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  • 0:52

    In bowling, it’s important to have strong wrist and forearm muscles for continued success. Wrist exercises improve wrist strength, which helps increase ball speed and rev rate along with counterbalancing the repetitive motion of the bowling release. It sounds counterintuitive, but having a stronger wrist will aid you in limiting your grip pressure on the…

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  • 4:13

    Being balanced at the foul line as you deliver the ball is the goal when attempting to perfect the finish position. Errant shots are almost a certainty without a balanced finish position. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant along with Junior Gold Champion Annalise O’Bryant illustrate what a balanced finish position looks like…

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  • 8:00

    Abralon pads, Mirka pads and TruCut sanding pads are used to adjust the bowling ball’s surface. The lower-grit sanding pad, the earlier the ball hooks down lane. Conversely, the higher the number sanding pad the later the bowling ball hooks down lane. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level…

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Bowling ExercisesShow More >

  • 0:52

    In bowling, it’s important to have strong wrist and forearm muscles for continued success. Wrist exercises improve wrist strength, which helps increase ball speed and rev rate along with counterbalancing the repetitive motion of the bowling release. It sounds counterintuitive, but having a stronger wrist will aid you in limiting your grip pressure on the…

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  • 0:50

    A lunge is essentially a big step forward. When you add free weights such as dumbbells, this adds additional work for the quads and glutes. Dumbbell lunges require you to be comfortable and able to remain balanced doing a basic lunge before adding free weights to the exercise. Having healthy quads helps maintain balance and…

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  • 0:52

    The barbell lunge exercise is a great way to improve your ability to maintain posture throughout your bowling approach and add strength and balance to the finish position. A barbell lunge increases the difficulty of the lunge, so you can get more out of it. When you add the barbell to a lunge, it allows…

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EquipmentShow More >

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    Abralon pads, Mirka pads and TruCut sanding pads are used to adjust the bowling ball’s surface. The lower-grit sanding pad, the earlier the ball hooks down lane. Conversely, the higher the number sanding pad the later the bowling ball hooks down lane. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level…

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  • 3:38

    Expecting your bowling ball to perform the way it did out of the box without maintaining it is like driving your car without changing the oil or tires. Eventually, it will break down and not work the way it once did. In this free video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, covers…

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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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Lane PlayShow More >

  • 8:00

    Abralon pads, Mirka pads and TruCut sanding pads are used to adjust the bowling ball’s surface. The lower-grit sanding pad, the earlier the ball hooks down lane. Conversely, the higher the number sanding pad the later the bowling ball hooks down lane. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level…

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  • 2:36

    Most tournaments you bowl in today post the tournament graph or lane sheet in advance. This tells you the bowling oil pattern you will be bowling on. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains all of the information on the lane sheet and how it can help improve your odds at success when knowing the bowling…

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  • 9:19

    From bowling ball choices to mental and physical preparation, tournament bowling is a demanding test of skill and endurance. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant will walk through what it takes to get prepared for a tournament so you can bowl at your best. Bowling Ball Arsenal for Tournament Bowling The goal for…

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Mental GameShow More >

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    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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  • 5:34

    We all deal with pressure, it’s part of being human, and it’s necessary for competition. What separates the average bowler from the greatest in the game is how they react in pressure situations. When the lights are bright and a prize is at stake, it’s the ones who handle their nerves and execute that get…

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Off the LanesShow More >

  • 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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  • 4:24

    Too much grip pressure in bowling creates issues and bad habits in your game, adversely affecting your bowling technique. Getting a proper fit avoids having to unlearn the bad habits that too much grip pressure creates. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what a proper fit looks and feels like. Grip When…

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  • 3:30

    Axis rotation is the angle made between the bowling ball rotation and its movement down-lane. More axis rotation applied to a bowling ball gives you more skid and hook potential down-lane. Less axis rotation applied to a bowling ball gives you less skid and hook potential down-lane. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant…

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Physical GameShow More >

  • 4:13

    Being balanced at the foul line as you deliver the ball is the goal when attempting to perfect the finish position. Errant shots are almost a certainty without a balanced finish position. Silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant along with Junior Gold Champion Annalise O’Bryant illustrate what a balanced finish position looks like…

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  • 4:17

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Charles Caleb Colton said. With the PBA and PWBA tours televised regularly, along with today’s social media reach, bowlers often find themselves imitating a pro’s bowling style. In this video, silver level coaches Dan Triske and Doug O’Bryant explain the pros and cons involved in trying to mimic…

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  • 3:51

    The One-Step Drill is the one drill every bowler of every skill level should work on in their practice routine. It eliminates the earlier steps in the approach, allowing you to focus on the slide and the release. It also creates proper leverage and timing in the finish position. Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track breaks…

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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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