What are the rules for my situation?

Posted by: bowl2beatu

What are the rules for my situation? - 01/24/09 01:43 PM

I am a 19 year old college student who has been asked to join a Tuesday night men's league. I have been bowling in youth leagues of and on through high school. I was never able to compete in men's leagues in high school bc i was told that if i were to accept money in that league, then i wouldn't be able to compete in high school sports. Now that i am in college, i want to join a men's league. My question is, by joining a men's league will anything happen to my current scholarship money(non athletic) or my financial aid money? Thx 4 any help.
Posted by: Brandon510

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/24/09 01:54 PM

Are you competing or bowling on College bowling team? If you are not then you dont have to worry about anything. You can still bowl men's adult league and wont have to forfiet any scholarship money or finical aid. I think the rule only applies if you are on bowling scholarship for your college bowling team or bowling on college team. But not 100% sure there a couple college bowlers on here who be able to help out more.
Posted by: bowl2beatu

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/24/09 02:02 PM

No i am not competing or bowling on a college bowling team. Thank you for your reply, it is much appreciated. Anyone else have any further info on this situation?
Posted by: Atochabsh

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/24/09 02:30 PM

The existing scholarship monies you have accumulated from youth bowling will remain yours, but you cannot earn anymore once you join an adult league (which has nothing to do with prize money). Once you buy an adult card, your scholarship earning days are over. But the monies you already have stay in your account.

Erin
Posted by: Richie V.

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/24/09 02:36 PM

I think the skinny here is that it won't affect your non-bowling scholarships and your regular financial aid (i.e. Pell grants, student loans). As others have said, however, joining an adult league prevents you from bowling for scholarships.
Posted by: bowl2beatu

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/24/09 03:04 PM

This is great news! Thx for all of the advise. If anyone still has something to add plz do.
Posted by: Brandon510

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/25/09 01:04 AM

Just remember once you turn adult you cant go back. So once you start bowling for money you wont be able to bowl for scholarship anymore.
Posted by: sk8shorty01

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/26/09 11:39 AM

I believe that will also mean that you can no longer bowl in any tournaments that are considered "youth" tournaments with or without scholarship winnings. So just a little addition that many hit on but it was never specifically brought up. This also means no "youth" leagues as well.
Posted by: bowl2beatu

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/26/09 01:06 PM

Good bc im trying to get as far away from "youth" league as possible lol. When i first started "youth" league it was fun and competitive. Once the older kids left, and i grew up, i was now the oldest bowler in a league filled with a bunch of wild, crazy kids. These kids took nothing serious, and they were kids that were never bowling when they were supposed to. They were always off playing with other kids instead of bowling.
Posted by: Brian Longo

Re: What are the rules for my situation? - 01/26/09 01:57 PM

I bowled in adult leagues while in college and it didn't affect any of my financial aid. Actually, I broke the "youth barrier" when I subbed on my dad's state tournament team when I was 18. I also bowled on a college team after I had been bowling adult leagues for 2 years and I was fine there as well.

The only thing adult leagues affect is your "youth status" and ability to earn scholarships through USBC. I'm not 100% sure about the NCAA, though, because I was not on the college team via scholarship.