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Youth Programs

When it comes to youth sports, you have a variety of choices. Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Softball, Baseball.....and the list goes on. There is a sport you may not have considered that more than 1 million youths participated in last year-bowling! Bowling is a terrific opportunity to get involved with a sport that you will enjoy forever. Our Royal Crest Lanes Youth Programs offer Annual Scholarships that reward in-class academic achievement, participation & leadership and on-lanes performance. We provide coaching and instruction, friendly and fun competition, fair play, teamwork and leadership development. To be a bowler, you don't have to be the biggest, tallest or strongest to succeed on the lanes. In fact, the best bowlers come in all shapes and sizes so physical size and strength are not as critical as they are in other sports. Bowling has much to offer young people. If you want to get involved in a great sport that anyone can play and one that helps build your future..............give bowling a try! Nobody sits on the bench.

Our Youth Programs Coach
Coach Cheryl Keslar

Royal Crest Lanes is so very fortunate that Coach Cheryl Keslar gives her time, expertise and passion for bowling to our Youth Programs.

In her fourth season leading the Baker University Wildcat Bowling Program, Cheryl Keslar led Baker to an eighth-place finish at the XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships Sectional Qualifier in Addison, Ill., with the eighth-place finish the 'Cats were just four spots away from advancing to the national tournament. At Sectionals, Baker averaged 186 pins per game, the highest average in school history.

Keslar led the Baker to its most successful season in program history with a No. 16 national ranking in the final International Bowling Media Association's (IBMA) Top 20 Poll of the 2012-13 season.

The fourth year coach also helped lead Caitlin Campbell to the 2013 NAIA Second-Team All-America honor and the Wildcats were ranked as high as No. 10 in the IBMA Poll.

She joined the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) tour in 1980. She went on to win 25 regional titles in the Great Plains Bowling Association and 15 Kansas State Titles. In 1994 Keslar was inducted into the Kansas Bowling Hall of Fame.
Information courtesy of the Baker University Bowling website.

Youth Bowling - Costing Structure
1) Youth registration is $20.00.

2) Every Saturday, each youth bowler will pay $9.00 for their 3 hour session. This will cover their 3 hours of bowling (1 hour of coaching & 2 hours of league competition) and cover the cost of bowling shoe rental. In addition, $2.00 of that $9.00 weekly fee is allocated to our SMART scholarship fund. You can read more about our scholarship program below.
SMART Scholarships
SMART, which stands for Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins, is a program that began operation in 1994 as a service offering the bowling community a centralized location to manage bowling scholarship funds as well as providing USBC members with a resource for inquiries about bowling scholarships.

USBC offers millions of dollars in scholarship money to help young bowlers get a jump start on their dreams. More than $6 million in scholarship money is offered each season by bowling associations and councils, certified tournaments and proprietors throughout the United States.

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