National Training Squad


In an effort to develop a clear pathway for athletes to progress from grass roots through to elite level competition, Tenpin Bowling Australia introduced the State Based Training Program in 2009 for athletes who were at state representation level and above, with the National Training Squad following in 2011.

TBA through its High Performance committee consistently evaluates feedback from current athletes, coaches, State Associations and the wider community and makes changes to both programs to strengthen the pathway to elite level competition with the ultimate goal of developing world class athletes.

TBA believes that the National Training Squad is imperative if Australia is to achieving the strategetic objective of being ranked in the top 10 in the world by 2017. 

The National Training Squad consists of up to a maximum number of:

  • 24 adults
  • 24 youth bowlers (under 21 as at 1st January)

For more information about the National Training Squad please check out the current NTS Policy.