Our History

The National Duckpin Youth Association (NDYA) was established in 1973.  A non-profit organization, the NDYA exists to promote and to teach the game of duckpin bowling to our Nation's youth and to provide league programming to member centers of the Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America.(DBPA).  

The NDYA Board of Directors partners with the DBPA and the National Duckpin Bowling Congress to ensure the successful operation of the organization, the continued growth of the sport, and the recognition of youth duckpin bowlers.  

NDYA  bowling seasons run from 1 August through 31 July each year.  

Former NDYA Presidents

Frank Ferri

2006 through 2016

John Dolch

2001 through 2006

Normand Fleury

1986 through 2001

Former Program Directors

Stacy Karten

2011 through 2017

Carol Yingling

1981 through 2011

Evelyn Larochelle

1973 through 1981