The Youth Education Services (YES) initiative is a united effort by industry leaders in the sport, initiated by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and the United States Bowling Congress, dedicated to youth bowling development and marketing.

The YES effort is supported by top bowling brands including, Brunswick, Columbia 300, Ebonite, Hammer, QubicaAMF, Roto Grip, Storm and Track. Each made a significant contribution and the YES Fund has received more than $250,000 in commitments. Senior Director of Youth Marketing Roger Noordhoek, supported by USBC and BPAA staff, directs programs initiated through the YES initiative.

The advancement of youth bowling is the objective of the YES initiative. The initial focus was the development of a mainstream sports model for bowlers 12 and under. USA Bowling was created as a new team-based structure for competition along with developing training and recruiting programs to attract volunteer coaches. The YES Fund also made the High School Grant Assistance Program, which each year awards $2,500 to four high schools to start or maintain a bowling program, possible.   

The YES effort is open to anyone interested in becoming involved in youth bowling - companies and organizations involved in youth sports, members of the bowling industry, bowling center proprietors and individuals.

To learn how you can join the YES effort, contact:

Roger Noordhoek
IBC Senior Director Youth Marketing


The High School Grant Assistance Program, administered by IBC Youth Development through the Youth Education Services (YES) Fund, will provide $2,500 to four high school programs annually.
The high school teams must show financial need because of budget cuts or other changes, or may request funding to start a new program.

Click here for an application.

  • BBBI/Kids Bowl Free
  • Brunswick
  • Columbia 300
  • Ebonite
  • Hammer
  • New York State USBC  
  • QubicaAMF
  • Roto Grip
  • Storm
  • Track
  • Kegel
  • Billiard and Bowling Institute of America (BBIA)
  • International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA)
  • Luby Publishing
  • Bowlers Journal International
  • High 5 Gear
  • Chuck Gardner Bowl 4 Life Scholarship Foundation