Adult Youth Leaders Awards
The national recognition awards for adult youth leaders. All applications must be postmarked by the deadline indicated.
For a guide to using the online application portal, click here.
DAVID DAHMS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
This prestigious award is named in honor of David Dahms, who was an instrumental leader in the creation of what is now known as the USBC Junior Gold program.
The award annually recognizes a USBC certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules for the last seven or more years. Any person or organization with knowledge of an individual's accomplishments in these areas may nominate that individual.
KERM HELMER HORIZON AWARD
This prestigious award is named in honor of Kerm Helmer, the team founder and longtime bowling coach at Erie Community College who also served as a board member, vice-president and president of the Young American Bowling Alliance, a predecessor organization of the USBC.
The annual award recognizes leaders or organizations in the bowling community who have displayed the courage, determination and ability to develop far-reaching programs of national scope that provide fun and exciting opportunities for collegiate and/or youth bowlers.
USBC YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This annual award recognizes an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote certified youth bowling programs at the local, state and/or national level for the last seven or more years.
Any person or organization with knowledge of an individual's efforts in these areas may nominate that individual.