To encourage all children to experience the enjoyment of organized bowling.
Provide resources and education that inspire others to provide a safe, positive and fun environment for athletes of all ages and skill levels.
IBC Youth Bowling Inc.
IBC Youth Bowling Inc., Dba IBC Youth Development is a joint effort by BPAA and USBC to move our game, sport and activity forward. We are the largest organization servicing youth bowling that also is a National Governing Body for the sport.
Our focus is to work within bowling to create new members for the sport and help to retain current members. We will support a ladder-based development system designed for the growth of the athlete. We will speak to the children as they are, where they are, as we support their needs at each step. Within the ladder, we will feature promotion of bowling through all educational channels. Our promotional means include Bowlopolis, Bowler’s Ed, USA Bowling, USBC Youth, USBC High School, Junior Gold and USBC Collegiate.
We collaborate with external amateur athletic organizations to ensure we are working to protect the amateur status of student-athletes within bowling as well as other sports.
IBC Youth Core Values
- Leadership – Serve as an advocate for the sport and set a clear direction for youth bowling.
- Service – Provide resources and guidance, and be responsive to all who inquire about youth bowling.
- Collaboration – Work internally as a team and in partnership with our partners and other industry stakeholders to promote and grow youth bowling.
- Educate – Provide tools, resources and knowledge to teach and inform all levels of bowlers and those who want to take an active role in youth bowling.
- Integrity – Make certain all youth bowlers have a safe, fair and fun environment to compete, and continue to evaluate and explore ways to improve competitive avenues.
- Goal oriented – Set measurable and realistic goals for programs and the organization.
- Bowling is the No. 1 destination for birthday parties for children age 12 and under, and we will continue to build awareness of the sport at these events with an increased focus through the Bowlopolis program.
- Continue to build in-center youth development experiences through the USA Bowling youth sports system and seek new league development opportunities to attract non-league bowlers.
- Support the education and expand the reach of the Bowler’s Ed program.
- Begin the work at the middle-school level and continue to push bowling toward varsity status at the high school level.
- Continue to build collegiate programming to feature more schools as part of USBC Collegiate, NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA bowling programs.
- Tournaments will continue to be a strong piece of the offering providing retention.
- Promote collaboration in the bowling industry through marketing initiatives such as the YES Fund.