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    Lane Surface: Wood, Synthetic and Ball Choice

    The type of lane surface you bowl matters. You can put the same oil pattern on a wood lane surface and a synthetic lane surface and they will play differently. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what you can expect when bowling on different lane surfaces. Wood Wooden bowling lanes surface is…

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    The Shoulder Sleeper Stretch

    Lifting a 16-lb bowling ball over your head during the backswing on your approach repeatedly can result in shoulder tightness, soreness, instability and loss of internal rotation in the shoulders. This static stretch stretches the muscles in the backside of the shoulder. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates the Shoulder…

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  • 2:49

    How to Get the Most From Your Bowling Coach

    To improve in the sport of bowling you’re going to need a coach. Professional bowlers at the highest level have their go-to coaches that know their game inside and out. With that said, sometimes professional bowlers seek out alternative opinions and seeing multiple coaches can help gain a new perspective. Scott Pohl, owner of On…

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    The Shoulder Sleeper Stretch

    Lifting a 16-lb bowling ball over your head during the backswing on your approach repeatedly can result in shoulder tightness, soreness, instability and loss of internal rotation in the shoulders. This static stretch stretches the muscles in the backside of the shoulder. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates the Shoulder…

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  • 1:03

    Strengthen Your Core with the Bicycle Exercise

    Having a strong core helps with balance, posture and strength. There are 35 different muscle groups that make up the body’s core and they can be broken up into four different areas: – Back extensors – Abdominals – Lateral trunk muscles – Hip muscles So it’s safe to say you’re going to have to do…

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  • 1:05

    Finish Position Training with Slider Exercises

    Bowling’s finish position is rigorous in nature. Think about it, all of the speed from your footwork culminates into a slide and stop at the foul line all while holding onto and releasing a heavy object, repeatedly. That repetitive behavior adds up, and can take a toll on the body. Slider exercises are great for…

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    How to Adjust a Bowling Ball’s Surface

    Why does a bowling ball hook? Layout, axis tilt, axis rotation, and a bowling ball’s core are all factors but the single largest contributing factor (75%) of a bowling ball’s reaction is having the correct surface on its coverstock. In this Premium Video, Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains how to…

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  • 3:02

    How To Build a Bowling Ball Arsenal

    A bowling ball arsenal is designed by bowlers to give them the best chance at success at their next competition. The style of bowler you are and the lane conditions you are bowling on influence what bowling balls go into your bag. If you’re a speed dominant player, your arsenal should lean towards more aggressive…

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  • 2:08

    Excessive Bowling Grip Pressure Warning Signs

    How do you know what the proper amount of grip pressure is, with the bowling ball in your hand, throughout a shot? As Coach Erik Vermilyea of Track explains, you need to have your grip pressure as light as possible, which means little to no squeezing. This will be different for everyone, so learn the…

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    Lane Surface: Wood, Synthetic and Ball Choice

    The type of lane surface you bowl matters. You can put the same oil pattern on a wood lane surface and a synthetic lane surface and they will play differently. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what you can expect when bowling on different lane surfaces. Wood Wooden bowling lanes surface is…

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  • 2:50

    Bowling Lane Courtesy Variations

    Lane courtesy is about more than respect for each other’s game, it’s also about keeping the pace of play moving to help ensure the best possible outcome for everyone participating. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains the differences between league and tournament bowling lane courtesy. When it is your turn, be ready…

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  • 2:28

    Ball Motion: Bowling Ball Coverstock Adjustments

    Layout, pin placement, core and coverstock are the equipment components that determine a bowling ball’s motion on the lane. In this premium video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that 75% of a bowling ball’s reaction comes from having the proper surface applied to its coverstock. Bowling Balls Dull bowling balls…

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    Embrace the Breaks & Minimize the Mistakes

    Barely missing the cut at a tournament stings. It’s easy to think about all of the “should haves” and “could haves” that kept you out of the money. Author, speaker, and bronze level bowling coach, Craig Hillier recollects a tournament experience he had where he missed the cut, and in reflection, came up with the…

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  • 4:15

    The Bowling Pin: A Symbol for Success

    Have you ever thought about what it’s like to be a bowling pin? Always getting knocked down, pushed around and even celebrated when hit by a heavy bowling ball. Everyone at some point in their life can relate with the plight of the bowling pin. Author, speaker, and bronze level bowling coach, Craig Hillier explains…

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  • 3:48

    What Can and Cannot be Controlled in Bowling?

    Being “present” when bowling is filled with mental challenges. Training your mental game to meet these challenges is a key component for elite bowlers and those learning how to bowl better. Scott Pohl, the owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains that the things we can and cannot control on and off the lanes affect…

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  • 2:49

    How to Get the Most From Your Bowling Coach

    To improve in the sport of bowling you’re going to need a coach. Professional bowlers at the highest level have their go-to coaches that know their game inside and out. With that said, sometimes professional bowlers seek out alternative opinions and seeing multiple coaches can help gain a new perspective. Scott Pohl, owner of On…

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  • 2:17

    How To Train Your Bowling Game

    Through the years coaches and competitive bowlers have noticed that when a bowler “practices” they generally set aside an hour to bowl three games for score. In this premium video, four-time Team USA member, three-time USBC Open Championships winner, and owner of On Track Pro Shop, Scott Pohl, explains four key training methods that will…

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  • 3:45

    Getting Fitted for a Bowling Ball at a Pro Shop

    Getting the right fit with your bowling ball is the most important off-the-lanes agenda item every bowler needs to get right to be successful. It’s where it all starts. You will develop more problem areas in your game if your fingers and thumb do not fit in the bowling ball properly. Scott Pohl, owner of…

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    Should I Fix My Drift on the Approach?

    Bowling’s modern game requires modern thinking. Drift has a negative connotation amongst many bowlers. In this premium video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains what drift is and when it is considered a problem. Know your Normal Everyone’s body type, makeup, and how they bowl are unique unto themselves. The oil pattern you are playing…

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  • 3:08

    How To Angle Your Shoulders When Throwing

    What is shoulder angle/rotation and why do you need to know how it works to be a successful bowler? Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track defines shoulder/angle rotation as simply the angle of your shoulders as you’re throwing the bowling ball down lane. Sometimes your shoulders are square to the lane and sometimes they are open…

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  • 5:41

    Axis Rotation & Axis Tilt: Bowling Release Adjustments

    There are many adjustments that can be made in bowling when the lane conditions are transitioning like changing ball speed, altering rev rate, changing where you stand and/or where you are targeting down lane, for example. In this premium video, Coach Erik Vermilyea with Track explains the differences between axis rotation and axis tilt and…

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    Developing a Split Strategy

    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

    Bowling Practice with Purpose: Developing a Plan

    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

    Using Plastic Bowling Balls for Spares

    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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  • Youth Bowling Stretches to Cool Down After Lane Play
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    Youth Bowling Stretches to Cool Down After Lane Play

    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
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    Target Tape Drill for Shooting Spares

    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
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    Youth One Step Bowling Drill for Added Momentum

    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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