If you are in charge of planning a bowl event for your school or university, you know that a lot of the work is focused on the scheduling of these events. A bowl is the term traditionally used in the football world for a postseason game between specially invited teams. But it has now expanded to cover all manner of events and programs, from academic bowls, to quiz bowls, and bowls for sports other than football (we even have a Schedule Template for a tonga bowl).
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If this describes anything you’re up to, take a look at these free templates for useful options on how to format and structure your bowl schedules.
Printable Academic Bowl Schedule
Printable College Football Bowl Schedule
Printable Football Bowl Schedule
Printable Music Bowl Schedule
Free Printable Bowl Schedule
How Do I Schedule Bowls?
Bowl schedules, especially for college sports, have to be issued early on in the year. This will give the players enough time to prepare for the off-season. How do you go about scheduling this early on? The first step is to know your matchups. If you are not also the coach of the school team(s), you will need to work closely with whoever that is.
The events themselves may be only a day long, but the preparation stage is a long-term process that requires a lot of skillful oversight.
Some things to keep in mind when drafting your bowl schedule:
- Clearly indicate the academic year for the schedule.
- Check your event names and their designated dates. If there is any unforeseen complication with the matchup team, you should be able to make last-minute amendments.
- Be sure to note venues, and immediately update your schedule if a shift in location is decided.
- If matchup teams are involved, a table format is recommended to match each team against its rival (see Printable Scholar Bowl Schedule).
- You may have to draft a separate schedule per event day, especially if the bowl involves a detailed program (see Printable Tonga Bowl Schedule).
Many bowl schedules will not only pinpoint game days but also the days for practice meets. This is especially crucial for sports, and so you will find this is usually a part of a good Basketball Schedule Template.
Download these completed samples to serve as inspiration and reference. To start drafting your schedule, you might want a Word Schedule Template that you can edit in your computer.
Printable Scholar Bowl Schedule
Printable College Football Playoff Bowl Schedule
Printable Bowl Game Schedule
Printable Tonga Bowl Schedule
Printable Quiz Bowl Schedule
How to Use These Schedule Templates
These schedules can help you draft a layout of your own, based on the kind of bowl you are planning. But you don’t have to stick with the Printable College Football Bowl Schedule only for football, and neither does the Printable Music Bowl Schedule have to serve the music department’s events. Use any of these templates as guidelines to create any kind of bowl schedule you might need. All of them ca be downloaded as free PDF files.
Bonus Schedule Templates
When it comes to school events, you would think the Sports Schedule Template is the be-all and end-all of all extracurricular activity. But sports and extracurriculars make up only one side of the coin. To help you plan for the rest of the school year, check out these related links for academic schedule and study calendar templates: