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  • 4:09

    What is a strong bowling ball? What is a weak bowling ball? There is a misconception amongst many bowlers that a strong bowling ball hooks the most. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track sets the record straight and explains how we view ball motion and how it dictates ball choice when matching up to the lane…

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  • 1:22

    Bowling can cause tightness and even injury in your calf muscles and hip flexors. That’s why It’s important to always warm-up prior to bowling. The Kneeling Stride is a calf and hip flexor stretch that can be done before, after or both before and after bowling, giving you instant relief in those areas. In order…

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  • 1:58

    The main function of wrist supports is to assist bowlers in achieving a better bowling hand position. While some bowlers can achieve this without a wrist support, others need assistance. This enables them to increase their shot repeatability. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between introductory…

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Bowling ExercisesShow More >

  • 1:22

    Bowling can cause tightness and even injury in your calf muscles and hip flexors. That’s why It’s important to always warm-up prior to bowling. The Kneeling Stride is a calf and hip flexor stretch that can be done before, after or both before and after bowling, giving you instant relief in those areas. In order…

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  • 0:41

    Bowling’s hook release consists of the thumb exiting the ball first with wrist rotation and the fingers releasing from their holes next. Bowlers hook the ball to get the most entry angle into the pocket, limiting pin deflection, and ultimately, giving them the best opportunity to strike. The bowling ball is a heavy object and…

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  • 2:22

    Slider exercises are great for strengthening your lower body and improving balance. Most sliders come with two different sides. One side is soft and the other is hard. The soft side is used for harder surfaces like wood, tile, and laminate floors. The hard side is designed to allow you to slide on the carpet.…

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EquipmentShow More >

  • 4:09

    What is a strong bowling ball? What is a weak bowling ball? There is a misconception amongst many bowlers that a strong bowling ball hooks the most. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track sets the record straight and explains how we view ball motion and how it dictates ball choice when matching up to the lane…

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  • 1:58

    The main function of wrist supports is to assist bowlers in achieving a better bowling hand position. While some bowlers can achieve this without a wrist support, others need assistance. This enables them to increase their shot repeatability. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between introductory…

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  • 2:11

    From a recreational bowler who’s thinking about joining a league to a tournament bowler who’s all in, getting the right ball with the right fit is crucial to your development. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that having the wrong ball, a bad fit, or even worse yet, the wrong ball…

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Lane PlayShow More >

  • 4:09

    What is a strong bowling ball? What is a weak bowling ball? There is a misconception amongst many bowlers that a strong bowling ball hooks the most. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track sets the record straight and explains how we view ball motion and how it dictates ball choice when matching up to the lane…

    Watch Now >>
  • 5:18

    When a bowling ball travels down lane, it goes through three distinct phases, skid, hook, and roll. In this video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track demonstrates how understanding ball motion dictates bowling ball choice. Overview From the time you let go of the bowling ball, the bowling ball is slowing down. The fastest the bowling…

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  • 4:07

    There are many ways to make adjustments in the sport of bowling. More speed, less speed, loft, ball choice – the list goes on and on. Mastering multiple bowling releases allows you to play different parts of the lane, with the same ball. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track will show you how changing your hand…

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Mental GameShow More >

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    How do you capitalize on how we visualize? Author, speaker and bronze level bowling coach, Craig Hillier, explains his Run, Run, Create formula and how it will help your performance in pressure situations when all eyes are on you. Run The first “Run” in Hillier’s formula to help calm nerves in pressure situations is to…

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  • 1:43

    A pre shot routine, simply put, is everything that happens before you are ready to take a shot. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to do this routine. However, try to keep it short enough to not take away from the pace of play. In this Quick Tip, Coach Erik…

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  • 4:26

    Bowling becomes an easy game when you develop the ability to repeat shots, but a key area often overlooked when attempting to achieve this is the pre-shot routine. A pre-shot routine is ritualistic in nature. It’s a set of actions you do before putting your shot in motion. In almost every sport, professional athletes have…

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Off the LanesShow More >

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    Bowling equipment is expensive. From owning multiple bowling balls to high-performance bowling shoes, protecting and getting the most out of your investment is an important step towards success out on the lanes. In this premium video, Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske walk you through…

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  • 2:48

    Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned vet, the bowling pro shop can be a confusing place from time to time. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop explains if you’re new to the area or haven’t been to a pro shop near you before, simply stop in and introduce yourself.…

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  • 1:42

    Wrist devices are designed to support your wrist throughout the swing and release. For people with weaker wrists or who experience wrist break in the backswing or during the release, a bowling wrist device is just what the doctor ordered. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the importance…

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Physical GameShow More >

  • 1:22

    Bowling can cause tightness and even injury in your calf muscles and hip flexors. That’s why It’s important to always warm-up prior to bowling. The Kneeling Stride is a calf and hip flexor stretch that can be done before, after or both before and after bowling, giving you instant relief in those areas. In order…

    Watch Now >>
  • 0:41

    Bowling’s hook release consists of the thumb exiting the ball first with wrist rotation and the fingers releasing from their holes next. Bowlers hook the ball to get the most entry angle into the pocket, limiting pin deflection, and ultimately, giving them the best opportunity to strike. The bowling ball is a heavy object and…

    Watch Now >>
  • 1:57

    One thing that naturally happens when throwing a bowling ball is that the non-bowling arm or balance arm comes back behind your body. In this Quick Tip, coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what happens with your shoulders when your balance arm’s hand has the thumb pointed in the down position, as opposed to the…

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Spare ShootingShow More >

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    Splits happen. All of the towel-throwing, ball-return-kicking and obscenities verbalized will not help you when you leave the 7-10 split, or the greek church split, as it’s also called. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske explain the importance of getting count when splits occur. Take…

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  • 4:20

    You play like you practice and you practice how you play. If you find yourself practicing and not seeing the results during your league night or tournament, it’s time to approach practice differently. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske give their insight on bowling practice…

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  • 1:32

    Ask any competitive bowler out there what the most important ball in their bag is and you’ll hear over and over again, “my spare ball.” Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the necessity of having a plastic bowling ball for spares in your bag and how it will help you increase your…

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YouthShow More >

  • Youth Bowling Stretches to Cool Down After Lane Play
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    Just like any other sport, bowling can take a toll on your body if you don’t prepare and care for your muscles before and after playing. Proper warmup and cooldown routines are essential for maintaining healthy muscles, and there are a number of simple bowling stretches and exercises you can do to guarantee you’re ready…

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  • Target Tape Drill for Shooting Spares
    2:50

    Shooting spares is a difficult but necessary component of every bowler’s game. If you can consistently convert open frames into spares, you stand to become a more confident bowler and improve your average. This skill is especially important for youth bowlers who may not yet have developed the power to strike, but it is essential…

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  • Youth One Step Bowling Drill for Added Momentum
    2:11

    Working with youth bowlers who are new to the sport is a matter of building from the basics. More often than not, the mentality toward bowling is that you can just step up to the lane, throw the ball and start to figure out your form with practice. But we want to reverse that logic…

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