• Standard USBC Adult Membership: $25
    ($10 local + $2 state + $13 national)
  • Local Transfer Fee: $10
  • Local Transfer Fee + State Fee: $12
  • Standard USBC Senior League Membership: $20
    ($5 local + $2 state + $13 national)
    Valid only for membership bowled and paid in a NLAC USBC certified senior league
  • Basic membership* for Short Season Leagues: $12 per League
    16 weeks or less/no local awards/certified average only
    ($3 Local + $2 State + $7 National)


  • Standard USBC Youth Membership: $10
    (National Processing Fee: $4 + Local Processing Fee: $5.50 + State Fee: $.50)
    Upgrade to Junior Gold U12 Division: Additional $10
    Upgrade to Junior Gold U15/U20 Division: Additional $30
  • Youth Transfer Fee Local: $6
  • Special Olympic: $16
    (National Processing Fee: $10 + Local Processing Fee: $5.50 + State Fee: $.50)


Bowlers competing in short-season leagues now can purchase a USBC Adult Basic membership.

Available for bowlers who compete in leagues that have 16 or fewer sessions, the membership costs $12 and provides a USBC-certified average so bowlers can compete in local, state and national tournaments.

In addition to the league having 16 or fewer sessions, the league must designate as a short-season league; the league’s prize fund will be bonded. Each USBC Adult Basic membership will be good only for that league, which means if a bowler wants to participate in another short-season league, they would have to purchase another USBC Adult Basic membership or upgrade to a USBC Adult Standard membership.

Membership cards are electronic only for the USBC Adult Basic membership. High score achievements will be recognized and officially recorded by USBC, but awards such as rings and plaques are not included in the USBC Adult Basic membership. Members do have the option to purchase high score awards.

Bowlers with a current Adult Standard membership would not be required to purchase a USBC Adult Basic membership to compete in a short-season league and would be eligible for honor score awards earned in the league.

At the 2012 USBC Annual Meeting, delegates approved a change to have all memberships end each July 31. The USBC Adult Basic membership was designed to provide a reasonably-priced alternative for proprietors and bowlers who want a USBC membership for short-season leagues, particularly in the spring or summer.

For Commonly Asked Questions about the new USBC Adult Basic Membership, please click here.


The United States Bowling Congress officially launched Jan. 1, 2005, as the organization to serve adult and youth bowlers in the United States. Today, USBC serves almost two million members. USBC is the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). We’re a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. USBC stands for values that include commitment, innovation, integrity, inclusiveness and fun.

Part of USBC’s mission, as the national governing body, is to provide programs and services that enhance the bowling experience. As state or local representatives of USBC, the board plays a vital role in the success of USBC programs by ensuring they are implemented properly. The following highlights a number of programs and services which, if implemented correctly, can help to increase exposure and build awareness and affiliation with USBC.


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