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john178

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Youth Bowling - Mininum Age
on: June 16, 2014, 12:29:42 PM
My grandson is 3 years old.  Is he too young to participate in youth league bowling ?

SVstar34

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Re: Youth Bowling - Mininum Age
Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 03:21:47 PM
Not if there's a bumper league and he is able to throw/push the ball down
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Re: Youth Bowling - Mininum Age
Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 06:15:53 PM
The youth league here has bumpers for 2-4 year olds.  They bowl one game and just pay the league rate.  If they are up to it they may bowl a second game.  The house hasn't been charging us for shoes during league. 

Then at 5 years old they start the next age group and no bumpers, play three games, and weekly $10. 

Both are USBC sanctioned, but during summer they are just doing coaching clinics.  New season starts about two weeks after local schools are back in session.

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Re: Youth Bowling - Mininum Age
Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 08:04:29 AM
Age 3 is totally fine, my nephew started at 3 and loved it! There are many youngsters age 2-4 playing at local alley, so your grandson should be all good.
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Re: Youth Bowling - Mininum Age
Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 09:08:35 AM
the youth league my older son bowls in is 3-9 for bumpers then 8-17 for no bumpers, the 8-17 league is split too.

However it's awesome, I have a 16 month who walks/crawls/stumbles down the approach and pushes the ball down the ramp, then goes back to the ball return and waits.  he's got it down

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Re: Youth Bowling - Mininum Age
Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 11:10:45 AM
My son started bowling at 2 years old. When he was 3 we put him in a bumper league. At age 4, he got mad if the counter person asked him if he wanted bumpers. He wanted to bowl for real and did so starting at age 4 in Bantams (no bumpers).
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