If you want to join an exciting and competitive bowling team, there are some important steps that you won’t want to skip.
Important Steps for Joining a Bowling League
Make sure that you consider the following five steps when you’re looking to join the right bowling team with family, friends, or even strangers.
1. Find the Right League
Before you commit to one bowling league, make sure you know what your options are. Most cities have a few leagues to choose from. You will want to make sure that the location is convenient for you so that you can be a reliable member of the team. Make sure you like the main bowling center that you’ll be frequenting also.
2. Talk with the League Coordinator
Once you feel like you’ve found the right league, talk to the league manager/coordinator to help you sign up. The coordinator can help you sign up for the right team, area, and league. They can also help you find a team that needs a new member with your skill base.
3.Schedule and Team
It’s not a good idea to try and join a team in the middle of a season. Try to find a league that’s starting soon so that you can be well practiced and familiar with the team members before it starts. Make sure that you can be available for practices. Get to know your teammates and make friends. You’ll compete better as a team when everyone is relaxed and you know what everyone brings to the table.
4. Getting the Right Gear
After you’re securely locked into a team and a league, you can start surveying the bowling gear that you have or need. Consider investing in personalized bowling gear including balls, shoes, and bags. Your team may want matching shirts or shoes too. Personalize your equipment with your name and matching team colors to promote unity and team work.
5. United States Bowling Conference
Make sure you communicate with your league secretary to be properly enrolled in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). This is the organization that controls all the rules and regulations for competitive bowling. You will receive a sanctioned card to begin league competition from the USBC, and then you can consider yourself an official competitive bowler.