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2012 Greater Hawaii USBC Youth Championship

The Youth championship was February 18th and 19th.  Click the read more below for the unofficial scores.

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TNBA Youth Train at the ITRC

Eight youth bowlers and seven coaches from The National Bowling Association were at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, on Friday to receive coaching and also had the opportunity to meet several members of Team USA.

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New youth USBC Youth Jersey

Youth bowlers soon will sport a cool new look on the lanes with the latest eye-catching United States Bowling Congress Youth jersey.
Jerseys are a member benefit in certified USBC Youth Standard leagues. International Bowling Campus Director of Youth Development Chad Murphy said the new design will appeal to teenagers and be exciting for younger bowlers as well.
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New youth processing system is now available

The United States Bowling Congress launched its new Internet-based system for processing youth league bowlers.The new system will process membership, awards and averages for youth bowlers starting with the 2009-10 season. WinLABS will no longer be available to process youth leagues.Because the new method is an Internet-based system, associations and bowling centers will be able to process their youth membership from any computer with Internet access. The system also will allow for a more efficient means of system upgrades throughout the year without the need for software downloads. USBC staff is continuing to evaluate the processing system and more features will be available in the near future.Before using the new system, please take time to read the Quick Reference Guide to familiarize yourself with the process. While the guide is not a user reference manual, it should provide answers to several scenarios you might encounter.

If you have questions or feedback with the online system, contact USBC at 1-800-514-BOWL ext. 8973.

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YES Fund welcomes five new partners


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The Youth Education Services (YES) Fund expanded its partner base as five recognized bowling industry organizations stepped forward to join the program dedicated to youth bowling.

Kegel, Luby Publishing, International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA), Billiard and Bowling Institute of America (BBIA) and Bowlers Journal International are now official YES Fund partners after making significant contributions.

“I am extremely grateful to see these leaders in the bowling industry step forward in support of our future,” Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) Director of Youth, Chad Murphy said. “The YES Fund continues to be a way to unite all of bowling for the common goal of promoting youth involvement in the sport.”

When the YES Fund was created last year, an initial project was the development of a new mainstream sports model for bowlers 12 years old and younger. Preliminary pilot programs have received positive feedback and additional markets soon will have the opportunity to take part in the program.   

The YES Fund also has focused on providing assistance to high school bowling. In November, The YES Fund - High School Grant Program launched and will provide $2,500 to four high school programs annually.

“All of the YES Fund projects are designed to keep young people engaged in bowling,” Murphy said. “The outstanding commitment from our partners makes this possible and we hope more companies and individuals will join the YES Fund on this journey.”

The YES Fund is a joint initiative of BPAA and the United States Bowling Congress. The Yes Fund also is supported by its founding partners Brunswick, Columbia 300, Ebonite, 900 Global, Hammer, QubicaAMF, Roto Grip, Storm and Track.

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 About USBC Youth Bowling

When it comes to youth sports, you have a wide variety of choices. Baseball. Swimming. Soccer. Karate. Football. Basketball. Tennis. Hockey. And the list goes on. But there's a sport you may not have considered — bowling. USBC Youth bowling is a unique opportunity to get involved with a sport that you can stay with forever and offers more than $6 million in annual scholarships that reward academic, leadership and on-lanes performance skills.

USBC Youth bowling is a unique opportunity to get involved with a sport that you can stay with forever and offers more than $6 million in annual scholarships that reward academic, leadership and on-lanes performance skills. USBC Youth also provides opportunities for coaching and instruction, fun and friendly competition, fair play, teamwork, and leadership development. And there are cool new awards that include updated emblems, trophies, and even rings!

To be a bowler, you don't have to be the biggest, tallest or strongest to succeed on the lanes. In fact, the world's best bowlers come in all shapes and sizes – short, tall, heavy, thin. Bowling technique is all about leverage and timing, so your physical size and strength does not matter as much as in sports like football or basketball.

Bowling has a lot to offer young people. If you or your child wants to get involved with a cool sport that anyone can play and one that helps build their future, give bowling a try! Join USBC Youth bowling today!


Want to learn More about USBC Youth Bowling programs.  Go to http://www.bowl.com and click on Youth.






 Teen Masters

America's Premier High School Championship Event 

From its humble beginnings 13 years ago, the Teen Masters has evolved and grown to become America's Premier High School Championship Event! What began in 1997 as a single event in Akron, Ohio that awarded $5,000 college scholarships to both its male and female champions, has now surpassed $1,000,000 in total scholarship awards and has had its championships nationally televised!

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 The BWAA and VirtualTournaments.com teams up to present The Virtual Youth Challenge (VYC)


The Virtual Youth Challenge (VYC) is designed to encourage Youths to bowl in weekly leagues by providing an avenue to win Scholarships with their league scores. Our Tournament will also aid in the funding of the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship Fund in addition to the USBC's YES Fund.

Parents: Have you ever spent money on your child's bowling tournament only to have them win less than what you spent? Travel, Hotel, and food expenses, not to mention the entry fee into the Tournament itself. It can all add up to a lot of money for little return.

US Military Parents: Are you in Guam, Japan or any other Military base with your children? Are your children wanting to compete with other bowlers but having a hard time finding a Scholarship Tournament in your area?

Now, your child can just join a league at your local bowling center and compete for Scholarship with the Virtual Youth Challenge (VYC).  

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The 2016 Hawaii Pepsi Youth Championships will be at Schofield Bowling Center.  

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