Ats Odaguchi


Inducted 1994

Ats began bowling in 1961 at Empress Lanes.

Ats is an active member on several associations and leagues:

– Director of Manitoba Junior Bowling Association
– 1st Vice-President of Manitoba Tenpin Federation
– Member of High Performance Development Committee
– Junior Representative on the Manitoba Bowling Council
– Co-Program Director of C.G.S. Junior Bowling Program (1986-97)
– Secretary of Northgate Junior League (1985-86)
– Initiated and was Tournament Director for the Senior Scratch Open competitions (1984-97).

During her years of involvement in tenpin bowling, Ats attended coaching clinics, seminars and courses to enhance her knowledge of the sport and upgrade her coaching credentials and expertise.

Ats has assisted in conducting Dick Ritger and NCCP Level II Coaching clinics. Since 1988 she has continued to conduct grassroots clinics for Manitoba Tenpin Federation, two 20 week High Performance Development Programs and implemented the Junior Provincial Team Training Program on an annual basis.

Ats has contributed significantly through her training programs to the development of our Manitoba Youth Bowlers and has established herself as one of Canada’s top junior coaches.

– Coached the Manitoba Junior Provincial Team at ten National Championships capturing over 130 medals (1984 – present)
– Coached the Canadian Junior Team at two events winning 20 medals (1993 – present)
– Coached National Junior Bowling Championship Team competing at Tampa, Florida – Alison Odaguchi won 1st place (1988)

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