Preparing to attend Collegiate Expo
Our team of coaches is certainly revved up to get on the lanes and share their knowledge of the sport with you. Listed below are a few details you may find helpful in preparing for the event.
What do I wear each day?
Students are encouraged to dress comfortably during the first two days of the event. You will be on and off the lanes and in classroom. It’s summer time so shorts, t-shirts, bowling polo shirts, jeans, skirts etc. are all appropriate. However, for the Audition Tournament on Thursday, students will be required to wear the jersey provided in your welcome package paired with tournament worthy slacks, pants, shorts or skirts. Remember, this is your time to shine! Collegiate Coaches will be watching and you’ll want to look your best!
Ball Demo is Open to All Students, Parents & Guests
One of the fun segments of the Collegiate Expo is the On-Lane Ball Demonstrations and sponsor exhibits Tuesday morning. Students along with parents and registered guests can take to the lanes, meet the brand experts and try all the latest and greatest new bowling balls. This is also a great opportunity for students to have their arsenal reviewed by the ball reps to determine other suggested equipment.
Bring along your Bowling-College Resume
College coaches from around the country will be attending the Collegiate Expo. Leave them with a lasting impression and have a copy of your bowling-college resume on-hand. Students and parents will have a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with interested colleges during the Open House following the Audition Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Bowling-College Resume Outline (pdf)
Video Capture Service Available
Mike Shady, USBC Hall of Fame and a BJI Top 100 Coach since 2005, will be offering video capture services for students. Sessions are scheduled by appointment ONLY, in-advance or on-site, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11-12th, starting at 9:00am – 6:30pm each day. Video will be captured from back and side view with brief analysis by Coach Mike. Sessions are $20 each and include CD/DVD of session. Fee paid directly to Coach Mike on site. Space is limited to 36 students/day.
Call 800.530.9878 to schedule appointment.
Purchase Specials and Event Merchandise
Ballard’s Bowling Academy, located inside Cityview Lanes will be open throughout the event and will have many purchase incentives and special offers from our sponsors. Be sure to look for special coupons and discounts in your student registration bag sponsored by Hammer. A Turbo Merchandise Booth will also be available on the concourse and offer special apparel, autographed memorabilia and accessories. Don’t miss out on your chance to SAVE BIG!