USBC youth membership is open to those whose birth date is August 1, 1992 or later and have maintained compliance with USBC Youth Rule 400.
Youth bowler may not bowl in any activity (substitute or pace included) which offers any of the following as prizes such as:
- 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 that:
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.