this pro

I am one of only 30 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Gold certified coaches in the world.  I have over 40 years experience coaching bowlers at all levels and ages.  I can help you reach your goals and I have numerous successful students that can vouch for my ability to help bowlers improve.

I am passionate about help people improve their bowling skills and gain new enjoyment of the sport!  I am just as excited about helping a new bowler learn the basics as I am to expand the abilities of a touring professional.

Teaching this sport is not just a way to earn money - this is the heart and soul of what makes me go.  Lessons with me are fun and comfortable - you will not feel intimidated and you will enjoy your experience!

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Lafayette, CO 80026
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • William Bell

    Very knowledgeable and excellent communicator. Greatly improved my game.

  • Jack Thesier

    Mike is an excellent coach and an overall great guy. He has worked with my daughter several times now over the past few years with excellent results. She is a 2 year member of the Storm All American team with nearly 20 youth tour titles since she started working with Mike. Mike always gives her a list of things to work on during her practice session so she can stay on track. He is also very good with the mental aspects of the game. Mike is one of the few Gold level coaches around and this is a title he truly deserves.

  • Bobbi Lawson

    I had a lesson with Mike shortly after surgery and he was so patience and cared about my restrictions and worked around them to set a game plan for me. He also explained the plan in terms that I could understand and that is vey much appreciated. Mike is very knowledgeable with many things...Thank You Mike !!!

  • Amber Gehrke

    Working with Mike Dias has been a wonderful experience and I would recommend him to any bowler at any skill level looking to step up their game. The lesson plans and videos taken during a session are delivered to the students immediately after, and Mike only focuses on one or two main components at a time (instead of providing a significant amount of feedback all at once). He has tremendously helped my mental game which has always been a struggle for me, and that has been invaluable compared with other coaches I have worked with in the past.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

 All my lessons are one hour.  In a private lesson, I give the student time to warm up their body with dynamic stretching and rolling some shots to get loose.  I video the student using either Hudl or the Strikeseeker system, we discuss goals for the lesson, review video and begin to work on changes.  Physical changes are usually made during the first half of the lesson and mental game and lane play aspects of bowling are addressed during the second half of the lesson.  A practice plan is prepared and emailed to the student at the conclusion of the lesson.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am one of only 30 USBC Gold certified coaches in the world.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard pricing for lessons in the Denver area is $80 per hour for adults, $50 per hour for juniors and $120 per hour for a group lesson of 2-4 students.  A five-lesson package price is also available.


How did you get started teaching?

I started coaching junior bowlers when I was 19 and I've been coaching bowlers ever since!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities.  I have beginning students and I also have professional bowlers.  Most advanced bowlers looking to move to the next level in the Denver area have been students of mine at one time or another.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always look for a coach you can connect with.  You goals for lesson outcomes should always be honored by your coach.  I also recommend that students seek certified coaches.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my goals for lessons?

How much time do I have to practice between lessons?

What type of coach am I looking for?

Will I be comfortable with this coach?


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