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SAVE these DATES for 2021! 

Just Added- January 26th-28th

Special Three Day School conveniently located in Kansas City, MO. for $599 with Free hotel for the first 12 registrations

With only 24 seats available to allow for social distancing we expect this class to book full so take advantage of the special pricing and reserve your seat now.  


April 18th - 23rd 

Register Early for Only $999, plus additional attendees from the same company are only $299 each person!

We expect this class to book full so take advantage of the Early pricing and reserve your seat now. After this class your next opportunity to attend a School for Bowling Center Management at the International Bowling Campus won't be until April 2022.  

Each year, the BPAA Bowling University hosts several installments of the School for Bowling Center Management. Each class has several components that make it unique from other classes including: new topics covered, different host locations, different materials available to the students, etc.

Designed for everyone that is or aspires to be a Bowing Center Manager or proprietor, our intense 5-day training program has a profit-making curriculum covering everything from Marketing and F&B to League and Group events growth.

Five-Day Course and Workshop Includes:

Contact Kelly Bednar if you have any questions.

Register Early for Only $999, plus additional attendees from the same company are only $299 each person!

After this class your next opportunity to attend a School for Bowling Center Management at the International Bowling Campus won't be until April 2022.   

Reserve Your Seat Now!
Upcoming Scheduled Class: April 18 - 23, 2021

Reserve Your Seats Now!
Kansas City Management School Proposed Agenda

Agenda subject to change

Day 1
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome / Introductions / Expectations
9:00 AM – Noon Strategic Marketing
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Strategic Marketing Continued
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Digital Marketing 

Day 2

8:30 AM – Noon Food & Beverage in a COVID climate
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Food & Beverage continued
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Talent Acquisition 

Day 3
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Customer Service – Defining & Delivering 
10:00 AM – Noon 5 Choices – Improving Productivity 
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 5 Choices Continued
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Wrap Up / Next Steps 

Air Travel should be booked to Kansas City International. KCI 
Arrival Monday 1/25 and Departing no sooner than 5:00pm Thursday 1/28

To Book hotel regardless of being on of the first 12 or not 

Follow this link to book: 

Kansas City Airport Marriot 

Event Summary:
Bowling Proprietors' Association of America Management School
Start Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
End Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Kansas City Airport Marriott for 129 USD per night
Book your group rate for Bowling Proprietors' Association of America Management School


SAMPLE Course Agenda

Management School Schedule*
Arlington, TX

*Schedule is subject to change

Sunday, April 18, 2021

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Happy Half Hour (Food & Drink Provided) 
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Introductions & Expectations

7:00 pm–  8:00 pm  Everything DiSC Management Profile

Monday, April 19
8:30 am – 9:00 am Marketing – Utilizing Demographics
9:00 am – 9:30 am Marketing – Day Part Management 
9:30 am – 11:00 am Marketing – Revenue Management 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Marketing—Benchmarks/Operating Practices/Business metrics
12:00 pm –1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Marketing – Program Development-League Play
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Marketing – Program Development-Casual Play

Tuesday, April 20
8:30 am – 10:30 am Birthday Parties
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Group Events
12:30 pm –1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Digital Marketing/Social Media 

Wednesday, April 21
8:30 am– 12:00 pm Food & Beverage
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Food & Beverage (continued)
2:45 pm – 5:00 pm Talent Acquisition—Recruiting, Training, Retaining Staff

Thursday, April 22

8:30 am –10:00 am Youth 
10:15 am –12:00 pm Improving Daily Profitability– Understanding Your Sales Numbers
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Improving Daily Profitability– Profitability Exercise 
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Graduation Dinner  

Friday, April 23
8:30 am – 12:30 pm The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch 
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Wrap Up – Next Steps


Travel Arrangements

The International Bowling Campus Travel Department is available to make any travel arrangements required by the students. Simply contact one of the travel department representatives at 1-800-343-1329 or

Flight / Airport Information

The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is approximately 15 miles from The International Bowling Campus. Since the DFW Airport is a major hub, it offers flights through most airlines and a variety of arrival and departure times and options. Considering its proximity to our facility and the availability of free shuttle service to the host hotel, we urge all students who will fly in for the class to designate the DFW Airport as their final destination. Visit



There are several hotels within close proximity of the bowling campus; our meeting department has negotiated a bowling center proprietor friendly rate with the Arlington North Dallas LaQuinta this property is located near the bowling campus and within walking distance from the campus and dining options. Students choosing to stay at this hotel can avoid car rental as the hotel offers a free shuttle from the airport and several restaurants nearby.  

You are welcome contact our education team if you have any question about booking reservations. 

We encourage everyone to stay at the host hotel for no other reasons than to continue the learning and network with classmates. 


Local Attractions

In the community surrounding the International Bowling Campus, there are a variety of dining and entertainment options. During the class, students have a limited amount of free time; however, they will have several evenings to have dinner on their own or enjoy one of Arlington’s local hot spots. The following links will give you an opportunity to plan your visit:
Texas Rangers
Dallas Cowboys
Six Flags Over Texas

Texas Live and More