If you polish your bowling skills to a very high level through USBC leagues, tournaments and coaching, you could earn a spot on USBC's Team USA, an elite group of top American men and women amateur and professional athletes who represent the U.S. in international bowling competition.
Team USA competes in several prestigious events all over the world, such as the Pan American Games, World and Zone Championships, World Games, QubicaAMF World Cup and others.
In addition, Team USA members are among the most visible ambassadors for the sport of bowling, making public appearances and providing bowling instruction throughout the year. The sport's leaders continue to work hard toward their goal of adding bowling to the list of sports at the Olympic Games.
Learn more about the perks of being a part of Team USA by clicking here.
Basic Athlete Grants - Team USA athletes are compensated for travel days and competition days each time they travel for Team USA to attend training camps and/or international competitions.
Betterment Grants - Each athlete is eligible for Betterment Grants for educational purposes and/or physical fitness membership or classes.
Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI) - USOPC awards Team USA with two EAHI. EAHI will be offered to the top male and female finishers from the USBC Team USA Trials.
Performance Grants - Each year, Team USA athletes who compete in the major competition determined by USBC will be eligible for performance grants. USBC will follow the USOPC payment of performance grant guidelines. Athletes who qualify for more than one award will automatically receive the higher award.
Stephen Padilla, Director of High Performance/International Relations