Coach's Corner

NDYA Coaches are the Backbone of our Organization

As a coach, you accept the responsibilities of a teacher.  Not only are you to teach bowling and its skills, but character development, sportsmanship, team work, and pride in personal accomplishment.  

Youth learn more from what we do than from what we say.  It is imperative that you teach by example.  In other words, while "on-duty" refrain from the things that you may do as an adult that we would discourage for children, i.e., smoking, cursing, etc.

All Coaches and State Directors accompanying teams to the NDYA National Tournament must be at least 25 years of age and pass a background check through the United States Bowling Congress Youth Registered Volunteer Program.  

The Stepladder of Coaching

COACH - One who is at least 25 years of age; coaches an NDYA league; and upholds the NDYA Code, Rules, and Regulations.
CERTIFIED COACH - One who is at least 25 years of age, participates in a clinic conduced by an NDYA-Certified Instructor.
CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR - One who is at least 25 years of age, participates in a clinic conducted by an NDYA National Instructor, has coached for a minimum of 3 years, and passes a written and practical test.
CERTIFIED NATIONAL INSTRUCTOR - One who is at least 25 years of age, has coached a minimum of 5 years (at least 2 years as an NDYA-Certified Instructor), meets the following requirements, and is approved by the NDYA Board of Directors:

  • organized and supervised an in-house tournament
  • helped supervise a State or National Tournament
  • taught an in-house coaches clinic
  • conducted himself/herself in a manner consistent with the honor and integrity of the NDYA.