aoiten, this is a strange situation. 2-handed, between the legs was allowed to keep the interest in bowling. Not only in Pee /wee, but in bantam also. But, it was the intent of the Junior league instructor to gradually teach a 1-handed approach as the kids were physically able.
I guess, this rule takes into account that at some time, the children will convert to 1-handed, and a separate average has to be maintained.
then, it is fairly common that Junior bowlers will try a 2-handed
approach. The Juniors are told they cannot switch between 1 and 2 hands. But, must stay with 1.
I think there's needs to be a shorter term to describe the between-the-legs technique. Let's call it BTL.
I'm a little confused by what you wrote. If I'm confused about that and the rules originally, I'd suspect that others might be confused or misled as well. Then those people will go on to misled youths. So, we need to get this straight.
It seems reasonable, but unfortunate, that young people would be hearded into the one-handed corral because that's what one particular coach prefers. Or even if 95% of people prefer it. As far as I go, I will make sure the youth leagues where my son and his two-handing friend goes fully understand the rules.
I'm fighting for kids' rights to bowl the way they choose (within reason). hehe