Tacoma Middle School League Co-Ed Bowling
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BOYS AND GIRLS BOWLING RULES AND GUIDELINES
Jul 12, 2018 1:56 PM

All teams will practice 1 day a week for 6 weeks with a competition at the end of the six weeks.


COMPETITION

• Teams will consist of two teams comprised of a boys team and girls teams.


GENERAL INFORMATION

• Each athlete must have: o Middle School Activities Contract and Eligibility Form, including: • Emergency Contact information • Signed Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest information form • Sport-specific consent form o Physical – Each athlete is required to have a current physical (last 13 months) o ASB Card Purchased ($15.00)

• All the ABOVE INFORMATION MUST BE on file with the building athletic director before participation.

• Team uniforms will include school colors colored shirt with school name and comfortable pants for movement.


EQUIPMENT

• All bowlers will need to wear a pair of bowling shoes either their own or the rental shoes provided by the bowling alley. PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR SOCKS!!!

• Bowlers will have use of the bowling balls provided by the bowling alley or may use their own ball.

• Coaches are required to have a First Aid kit with them at all practices and games

• Coaches are required to have a copy of the emergency medical cards for each student-athlete on their team

RULES CLARIFICATIONS

• Practice times will start at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.

• Teams will begin practice with instruction and then will keep score for at least two (2) games.

• We would like for the students to complete at least 2 games for score each week.

• Bowlers will keep track of scores and be ranked by their bowling average (average of games).

RULES OF ETIQUETTE

• Stay off the approach area unless it is your turn to bowl.

• Wait for the bowler(s) on the neighboring lanes to bowl if they are up before you.

• Be quiet when someone is getting ready to bowl.
Updated 6/5/18 JMN




• Be a good sport when you bowl well (and when you do not bowl well).

• Use only your own ball.

• Be ready when it is your turn to bowl.

• Wait for your ball back by the scoring unit…off the approach.

• When you are finished bowling, return your shoes to the front counter and put your ball back on the ball rack.

SAFETY

• Stay off the approach area unless it is your turn to bowl. • Wait for the bowler(s) on the neighboring lanes to bowl if they are up before you. • Be quiet when someone is getting ready to bowl. • Be a good sport when you bowl well (and when you do not bowl well). • Use only your own ball. • Be ready when it is your turn to bowl. • Wait for your ball back by the scoring unit…off the approach. • When you are finished bowling, return your shoes to the front counter and put your ball back on the ball rack.


CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

• The top five (5) bowlers for boys and girls finishing with the top averages will be invited to participate in all-city championships. • The championship teams will be presented with a perpetual trophy to be displayed in the school. • The top eight (8) average scores at the championship will be presented with a ribbon.


RULES - Governed by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and National Federation 2018 Rules