- USBC Silver Certified Coach
- Coaches everyone from beginners to highly skilled bowlers
- Young and old and everyone in between
- Individual, one-on-one, couples or team lessons
You will get more enjoyment out of the sport of bowling if you get a little better at it. I work with everyone from kids to seniors. Whether your goal is to break 100 for the first time or try to squeeze another pin or two out of your 200+ average, I get results.
Every lesson includes video analysis. I teach at Brunswick Zone Roswell, but if necessary, can come to you. I've been around the game since the 1960s, but fully embrace and teach the fundamentals and techniques today's the modern game.
In addition to coaching, I also produce a weekly made-for-YouTube program called PRODIGY BOWLERS TOUR, which is seen by tens of thousands of fans worldwide. Check it out!
I get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing the light go on above a student's head, and seeing them get better.
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First step is to identify the student's goals. Are you just looking to have more fun bowling? Or are you looking to become more competitive in tournament play? Then, I'll watch a few shots and identify what needs work first in order to enable you to start on the path toward achieving your goal.
Aside from being around the sport since I was a kid, I was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) for several years. In recent years, I've achieved certification as a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Silver Certified Coach. (There are only about 28 Gold level coaches in the world.)
Generally speaking, I charge $60 per hour. Discounts available when booking multiple lessons at once, or for couples/group lessons. By "Group" lessons, I'm referring to a "Team Tune-Up," where a team of league bowlers might come for a two-hour sesson.
I've been an "unofficial" coach since I was a PBA player back in the '70s and '80s. Then in recent years, I started coaching kids in the youth leagues at Brunswick Zone Roswell in 2012, and became the Youth Director, running the youth program there since the Fall of 2015. I first aquired my Level I USBC Coaching certification, then my Bronze level certification. And in January, 2017, I achieved Silver level certification.
Everyone from little kids (as young as 6 years old) all the way up to seniors in their 80s, and all ages in between.
A few years ago when I was bowling in a league, one of my teammates was a woman whose high game was 77. I said to her in September when the league first started, "What if I told you I could have you breaking 100 at least once a night in league by New Year's, and that you'd be averaging close to 100 or a little higher by the end of the season?" She was excited by the idea, but I'm not sure whether she believed it was possible. But with a little bit of instruction each week, sure enough, she was breaking 100 at least once nearly every week by New Year's, and was pretty consistently posting three-game series scores of over 300 by the time the season ended the following Spring.
I also work with 200+ average players, where squeezing another pin or two out of their game becomes more challenging because there's far less that needs to be improved. But every little tweak can pay off in the long run.
Events? I am the creator and Executive Producer of PRODIGY BOWLERS TOUR, a made-for-YouTube weekly "TV" show, which is a series of "Unofficial, Informal and Impromptu" after league challenge matches between youth bowlers in the metro Atlanta area. The show usually originates from my home center, Brunswick Zone Roswell, but occasionally moves around to other centers. I suppose my favorite event was our season-ending Tournament of Champions last June, held at AMF Woodstock Lanes, and seen here:
Get with a qualified, USBC-certified coach. Like with a lot of areas in life, there are plenty of "know-it-alls" who think they're qualified to give lessons. And indeed, they may seem like they know a lot more about the subject than you do. But with a USBC certified bowling coach, you know they've actually made a commitment to learn and study the game, and adhere to tried-and-true methods. They've put their money where their mouth is by paying to go through the learning and certification process. And they've demonstrated a commitment to not only teach, but to learn and stay current in the latest methods that have been proven effective.
1. What are your goals? You need to have a clear idea of just how far you want to go in this sport. Do you just want to get good enough to have fun and not get so frustrated? Are you wanting to increase your 160 or 170 average to 180 or 190? Or are you a more advance player wanting to "take it to the next level?" What are your goals? I'm a big believer in this: "You gotta see it to be it."
2. What is your budget? Honestly, if a coach is trying to convince you to take a lesson every week, he's trying to take advantage of you. Nobody needs a lesson every week. But if you're serious about improving, no one's going to get much better from just one lesson, especially since most students tend to revert to their old ways if not monitored consistently. How much are you willing to spend? I think a lesson about every two weeks is about the most anyone should need to get started.
3. How much time and effort are you willing to commit to improving? Just taking a lesson once a week or once every two weeks or once a month is not going to do much good if you don't put in the time to practice and gain the "muscle memory" that the lessons are designed to help you instill. Practice takes time. When budgeting for your bowling improvement, you not only have to budget your money, but you have to budget your time, too. For most people, what you get out of it will be proportionate to what you put into it. There are no shortcuts.