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USBC Youth eligibility

USBC Youth membership is open to those whose birth date is August 1, 1993 or later and have maintained compliance with USBC Youth Rule 400.

Youth bowlers may not bowl in any activity (substitute or pace included) which offers any of the following as prizes: 

  • Cash or bonds
  • Merchandise exceeding $500 in value

Youth may bowl in SINGLES competition (including sidepots/brackets) offering such prizes as mentioned above provided prior to bowling:

Buying or selling of earned prizes is prohibited - Any youth bowler deemed in violation of this rule is subject to disciplinary action including the potential loss of youth membership.

Note: There are no limits on scholarship amounts or entry fees (must be paid directly to the tournament director/manager) and reimbursement of actual travel expenses into the next higher level of competition or any tournament or event. (Receipts must be provided upon request.) The prizes authorized by a state high school athletic association or collegiate athletic association recognized by USBC and USBC Collegiate are not subject to the limitations of this rule.

Suggest league and tournament rules

Are you looking for suggestions on how to properly state your league or tournament rules? Click on the links below and you can download some easy-to-use rules templates we have created.

Click here for a downloadable set of suggested youth league rules.

Click here for a downloadable set of suggested youth handicap tournament rules.

Click here for a downloadable set of suggested youth association championship tournament rules.



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