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Unified Bowling

Unified Bowling became an NSAA sport during the 2016-17 school year. Unified Sports is based on the model of Special Olympics. Unified Bowling is a bowling team comprised of students with an intellectual disability (athletes) and students without an intellectual disability (partners). Each team is made up of 1 athlete and 2-4 partners. 3 team members bowl during each game. Games are bowled using the Baker’s format. The athlete bowls frames 1, 4, 7, and 10. The first partner bowls frames 2, 5, and 8. The second partner bowls frames 3, 6, and 9. It is a true team effort to get the most pins down. The highest total pinfall in a designated number of games is how a team wins.

The Unified Bowling Season is from mid October through the first week of December. It falls between the fall and winter sports season. Unified Bowling is the ONLY NSAA high school sport in which participants can be part of more than one sports team at the same time.

 

Unified Sports

  • Provides meaningful and real sport experience. Not all students can make a varsity team. Unified Sports makes it possible for more students to have an opportunity to participate in this meaningful activity.
  • Provides Social Inclusion, which impacts the entire school climate in a positive way, promoting respect, acceptance and diversity. Students are valued for their unique talents and skills.
  • Helps reduce bullying through empowerment, awareness and engagement.
  • Improves health and fitness

 

 


 

Tessa Matuszczak Tessa Matuszczak
Head Coach

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Kyla MaasKyla Maas
Assistant Coach

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