Participants to get chance to coach

PARTICIPANTS, of the Petaling District Tenpin Bowling Association (PDTBA) Level One coaching course will be given the opportunity to coach. 

About 20 participants attended the four-day coaching programme by National Sports Council (NSC) bowling director of coaching Joseph Slowinski. The course was conducted with the support of the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) and NSC. 

PDTBA president Loh Seng Kok said they would embark on a programme to enable the participants to gain practical knowledge. 

“As required by MTBC and NSC, the participants have to coach a group of youngsters for 10 hours. To make it easy for the participants, PDTBA will take the responsibility to organise the coaching stint. We will also get about 25 school children to be part of the programme. 

Coaches in the making: Slowinski (centre, seated) with some of thestudents who attended the practical sessions

“The coaches don’t have to pay any fee. They only have to be present at the venue and teach the students what they had learnt at the coaching course,'' Loh said. 

The course was a module to coach young bowlers in the Under-12 age group. Besides Slowinski, instructors from the National Sports Institute (NSI) also shared ideas and notes with the participants. 

“Several players who attended the clinic have progressed and represented their schools in age group competitions,'' Loh said. 

MTBC secretary Sidney Tung said the PDTBA was the first district in Malaysia to initiate development programmes. 

“They should be commended for the initiatives taken. The programmes showed their commitment towards promoting bowling at grassroots. We are prepared to assist them,'' he said. 

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