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jomanj

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How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« on: August 31, 2013, 11:45:31 AM »
I understand rule 400, but is there a way that I could bowl and get in things like mystery and high game and be able to win money?

I am 17 btw

Any help would be appreciated  :D

 

bradl

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2013, 12:46:12 PM »
So I just confused myself all over again...

You must be 18 for adult membership -- so the question is can I bowl in adult WITH youth membership WITHOUT the rule 400 form(so I can get into pots).

No, you can't. To bowl in adult leagues, you have to have an adult membership. You would have to forfeit your youth membership to bowl in that adult league.

I would actually say that if you've done all you wanted to in youth bowling, Collegiates is where you should head next, because you may find that while you are the best in your area, you certainly won't be when you're bowling teams or singles in collegiate tournaments. You may find you have a lot to unlearn and relearn because you've kept your view rather narrow.

But we see that the want for money is driving this, so if you want to bowl adults just for the money, wait the last year and go adult.

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jomanj

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 02:14:16 PM »
Thanks for the response.

This is just my opinion, but college bowling is NOT what it used to be. Especially for men. If it was an NCAA sport like it used to be, there is no doubt I would still have those aspirations. But now that has all changed, and the schools that used to have a mens program that I was interested in no longer do.

I'm not expecting big money or anything. It's just if I am going to bowl adult I would like the ability to get in pots.

bradl

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 02:39:56 PM »
Thanks for the response.

This is just my opinion, but college bowling is NOT what it used to be. Especially for men. If it was an NCAA sport like it used to be, there is no doubt I would still have those aspirations. But now that has all changed, and the schools that used to have a mens program that I was interested in no longer do.

I'm not expecting big money or anything. It's just if I am going to bowl adult I would like the ability to get in pots.

Umm.. collegiates was never a NCAA sport. It certainly wasn't when I was bowling it in the early/mid 1990s.

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jomanj

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2013, 02:53:59 PM »
Didn't mens get the same recognition as a NCAA sport in like 02-04? Guess I was wrong, thanks for the correction. :D

Either way, Nebraska dropped their program and that's where I wanted to go.

And out of curiosity, who did you bowl for?

jomanj

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2013, 02:58:28 PM »
It was womens who got the recognition at that tame, and it was around the same time the mens program got dropped there

My mistake :-[

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2013, 03:58:44 PM »
nebraska has/had a men's team last year...they are a club team. College bowling is one of my greatest memories for bowling. I would give anything to go back and do it again!

spmcgivern

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2013, 04:06:45 PM »
nebraska has/had a men's team last year...they are a club team. College bowling is one of my greatest memories for bowling. I would give anything to go back and do it again!

Totally agree.  I bowled club at Texas A&M and it was a great experience.  Making regionals was a great experience along with the camaraderie.  Definitely recommend bowling collegiately.  And if the school you are planning on attending doesn't have a club team, you can always start your own.

bradl

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Re: How does a youth bowl in a adult league?
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2013, 05:47:11 PM »
nebraska has/had a men's team last year...they are a club team. College bowling is one of my greatest memories for bowling. I would give anything to go back and do it again!

And on top of that, it is only the women's collegiates altogether that are NCAA-funded. Mens and womens are backed by the USBC.

I went to Nebraska as well, and know for a fact that they have a men's team. I was on it, from 1992-1996.

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