NEWS, NOTES AND HAPPENINGS FROM THE WORLD OF BOWLING
European Champs Look To ITRC For Improvement
Christer Backe. “The reason we came here is I believe [the ITRC] has the best facilities in the world. I’m really looking forward to seeing how things work and how they measure everything, and
“This trip is not just about this week, but actually about the next six months to a year for the players.”
GREAT DANES: Already the best squad in Europe, Team Denmark looked to improve its understanding of the game with a visit to the ITRC in February.
he International Training and Research Center is quickly gaining a reputation around the globe as the premier training facility in the sport.
Already having hosted national squads from Central and South America and Asia, the ITRC recently welcomed the men and women members of Team Denmark, both reigning European team champions.
Taking advantage of the ITRC’s cutting-edge training and coach- ing technology, like high-speed video cameras, motion-capture de- vices and foot-pressure sensors, the Danish coaches expressed hope that the visit would translate into a better understanding of the game’s subtle nuances. “We’re trying to be better, of course,” said Danish coach
that we’ll have something to take away.”
In fact, said Team USA head coach Rod Ross, visitors take away a great deal more than a four-day training session. “We’re able to give them plans for their players when they go back to help develop them and continue their growth,” said Ross. “This trip is not just about this week, but actually about the next six months to a year for the players.”
9 USBOWLER MARCH 2012
VIP Package A Hit At Open
Championships From express service to private coaching, from complimentary lock- ers to a guided tour of the facilities, the USBC Open Championships VIP package is giving bowlers that rock star feeling in Baton Rouge. “We’ve combined all the best things from the tournament and added some special gifts,” said Kevin Terry, Director of Marketing and Membership.
The VIP package allows bowl- ers to skip some of the long lines at check-in and weigh-in, and offers practical assistance in the form of a practice session on tournament conditions with international coach Bill Hall.
The VIP package can be pur- chased exclusively on BOWL.com
for $199.95, but must be purchased at least 30 days prior to the bowler’s dates of competition. For further information, call (800) 514-2695, ext 3151.
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