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Winter League Information

Our leagues provide an experience no other youth bowling league in McHenry County can!  We focus on delivering a fun, safe league where the kids can learn the fundamentals of bowling.  We have our leagues at Metro Bowl for one reason…it develops better bowlers! Bowling on high tech wood composite lanes, manual scoring and the lack of “flashy” lighting lets the kids focus on bowling. Good bowlers at Metro Bowl are amazing at “Mega” Bowling Centers.

The Junior Bowling Association of McHenry County currently hosts three leagues at Metro Bowl between January and March every year. Each league is split by age and is treated separately for standings and awards.

2024 Winter League Information

Please take a moment to read about our Winter Leagues for 2023.  Share our downloadable flyer with your friends and family.

Instructional League details.  There will be two Instructional Leagues to choose from in 2023.  Both Instructional Leagues are available for children ages 5 -10 and will have the same benefits (coaching, t-shirt, awards, etc).  The first session, Instructional League I, is recommended for children aged 5-8 and will play the season with bumpers.  The second session, Instructional League II, is recommended for children aged 8-10 and we will play the season without bumpers.

Youth League Age Change.  Please note that we have lowered our oldest age to seventeen in the Youth League.  Your youth must be no older than seventeen as of January 1, 2023. This is due to SafeSport requirements for youths eighteen or older participating with younger youth bowlers.  If your child turns eighteen during the league session, this is ok, but your youth will need to take the SafeSport certification test before they are allowed to bowl after their birthday.  If you have any questions, please let us know!

League Start Times are the same as last year.  
We have kept the start times for our leagues to keep a good flow of parents and youths in and out of Metro Bowl and provide time to clean up the alley between shifts.

Instructional League I - 9:30am
Instructional League II - 11:45am
Youth League - 2:00pm

Make-Up Games (Important for 2024)   Due to the popularity of Metro Bowl with league play, open bowling times are unavailable.  Therefore, we will not be able to offer pre or post bowling slots for games that your youth has missed.  We will use a standard absent score for the weeks that your youth is not in attendance.

An Installment payment plan for all registration fees is available for a small fee.  This fee covers the second website and merchant fee to charge your credit card again. We understand that our league starts near the holidays and funds can be tight especially if you have multiple kids registering. The first half of the payment is due on registration and the second half is due on the last Friday of January. 

Finally, if you have a preferred team your child would like to play with, you and your teammates should register on the same day / time. Send us an email when your teammates have all registered.  The expectation is our league will be full this year.

Please Note that you don't need to have a team to register for our leagues!  We'll put you on a team with similarly aged kids and balance the teams out evenly.


Questions?  Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 815-526-7950

Junior Bowling Association of McHenry County

1155 Palmer Ct. 
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Phone : 815-526-7950
Email : [email protected]
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