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Bowling

Hit the lanes...

Bowling is played at several levels:  Youth, Adult, and Unified.  Our athletes are coached on the fundamentals, etiquette, and rules of bowling.  At each level, practice begins with warm up exercises, followed by training and ends with bowling two to three games.

Our Adult and Unified leagues compete in the Fall, and Youth in the Winter.   We form teams and bowl in a standard league setting. Bowlers may form their own teams of 4 or request to be assigned to a team.

Location:  Bowl America Fairfax, 9699 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 

Adult Bowling (ages 22+) - Fall Season

Whether you can Four-Bag after a Cincinnati, or have never touched a lane, Bowling is GREAT fun, and good indoor exercise.   Our program has quality instruction, and friendly competition. 

Come join us in the Fall.  Registration is in August each year.

Individual athletes eligible to attend Winter Games will be determined by the results of a random draw from eligible athletes.

 Location: Bowl America Fairfax,
9699 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 

Contact the Adult Bowling Coordinator

Youth Bowling (ages 8-21) - Winter Season

Our youth bowling program is a great introduction to the sport and fun for all.  Teams are matched by age and ability, and compete throughout the Winter. 

Registration opens in November. 

Individual athletes eligible to attend Winter Games will be determined by the results of a random draw from eligible athletes.

Location: Bowl America Falls Church,
160 South Maple Avenue Falls Church, VA

Contact the Youth Bowling Coordinator

Unified Bowling

You can participate directly with Special Olympics...

Unified Bowling joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. A Unified Bowling Team is made up of an approximately equal number of athletes (people with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Partners (people without intellectual disabilities).

Teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all.

Unified Partners must be at least 8 years old and are required to complete the Class A Volunteer process. Unified Bowling Teams are eligible to compete in State bowling competitions that utilize two and/or four man teams.

Rules and Information

•  Team scores, individual scores and team standings will be calculated after each week of bowling.

• Bowlers will report at the scheduled time. Any bowler not present when the training begins will be given a zero for every frame missed. Once 5 frames are missed, the bowler will have to wait until the next game to begin bowling.

• Foul lights will be used and bowlers will be scored accordingly.

• Bowlers will alternate lanes after each frame and will rotate lanes during over the entire training period.

Bowling Factsheet

Equipment 

Bowling balls and shoes are available free of charge at Bowl America. However, if possible, athletes are encouraged to obtain their own bowling balls, since balls provided by bowling centers seldom provide a proper custom fit for the hand and fingers. Contact the bowling coordinator for more information about places to buy balls and shoes.

WEAR: For practice, athletes should wear loose fitting tops and bottoms. No short shorts please.

SO Bowling Rules

Address

11350 Random Hills Rd C-140
Fairfax, 22030 22030, USA

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