Bowling was introduced as a Special Olympics sport in 1975. Bowling is mainly a Spring and Summer sport and training is usually from September to June.

Details for AREA P BOWLING Program

***AREA P hosts bowling programs in Lackawanna, Pike, and Wayne counties.  Please see details below on each training location.***

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

SOPA Season: Winter (Sep – Apr)

Location: Idle Hours North

Head Coach: Joe & Chris Lillis

What to Expect: Athletes pay $8 per game.

Training Specifics

Competition Dates

Equipment: Bowling balls are provided at the alley, but feel free to bring your own.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with collared shirts for competition.

PIKE COUNTY

SOPA Season: Fall

Location: Wallenpaupack Bowling and Sports Center

Head Coach: Al & Betty Ann Baerenclau –baerenkl@ptd.net, cell: 570-470-3108, Deb O’Neil

What to Expect

Training Specifics: Saturdays at 4:30 pm. Mid-September until late November.

Competition Dates:

Equipment: Bowling balls are provided at the alley, but feel free to bring your own. 

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with collared shirts for competition.

WAYNE COUNTY

SOPA Season: Winter

Location: Port Jervis Bowl

Head Coach: Eric Kudrich, Lynette Pousley (competitive school age), Mike DeVita (adults)

What to Expect

Training Specifics

Competition Dates:

Equipment: Bowling balls are provided at the alley, but feel free to bring your own. 

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with collared shirts for competition.

**IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS** 

ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to the program manager for filing.

ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).

ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).