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Youth Bowling

One of the largest youth bowling programs in Central Illinois

Pheasant Lanes Youth Bowling Program

One of the largest youth bowling programs in Central Illinois. Youth leagues are available on multiple days.

Our Safe Sport registered volunteer coaches can teach the basic fundamentals of bowling or work to build and improve your child's bowling skills.

pheasant lanes youth program

Dear Youth Bowling Parents

I would like to extend a “Welcome Back” to Pheasant Lanes Family Fun Center for the 2020 – 2021 Youth Bowling Season. I would like to invite you to the 2020 – 2021 YOUTH BOWLING BLAST OFF! We will be holding registration for the upcoming season on August 22nd 2020, from 9am – 12pm.

While I’m sure you may have many questions or concerns with how we will be moving forward, let me assure you that we will be following all National, State and Local guidelines as we have been since the Illinois Re-opening of Phase 4.

I would like to first and foremost like to thank Carla Dicken for her past duties as the Pheasant Lanes Youth Program Director. She has been helpful with questions during the transition to our new Youth Directors.

Both of the people that have agreed to run the program this year are no strangers to youth bowling. Mike Mailloux and Ashley Gargano will be assisting with running the program this year. Mike has been a coach and a back-up to Carla for the past few years. Ashley has been a coach as well in the Alley Gators and Bantam bowlers for the past 3 years and also is a product of the Pheasant Lanes Youth Program.

With that being said, let me get to some changes we will have for this coming season. New for this year is we will be offering TWO TWELEVE WEEK SESSIONS for our youth to compete in. As of the time of this letter being written, the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors are in the midst of a legal dispute with Governor Pritzker’s office, should they win this it will allow for bowling centers to open to more than their current capacity of 50 customers. We are hoping to have more information by the registration date.

Also new this year we will be doing a ONE TIME FEE for the session of bowling. This will require a full and complete payment at the time of registration. (This one-time fee, is also giving the bowlers 2 free weeks of league play, thus allowing for the ability to miss weeks and not have to worry about scheduling any pre-bowling) We will be continuing with a registration fee of $25, which will help offset the cost of bowler’s shirts as well as their awards/prizes.

The start date for the first session will be September 10th for Thursday Youth Program and September 12th for our Saturday Program. Both of these leagues will be bowling 12 weeks ending on December 3rd and December 5th respectively.

We realize that this is a different time for everything, including youth sports. Should anything change and we are unable to start on the given dates we will look at what modifications can be made to accommodate the bowlers.

Please feel free to contact David Bartlett for additional questions or concerns by phone 309-663-8556 or email at


Your Youth League Program Team

Mike, Ashley, and David

Youth Program Highlights!

Youth Program T-Shirt

Each bowler will receive a shirt for bowling.

Bowler FBT Card (Frequent Bowler Tracking)

Earn tokens when you wear your youth program shirt! Add your tokens to your FBT card like a debit card. Use your card balance toward open play fees, snack bar purchases or in $5 increments for an arcade card! Arcade cards must be purchased at the front desk when using your FBT balance.

Certified Instruction by Volunteer Coaches

Learn the proper techniques to increase your bowling skills!


  • Bowler of the Week
  • Individual Score Achievements
  • Team position awards at the end of the season!
  • Awards party at the end of the season!
Tournament Opportunities
  • USBC Pepsi Tournament
  • ISBPA Youth Singles
  • Illinois State USBC Youth Team Open
  • Illinois State Scholarship Tour
  • Greater Bloomington USBC Youth Association Tournament
  • 9-Pin No-Tap Adult-Child Tournament
  • Bowler of the Year Tournament
  • USA Bowling Heartland Regional Qualifier
Scholarship Opportunities
  • Grand Prix Scholarship Program
  • Saturday Klassic Keglers League / Thursday Go Getters League / Sunday Adult-Child League / Sunday Junior Gold League
  • Scholarships for league play are paid through the SMART Program at USBC


Call (309) 663-8556

Alley Gators

Pick a day!

Thursdays at 4:45 PM or Saturdays at 10:30 AM

First sessions begin October 8th & 10th

Ages 3-5: $30 per child includes:
  • One game per week – Short 8-week session
  • Thursday league will bowl October 8th-December 3rd at 4:45 PM
  • Saturday league will bowl October 10th-December 5th at 10:30 AM
  • Utilizing our Alligator Ball Ramps – requires parent supervision
  • Free Alley Gator T-Shirt
Name of League/Fee per SessionDay/TimeSession 1
12 Weeks
Session 2
12 Weeks
Go Getters I-$130/session*
Ages 12 & under
4:45 PM
September 10th–December 3rdJanuary 7th –
March 25th
2 youths per team –3 games
Trophies awarded
Go Getters II -$130/session* Ages 13-18 & under)Thursday
4:45 PM
September 10th–December 3rdJanuary 7th –
March 25th
2 youths per team –3 games Scholarships awarded
Bumper Buddies -$70/session*Ages 5-7Thursday
4:45 PM
September 10th–December 3rdJanuary 7th – March 25th2 games per week with bumpers
Alley Gators -$30 One-time fee Ages 3-5 –Parent supervision requiredThursday
4:45 PM
October 8th–December 3rdFebruary 4th–March 25th1 game per week using the “Alley Gator” ramps
Pat’s Pals -$40/session* Ages 4-7Saturday
9:00 AM
September 12th–December 5tJanuary 9th –
April 3rd
1 game with bumpers
Trophies awarded
2-3 bowlers per team
Bantam Mixed -$70/session* Ages 8 & underSaturday
9:00 AM
September 12th–
December 5th
January 9th –
April 3rd
2 games no bumpers
Trophies awarded
2-3 bowlers per team
Rising Stars -$100/session* Ages 12 & underSaturday
9:00 AM
September 12th–December 5th January 9th –
April 3rd
4 youths per team–3 games No bumpers –Trophies awarded
Klassic Kegler’s -$130/session* Ages over 12Saturday
9:00 AM
September 12th – December 5thJanuary 9th –
April 3rd
4 youths per team–3 games Scholarships awarded – No trophies
Alley Gators -$30 One-time fee Ages 3-5 –Parent supervision requiredSaturday
10:30 AM
October 10th – December 5thFebruary 6th –
April 3rd
1 game per weekusing the “Alley Gator” ramps
Adult-Child Bumper -$70/session* Ages 4-8Sunday
4:00 PM
September 13th–December 6th January 10th –
March 28th
1 adult & 1 child
2 games per week–Trophies awarded
Adult-Child -$120/session*
Ages 18& under –Scholarship awards
4:00 PM
September 13th–December 6th January 10th –
March 28th
2 person teams – 3 games
1 adult & 1 youth (any age) 2 youths (12 & over)
Junior Gold -Weekly Fee TBD–Nationals in IndyRequires Junior Gold membership fee ($30)Sunday
6:00 PM
September 13th – December 6thJanuary 10th –
March 28th
Informational meeting will be held if you are interested. Contact Mike Mailloux

$25 Registration Fee Per Bowler

*Discounted payment if the entire 12-weeks sessions are paid in full.

Register for 2 or more leagues & receive the 2nd registration for only $15!

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