Let's talk about how to join your first bowling league
It’s important to get started on the right foot and joining the league can be a lot of fun the competitiveness of it doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking it just can be friendly competition you can Bowl with family or friends on your team or in your league and it’s important to make sure you’re suited for the right league with bowlers of relative skill and experience levels so you don’t feel intimidated.
If you’re just learning the game and you’re bowling with people who are seen to you to be extremely top caliber amateur players so the first thing to do is shop around for the right bowling center, find the right place to Bowl place that’s maybe easy to get to where all your teammates can get to pretty easily and they have conveniences and amenities that you think you would enjoy.
Once you choose to Bowl in that Center and then also you want to check with the once you’ve chosen a center with the control desk personnel ask for a league coordinator a league manager or someone responsible on the staff of the bowling center to help talk to you about the available leagues that are being set for next the next coming week season and find out if they get you in as an individual or discuss with them the possibility of putting your own team together and putting in a league.
They’ll have a lot of different information for you can answer a lot of your questions about the leagues also you want to try to find the league with that’s a handicap League and the handicap simply means it’s a way to make everybody it pretty equitable it takes you the relative average scores of bowling averages of people and give us a handicap for lesser average players so everybody on the team gets a handicap and if everybody bowls according to par the scores come out pretty close to the same with the handicap system so it’s a fun way to do it it keeps everyone fairly well on level playing fields and it’s been successful you know for over 100 years so handicap leagues would probably be the best bet for you if you’re trying to join you first league.
Once you decide trying to practice what your teammates get out and bowl together get that feeling of teamwork team spirit maybe even make sure everyone’s got a bowling ball that fits their hand in the right equipment shoes and so on so you don’t have to hunt around for a house ball in the bowling center it doesn’t fit your hand and you may not get the same one every time so you know all those little details are important to make sure that you work together and some people like to have the same kind of bowling shirts so you have that team camaraderie and it could be any type of shirt you want.
Those are just some tips about what it takes to get prepared for a week you might even want to go so far as finding someone that would be a substitute bowler in case someone gets ill has to work goes on vacation you have someone on the roster that you can bring in quickly to stand in for a bowler instead of using what they call blind score based on the bowlers average so those are things that you can do to prepare your team for competition make sure that you have this common goals with your teammates in other words you don’t have somebody on your team that has to win at all costs and and does nothing but bear down and press press press and and your kind of person that maybe just likes to relax a ball I know some fun doesn’t really matter what happens to you you know personally if your team wins or not you want to try to get people with the same makeup.
I think everyone has a competitive edge and wants to try to do well and win because that’s the fun of bowling and competition but try to match yourself with people with similar personalities and dispositions it will help you a lot and then finally if I haven’t found the league to join you know get on the internet check amf and Brunswick bowling centers for example their corporate centers they using up websites and they might be able to steer you information about leagues in somewhere around your home area where you can find a place to bowl as an individual or perhaps as a team and then once you’ve joined your league your league secretary will help you get a sanctioning card by the United States bowling Congress and help you prepare and even provide you information about rules and regulations of league play so anyway those are some tips for you we’ve got an article about this to remind you of all this stuff here at bull versity on our website at bowling ball comm and we thank you for visiting