Welcome Bowlers!

The Skills Academy is designed to provide athletes the opportunity to obtain quality training from USBC certified coaches in order for them to develop the skills necessary to progress to the next level.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Check out our coaches!

All of our coaches are certified by the USBC. Read through their bios to see the locations they’re at and the skill levels they teach.

2.  Schedule training session(s)!

Each 90-minute session costs $25.00. There is a maximum of 4 bowlers per session. Use the scheduling calendar to see the session availability and make your selection(s). Payment must be submitted at the time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Appointments cannot be scheduled, rescheduled, or canceled within 24 hours of the appointment time.

Dave Harris

USBC Certification: Silver

Level(s): Red

Location(s): AMF Chesapeake Lanes

Bio

  • Involved in all aspects of the sport of American Ten-Pin Bowling for over 50 years.
  • Has been on both the operational and management side of bowling as a sport and recreation.
  • Has operated and managed bowling pro-shops for the AMF Tidewater chain of centers and served on the Board of Directors for the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association.
  • Has competed on the Professional Bowlers Association national senior tour.
  • Was honored as the sport’s 2004 Developmental Coach of the Year by the US Olympic Committee and the United States Bowling Congress
  • Was a 2012 inductee into the Tidewater Bowling Hall of Fame
  • Is well known in the Tidewater bowling community for his weekly on-lane clinics.
  • Currently teaches bowling for Tidewater Community College and is an Assistant Bowling Coach for Norfolk State University’s Lady Spartans.

George Holscher

USBC Certification: Silver

Level(s): Green, Yellow, & Red

Location(s): AMF Chesapeake Lanes

Bio

  • League bowler for 25 plus years
  • Coaching youth bowlers for 15 plus years
  • Level one coach since 2005
  • USBC Bronze Coach as of August 22, 2017
  • NCAA Certified Womens Collegiate Head Official 5 plus years
  • Inducted into the Tidewater USBC Hall of Fame 2014
  • Inducted into the AWBA Hall of Fame 2017
  • AWBA National Scratch Champion 2009
  • One of two wheelchair bowlers to bowl 300 game, November 2012

Lorenzo Jackson

USBC Certification: Level I

Level(s): Green & Yellow

Location(s): Spare Times Bowling Center – Hampton

Bio

  • Bowling since 10 years old
  • Bowling since 1997
  • Competed on the PBA Regional Tour for 3 years                                                       
  • Have composed of a average of 220+ for the last 15 years
  • Successfully bowled over (25) 300 games and over (10) 800 games                         
  • Have been coaching youth and adults for the past 4 years                                                       
  • Co Owned bowling pro shop at Sparetimes Bowling Center                                                      
  • Currently working in Orbdriller’s Drill Pro Shop and coaching at Sparetimes Bowling Center

Addison Jones (AJ)

USBC Certification: Silver

Level(s): Green & Yellow

Location(s): AMF Lynnhaven Lanes

Bio

  • Head Coach, Kids on Strike youth bowling league, at JEBLC.
  • Have coached youth bowlers for over 18 years, and for the KOS league since its inception at NOB.
  • Been involved with bowling for over 26 years
  • Been a league bowler for over 24 years.
  • Level 1 certified from 2005-2008.
  • Bronze level certified since 2008.
  • Registered Volunteer Program
  • Inducted into the Tidewater Virginia USBC HOF in 2014.
  • TNBA Coach of the year 2017 nationally.

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