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The Atlantic Youth Bowling Council Program was started in August of 1992, when the New Brunswick Bowling Proprietor's Association decided to design a Youth Bowling program specifically for Candlepin Bowling. In the first year, only bowlers from New Brunswick were involved along with four test sites in the US. The following year, bowlers from Nova Scotia joined the program. Currently, membership stands at approximately 1700 bowlers with centres in both NB and NS. The membership has seen numbers of over five thousand youth bowlers and hopes to see numbers like these again as changes are made to meet the current market and youth population.
The Atlantic Youth Bowling Council Inc. is a non-profit organization that administers the AYB Program. It is administered by an elected board made up of member centre representatives from both provinces who meet regularly to ensure that the program meets the needs and goals of its youth members. Day to day management of the AYBC is handled by an Executive Director who reports directly to the Board. Participation in the AYBC program is simply: each child pays an annual membership fee plus weekly fees that each centre charges for bowling. Throughout the year, each member in their different age divisions, strives to earn high score stickers for a single, double or triple string that are set by the centre's co-ordinator. To encourage sportsmanship and fun, the program offers a number of fun tournaments that each centre may host throughout the season for which bowlers can earn stickers. There is also a competitive component, the "Lanes to Success", in which bowlers qualify at the House level and may proceed onto competition at the Zone, Provincial and National level.
The sport of bowling has a vast number of benefits for all children, no matter their physical or mental abilities. It is an extremely inexpensive sport with no equipment to purchase - just a weekly fee. The sport assists the physical development of the bowlers by promoting hand and eye co-ordination and use of the majority of the body's muscles in a controlled manner thus strengthening the muscles with practically no risk of injury. Sportmanship, social skills and teamwork are everyday aspects of the youth bowling program. Bowling also assists with educational development as bowlers have to be able to read and write, add and subtract, multiply and divide as part of the process of keeping score.
The AYB Program encourages in its members, personal achievements, physical fitness, sportsmanship, healthy competition and good citizenship. It is a sport that can be played individually, with a family, with a friend, or in competition with others, making bowling the number one participation sport in Canada. It is the world's number one indoor sport and also the number one social sport in Canada, as all can participate.
The AYBC strives to continually improve itself and meet the needs of its member bowlers and centres. The creation of a website, improved communication, a newsletter, and yearly planning meetings with members are but a few of the methods employed to achieve this goal.
These awards are to recognize each member's personal achievements and can be awarded all season. Each AYB Pee Wee, Bantam and Junior is to be assessed by their coach at the beginning of the season and given six single & four double or triple obtainable (but challenging) scores to aim for during the season. The scores are to be pencilled in on the Awards Records poster, then permanently marked when the score is achieved and the sticker awarded. As an incentive for Bantam and Junior bowlers, Super Score are available, in order to recognize the scores of those who bowl higher than the High Score Awards. Seniors are also able to receive Super Scores.
Instead of Seniors being a part of the whole sticker program they are only allowed to receive the stickers indicated, the deficit is made up by Seniors participating in the challenging "Award of Excellence" program. Throughout the season seniors can earn points in seven different categories. At the end of the season the points are totalled and bowlers are eligible to receive a specially designed personalized gold, silver or bronze certificate acknowledging the points they earned.
This is the competitve component of the program. In January each centre will choose single and team bowlers from the Bantam, Junior, Senior and Senior Graduate (only singles) divisions to compete at a Zone Level where are held in different geographic areas of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in February. The winner of these Zone Competitions will then advance to their respective Provincial Final Tournament in April. The top two finishers of every category then advance to a National Final in May which is held alternately in either Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.
Canada's National Coaching Certification Program is designed to meet the needs of practising coaches, male or female, whether they be beginners or experienced. The program is structured on five levels and presents coaches with the Theoretical, Technical, and Practical aspects of coaching. The first three levels are offered at a provincial level and are geared towards the beginner coach who has just begun to get involved at Level 1 to the more experienced coach who is involved with provincial elite athletes at Level 3. Levels 4 and 5 are for those coaches who have involvement with national calibre athletes.
The Atlantic Youth Bowling Council can hold a TECHNICAL COURSE when there is a request from its members to do so. A minimum of ten (10) people are needed to hold a course and once numbers are confirmed, arrangements for times, place and an instructor can be co-ordinated through the AYB Office and a host centre.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2018 - 2019 Season
|September/ October||Enrolment Commences|
|September / January||Regular Season|
|November 24th||Intent to Participate in "Lanes to Success" Form deadline|
|Nationals||Deadline for Poster Contest Promotion Entries|
|Nationals||Deadline for Chocolate Bar Promotion Entries|
|February 6th||"Lanes to Success" Competitors names & entry fee deadline|
23/24 or March 2/3
|"Lanes to Success" Zone Finals|
|Nationals||Deadline for Coach of the Year Entries|
|"Lanes to Success"
NB Provincial Finals
|April 6th||"Lanes to Success" NS Provincial Finals|
|Nationals||Deadline for Bring a Friend
& Win Promotion Entries
|May 4th||"Lanes to Success"
|April/June||End of Season Awards Orders|
|June 2th||Annual General Meetings
To be held in Truro, NS beginning at 11 am
|Bring A Buddy Tournament||1st Saturday in October|
|I Beat My Coach Tournament||Mid November|
|Family Fun Tournament||1st Saturday in December|
|I Beat My Average Tournament||1st Saturday in March|
|Bowler of the Year Tournament||Anytime in May|
|High-Low Doubles Tournament||Anytime in April|
|Wacky Tournament||Anytime in the Year|
|Senior-Youth Tournament||Anytime in February|
|3 - 6 - 9 Tournament||Anytime in January|
OPTIONAL where a Pee Wee lacks the skills to bowl, they should be enrolled in the Tiny Tot Club
(see p. 26) until such skills are acquired.
years of age and under on September 1st of the current league season.
(born on or between Sept. 2nd, 2013 - Sept. 1st, 2015)
to 10 years of age on September 1st of the current league season.
(born on or between Sept. 2nd, 2007 - Sept. 1st, 2012)
11 to 14 years of age on September 1st of the current league season.
(born on or between Sept. 2nd, 2003 - Sept. 1st, 2007)
15 to 18 years of age on September 1st of the current league season.
(born on or between Sept. 2nd, 1999 - Sept. 1st., 2003)
OPTIONAL 19 but not 20 years of age on September 1st of the current league season.
(born on or between Sept. 2nd, 1998 - Sept. 1st. 1999)
(Tiny Tot, Pee Wee, Bantam, Junior, Senior, Senior Grad)
|Bowlers 14 Yrs. & Older||$34.50 (incl. HST)|
(3 or more children)
Each centre is provided with updated pages for their AYB Manual, at the beginning of the Season, All New Centres are provided with a complete current manual.
"Bowling is Great" promotional brochures can be purchased in lots of 100. See order form for prices.
AYB Office can produce a variety of certificates, ie. Turkey, Certificates of Appreciation, High Standings Awards (H.S., H.T., H.N.M.), Perfect Attendance, Most Improved, etc. Sufficient lead time must be provided. See order form for prices.
Upon request, a Personalized 6" X 8" Special Recognition Merit Award Plaque, will be presented to an AYB Bowler who joined the AYB Program at the age of 7, and bowled consecutively in the program, and graduated at the Senior Grad Level. A Special Achievement Award Certificate will be awarded to any AYB Bowler who joined the AYB Program and graduated at the Senior Level. It is the Coordinator's responsibility to inform Head office should this situation exist, and to ensure all requirements are met.
Coordinator of the Year Award shall be chosen at the Board Level, based on the following criteria: Years of Service, Efficiency in following all deadlines and guidelines, and participating in Promotions. The Winner will receive an Embroidered Hoodie Sweatshirt.
To be awarded to one Coach from the combined nominations between each province at the National Finals each season. Nominations must be made in writing, and submitted to the AYB Office by April 30th. All Names submitted of Coaches will have their name entered into a draw for an Award Plaque.
The following items can be purchased by AYB Program Coordinators. An order form is included in the Season Starter Kit, supplied to each AYB Program Coordinator.
The Winning Entry in the Poster Contest from the previous season, will be used to design the current season's AYB Promotional Poster.
To Qualify: A New Bowler must bowl 2/3 of the possible strings bowled, from the time they register to the end of the year. A Youth Bowler must be REGISTERED with the AYB Program by Dec. 31st of the present season, to be eligible to participate. An New Bowler must be an "Active Member" in the Program at the end of the year. The deadline for submitting names to Head Office, is the beginning of National Tournament. The coordinator is responsible for submitting Qualifier's names to Head Office. A Set of Paramount Bowling Balls will be awarded (or $100 Gift Certificate) will be awarded (through the process of a draw) to the Regular Member responsible for introducing someone New into the AYB Program. A $50 Gift Certificate will be awarded (through the process of a draw) to the NEW BOWLER, introduced to the AYB Program this season, for the 1st time.
AYB Registered Members are encouraged to draw a picture of their impression of an advertisement for Promoting the AYB Program. The picture must be generic in nature (no Centre's name on it). The Deadline for submitting entries to Head office is April 30th. The entries will be displayed at Nationals and the Winner determined by a vote taken among the National participants. The Winner will receive a set of Paramount Bowling Balls, of their choice of weight and color (or $100 Gift Certificate). The Winning design will be used as the AYB Promotional Poster for the following season. CRITERIA: The Poster must portray Candlepin Bowling. The use of licensed characters will NOT BE PERMITTED, and Computer Designs will be accepted.
Win a set of Paramount Bowling Balls. Deadline for submitting names to Head office is before the beginning of the National Tournament. (See Manual under "Fundraising: for details)
TBD (Under Manual Change Revision)
For all Gift Cards: the Money for the Gift Cards will be sent to the Centre's AYB Coordinator, and he or she will choose where it is most appropriate to purchase the Gift Card. The AYB Bowler WILL NOT RECEIVE CASH.
|Club Name||Contact Information||Coordinator Information||Prop/ Mgr.||Program Day|
|Atholville Alma Bowling Centre||256 Notre Dame Road
Atholville, NB E3N 3Z9
388 Dover St
Campbellton, NB E3N 3M7
Tel: 506-759-7361 (h)
Cel:506-789-8725 (c) email@example.com
|Village of Athoville||Sun 1:00PM / Mon 6:00PM|
|Dieppe Bowlarama||476 Gauvin Road
Dieppe, NB E1A 1M7
364 Gauvin Rd
Dieppe, NB E1A 1M1
|Caron's Bowling Centre||104 Court Street
Dalhousie, NB E8C 1L7
317 Flynn Lane
Dalhousie, NB E8C 1R4
|Castle Lanes Bowling Centre||359 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB E1V 1P8
11883 Route 126
Colletta, NB E4Y 2S1
|Fairlanes Bowling Centre||936 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB E1C 2S2
30 Collette St
Dieppe, NB E1A 5Z9
|Kingswood Lanes||31 Kingswood Park
Fredericton, NB E3C 2L4
267 Driftwood Loop
Fredericton, NB E3B 7P1
Tel: 506-457-9401 (h)
|Parklane Bowl||28 Biggs Drive
Riverview, NB E1B 3H5
46 Carnation Cres
|Todd Stoyles||Mon 4:00PM|
|Woodstock Bowlacade||PO Box 4315
11 Sawyer Road
Woodstock, NB E7M 6B7
1790 Route 540
Kirkland, NB E7N 2K3
|Chipman Bowlarama||Industrial Park Rd
Chipman, NB E4A 2M9
|Club Name||Contact Information||Coordinator Information||Prop/ Mgr.||Program Day|
|Unbowlievable Lanes||11 Strike Lane
Smith Settlement, NS
19 Warf Road
Ostrea Lake, NS B0J 2L0
Tel: 902-891-0128 (c)
|Ron & Patricia Poan(Prop)||Sun
1:00 + 3:00PM
|Pajo's Bowling Centre||PO Box 327
79 Victoria Road
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
|Jody & Heather Lantz
P.O. Box 313
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Tel: 902-634-3226 (h)
|Bowlarama Bayers Road||3459 Desmond Ave.
22 Bradbury Lane
|Bowlarama(South Center)||16 Dentith Road
Halifax, NS B3R 2H9
18 Foxwood Terrace
Halifax, NS B3R 2H7
2196 Prospect Road
Hatchet lake, NS B3T 1R8
Tel: 902-852-2269 (h)
Fax: 902-424-3287 (h)
|Brunswick Lanes||80 Brunswick Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2G5
|Town Center Lanes||234 Commercial Street
Glace Bay, NS B1A 3C2
12 McVicar St
Glace Bay, NS B1A 3X2
Tel: 902-849-1986 (h)
Tel: 902-578-8399(c) firstname.lastname@example.org
174 Brooklyn St
Sydney, NS B1P 5B6
Tel: 902-270-2313 (h)
|Seaside Bowling Lanes||P.O Box 27
Smith's Cove, NS B0S 1S0
Tel: 902-308-1033 (c)
|Heather Bowling Lanes||612 East River Road
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3S2
|Bible Hill Bowlacade||27 Jeniffer Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B2H 6M5
|Superbowl||300 Sackville Dr
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2R6
|Windsor Lanes||120 Centennial Dr
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
|Ocean Lanes||45 Lake Rd
Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0