ARLINGTON, Texas – The opportunity to have their skills evaluated at a state-of-the-art training facility and to meet with college coaches drew a sellout group of student-athletes to the Bowling Combine for College Prospects last summer.
The program’s successful debut resulted in more than 200 student-athletes submitting applications for the 2012 Bowling Combine, which will be held Aug. 7-11 at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington. While capacity was expanded this year, constraints will allow just more than 100 athletes to take part in the Bowling Combine.
“The response was almost overwhelming and we would have liked to take everyone who applied,” Team USA head coach Rod Ross said. “The college coaches who attend can expect to watch and meet a talented group of student-athletes.”
Forty-eight girls were selected to participate in this year’s Bowling Combine. The girls’ field has a 193 bowling average and a 3.7 grade-point average. The 60 participants in the boys’ field have a collective 212 bowling average and a 3.26 grade-point average.
While there will be some overlap, the squads will be split between boys and girls. The girls’ will be evaluated Aug. 7-9 and the boys’ squad will be Aug. 8-10.
Though the participants have been determined, college coaches wanting to attend the Bowling Combine still can register by going to BOWL.com/combine and clicking on the Register Now tab. Each coach will receive an objective evaluation of all participants and will have the opportunity for one-on-one contact with prospective student-athletes. Coaches also will receive contact information for all student-athletes who applied for the Bowling Combine. The cost for coaches to attend is $50.
The Bowling Combine program was developed to allow young bowlers to be evaluated using objective standards and to give college coaches a chance to analyze the potential fit of the student-athletes for their programs. The Team USA coaching staff evaluates the bowlers at the ITRC, the official training center of Team USA, using state-of-the-art ball motion technology, video analysis and more.
Bowlers receive a Recruiting Kit that has video shots, bowler variables measured, and a detailed report of personal data collected during the Bowling Combine.
Go to BOWL.com/combine for complete information about the Bowling Combine.