United States Bowling Congress Gold coach, instructor and international ambassador Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno just concluded a Silver certification in Manila from October 17-19 at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl at Ermita, Manila. Nepomuceno, a Filipino bowling legend who has amassed 126 worldwide career titles. 


It was the third coaching conference conducted by Nepomuceno so far this year.  He also recently conducted a successful Bronze certification seminar in Colombia for the 25 countries that belong to the Pan American confederation (PABCON).
The newly-certified Silver coaches, who hail from the Philippines and Bahrain, are:  Mohamed Mustafa Janahi, Caloy De Leon, Josephine “ Jojo” Canare, Rey “Toti” B. Daval-Santos, Selwyn “Sel” Cabaluna, Edmundo “Boy” R. Florencio, Jackson Co, Orlean Batistil, Edward Coo, Alexander Duque, and Dr. Gonzalo Roman, Jr.
"There was a great exchange of opinions and observations as most, if not all, of the coaches have been actively coaching for the past few years either in the National team, bowling academies, schools or giving private lessons," said Nepomuceno, who holds three Guinness World records for his bowling prowess. "It is gratifying to be told that the participants were happy with how technical the Silver seminar is and how it will enhance their coaching and benefit their students."
The current group of Silver coaches either took the Bronze accreditation a few years back and some of them last year with Nepomuceno . One year of active coaching is a pre requisite after successfully passing the Bronze certification.
"I found the seminar very informative, structured and straight to the point, which is very different from the previous coaching seminars I have attended," said Mhamed Mustafa Janahi from Bahrain.  "I also found USBC's introduction of the different coaching tools used to enhance the bowler's game very impressive."
The coaches Nepomuceno trains and certifies through the USBC program will develop bowlers in the region, some of whom could become top-level competitors. This is in line with USBC's goal of securing a spot in the Olympics for the sport of bowling.