PH boys bowling crew thriving below steering of American coach Joe Slowinski

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Nationwide coaches Joe Slowinski (excessive left) and Jojo Canare (excessive proper) with Asian youth crew champions Marc Dylan Custodio, Stephen Luke Diwa, Artwork Barrientos and Zach Ramin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine boys’ bowling crew logged feats in a span of 30 days that took a number of a long time to duplicate.

Artegal Barrientos seized the masters title from a well-liked foe within the twenty first Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships early this month and helped accumulate the boys’ crew of 4 plum in a miraculous comeback on the identical Bangkok, Thailand meet in a collective effort with Zach Ramin, Stephen Luke Diwa and Marc Dylan Custodio.

Solely three weeks earlier, the 17-year-old Ramin grew to become the primary Filipino male bowler to win the world-acclaimed Singapore Open.

Behind the string of success is a grasp planner who helped configure all of it collectively.



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“We’ve got plans for these guys as we wish to maintain this youth group transferring ahead. We actually really feel strongly and optimistic about their future,” mentioned nationwide coach Joe Slowinski, a top-flight American mentor credited for the most important breakthrough within the nation’s bowling program.

The crew victory on the Asian youth was a reproduction of the 1981 title gained by Oly Reformado, George Fernandez and Steward Uy whereas the gold of Barrientos was a repeat act when Engelberto “Biboy” Rivera gained it in 1996.

“It is a actual huge success of current instances. To win the boys’ total title in opposition to Korea, Singapore and Malaysia is a serious accomplishment. That’s the primary time ever after 42 years because the crew gained and 27 years because the masters’ gold,” mentioned Slowinski.

However the USBC-certified gold coach, the best honor and reward for the effort and time a coach can put into their craft, a substantial amount of labor continues to be essential to revive the golden days of Philippine bowling in 70s and 80s when legends Olivia “Bong’’ Coo and Paeng Nepomuceno dominated the roost.

With the total backing of the Philippine Sports activities Fee the place Coo is now a commissioner and the Philippine Bowling Federation, Slowinski identified that plenty of work with regard to youth improvement is required since Singapore and Malaysia have a deep pool of younger bowlers.

“We wish to do some specialised coaching for them to spice up their motivation, enhance their ability degree and proceed the journey that they began, so subsequent time this group may be prepared for the world youth championships,” mentioned Slowinski.

Apart from the technical facet of successful, the previous bowling director at Lincoln Memorial College and president of the US NCAA ladies’s bowling coaches affiliation and the Nationwide Tenpin Coaches Affiliation believes teamwork and emotional management are additionally pivotal.

“The purpose is to be assured and competent in any a part of the lane, together with angular, velocity and launch adjustments and that actually helped as a result of we did plenty of adjustments,” mentioned Slowinski, who remodeled LMU ladies’s bowling right into a nationwide powerhouse within the US NCAA.

“The important thing although was the assembly on develop into good teammates they usually purchased within the course of 100%. They had been actually in a zone and actually targeted. These males belief one another and are dedicated to at least one one other,” added Slowinski.

Carrying the Philippine jersey was likewise an element.

“Once you put on the jersey of your nation, that’s an honor and a privilege. We all know that we had been combating for the entire nation and the nation was behind us,” mentioned Slowinski.

Solely Ramin was tapped to play with the nationwide males’s crew that features double Southeast Asian Video games gold medalist Merwin Tan, Patrick Nuqui, JP Macatula and Ivan Malig on the Thailand Worldwide Open in Bangkok starting on Tuesday.

The identical males’s elite core can even compete within the IBF 2023 World Championships in Kuwait on October 3-18. Slowinski, nevertheless, stays all praises together with his youth squad.

“They’re an amazing crew (youth). We’ll proceed the work that we now have finished within the (youth) preparations for the world championships,” mentioned Slowinski.

“We’ll proceed the relationships that we had with fixed communication, sharing the coaching plan and getting suggestions to at least one one other and put together as a single unit,” he added.


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