Americans love bowling and bowling is one of the most played sports in America. This is why gaining a sport scholarship for bowling can be hard due to the high number of applicants. Universities and colleges award bowling scholarships to very talented bowlers, which enables the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a male athlete you are able to gain a bowling scholarship.

When is the best time to get an American Bowling Scholarship?

The best time to go to the USA with a sport scholarship is right after graduation from high school or up to two years after. Only athletes’ ages 18 – 24 can compete within the college leagues, any older and you will be looking at competing in the NAIA. Coaches are increasingly committing to younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with the athletes for a longer period of time. It is also possible to go to the USA for one to four years, depending on what type of degree you are seeking. We would recommend going to America as early as possible because this will give you the best chance of gaining a sport scholarship and turning professional after college.

Bowling scholarships – How good do you have to be?

Athletic bowling scholarships can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good bowlers, on the level of Division I, the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know who to contact.

In order to gain the most opportunities from your profile and thus receive higher scholarship offers, it is important that you try to participate in more national tournaments in the time prior to starting at a U.S. college. This will show college coaches that you are able to compete at a high level

If you are competing at national level then you have a great chance of receiving a 100% sport scholarship. Coaches will also look at an athlete’s potential, it’s a vital aspect, as coaches know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will decide on an athlete based on their sport CV, the athlete, photographs, video and our staffs’ advice regarding the athletes’ ability.

To find out whether you have what it takes to obtain a bowling scholarship and therefore be placed on a college team, please complete our free application form Apply Now, so the team can evaluate your potential as a possible future college athlete. If the team believes you have a chance you will be invited to join our program. A sports consultant will go through everything you need to know about the sports scholarship process.


Bowling training on bowling scholarships

If you gain a bowling scholarship you will be expected to practice with the team for around 5 hours a day 5 times a week. This would consist of bowling training and some additional strength and conditioning training. If you feel you are currently lacking strength in muscle and size then don’t worry Athletes USA works with many sport nutrition companies that supply our athletes with leading sports nutrition products and information on how to reach you potential in the gym.

Bowling practice can seem tough to an international student-athlete because you may not be used to the hard workouts and training. This hard training often allows bowling athletes to reach previously unattained levels of fitness and performance while playing at college. Many college athletes go on to be professional after they leave university.

The Bowling season

The bowling season always begins in spring (Spring Term/ January). This gives the teams time to train during the Fall term (August of the year before). If you are looking to join bowling college team you need to be signed to the college team around a year before.

Bowling National Championships

NCAA I – II: May / June NAIA: May / June