Central College is adding new club sports for the 2019-20 school year, including men’s volleyball and women’s bowling with the possibility of both soon becoming varsity sports. Men’s volleyball and women’s bowling continue to be emerging intercollegiate sports, the result of increased participation at the high school level. Club sports are competitive, typically require tryouts to join and games/matches are played against other schools. They may be sponsored by the college but not regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 60,000 boys across the country participated in sanctioned varsity boys volleyball programs. In fact, 16 states offer it as a sanctioned sport. Girls bowling at the high school level has more than 1,300 participants, as of the 2017-18 school year. Girls bowling is sanctioned in 20 states, including Iowa. There are currently nine colleges in Iowa with a varsity men’s volleyball program, including eight members of the NAIA. Des Moines hosted the inaugural NAIA men’s national championships in 2019 and will do so again in 2020. Grand View was a semifinalist.