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09/20/13 – Bowling Changes Regarding Start Date and Singles Entry

September 20, 2013 Athletic Department Blog Updates


Changes to the 2013-2014 bowling season:

The start to the season, for the purposes of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons), is now October 1st, which is a change from the past two years October 15th date.  This was brought to the bowling advisory committee and discussed.  We found that this would be very helpful with scheduling in many participating communities.  This is not a mandate to start earlier if the school has no need to do so, but is an option.  

After discussion and Board of Control approval, we now have the option for schools to enter singles bowlers into postseason competition.  The Board feels that this will allow additional participation by students as schools work to build a team for future team participation.  

Just as in swimming and golf, schools are now allowed to enter a singles bowler into the regional singles competition.  At this time there are no minimum regular season participations requirements, but this may change in the future as the sport continues to grow. Team competitions and tournaments are encouraged to consider adding a singles portion to their formats so that those singles participants may participate throughout the year.   

If a school without a full team chooses to have singles participants, all coaching requirements under bylaw 25 must be met.

Lastly, a reminder that the state championship will be held at Collins Eastland this February.

Please take a look at the following links if you have any questions about bylaw 23 or 25.


For teams that are newly forming:
High School Grant Assistance Program:
The High School Grant Assistance Program, administered by USBC High School
through the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund, provides $2,500 to four high school programs each year.
The high school teams must show financial need due to budget cuts or other changes,
or may request funding to start a new program.

Click here for an application.

S.E.T.S. Equipment Grant:
The Bowling Foundation, the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA)
and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) are working together,
with help from industry suppliers and manufacturers, to assist high school
teams that cannot afford equipment.

The Students Equipped To Strike (S.E.T.S.) program is available to help teams and individuals.

The application forms: 
USBC High School Coaching Guide:
This guide was specifically written with the high school team in mind. From fundamentals
to team drills, there is something in this guide that every high school coach could
use to aid in their team’s development. 
Topics include:
* Framework to run a coaching seminar 
* Basic fundamentals of bowling
* How to manually score a game
* Difference in bowling ball and bowling lane technology
* Overview of lane conditions
* Team practice drills
* And so much more!
To download your FREE High School Coaching Guide PDF, simply click here

For questions about these grant programs or High School bowling contact Brian English at 817-385-8434 or 


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