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    Two-Handed Bowling: 2LS Layout by Storm

    The number of two-handed no-thumb bowlers have grown considerably in the last decade. Storm’s Alex Hoskins and the company’s research and development team have created a new industry-standard system for drilling thumb-holeless bowling balls for two-handed bowlers that will have your next bowling ball reacting when and where you want it to. In this premium…

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    Seated Heel Lift: VMO-Strengthening Exercise

    Strengthening your VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique Muscle) helps control the position of the patella (kneecap). The VMO stabilizes the patella within its groove. It controls the alignment of the patella when the knee is bent and straightened. Easing knee pain requires getting the timing of VMO right alongside strengthening the rest of the quadriceps group.…

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    Timing and Release: Early, Good, and Late

    In order to have a good release, you need good timing. Your slide foot’s first step on the approach needs to occur in time with the ball start (i.e. the first step for four-step bowlers and second step for five-step bowlers). The next place on the approach where timing is evaluated is the pivot step.…

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  • 0:53

    Seated Heel Lift: VMO-Strengthening Exercise

    Strengthening your VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique Muscle) helps control the position of the patella (kneecap). The VMO stabilizes the patella within its groove. It controls the alignment of the patella when the knee is bent and straightened. Easing knee pain requires getting the timing of VMO right alongside strengthening the rest of the quadriceps group.…

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  • 1:37

    One-Arm Rows with a Bench

    Throwing a heavy bowling ball repeatedly requires good upper body strength. Pulling instead of pushing (pressing) yields bigger results when attempting to strengthen your back, shoulders, and arms. One arm row isolates these areas and in this free video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), explains that working one arm at a time with a…

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  • 0:50

    Leg Over Box Step Exercise

    Core stability and hip mobility contribute to better balance. In order to hit your target consistently in bowling, balance and stability are a requirement. Box steps are multifunctional exercise aides. They are sold individually and in sets that vary in height and width. Jumping on box steps is primarily how they are used, but they…

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    Bowling Ball Selection for League and Tournament Play

    Having the right bowling ball in your hand for the lane condition that you are bowling on, combined with your style of play is the recipe for success in bowling today. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains which bowling balls you need for league and tournament play to help you bowl your…

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  • 2:31

    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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    The Bowling Lane 101

    Understanding the playing field in bowling will lead to higher scores and better overall performance. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, highlights two key areas beginning bowlers need to understand before throwing a bowling ball at pins. The Approach From the foul line back to where the sette ends…

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  • 2:05

    Ball Motion: Burn Out or Burn Up

    Staying ahead of lane transition requires a trained eye with an observer’s mentality. In this premium video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what burn up and burn out are and what moves to make to combat them. Burn Up If the bowling ball is hooking too early and hits the…

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  • 1:51

    Staying in the Pocket: More Strikes and Easier Spares

    When your bowling ball hits the pocket, you rarely get less than an 8 count on the scoreboard. Hitting the pocket on your first shot doesn’t always lead to a strike, however, it does make for more manageable single and multiple pin spares. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop,…

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    Better Bowling Scores: Improve Focus and Concentration

    Distractions happen on and off the lanes that affect your bowling performance. When you become aware of the distractions, oftentimes there’s a moment that you subconsciously try to turn the switch on and provide more attention to being present. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what you can…

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  • 3:25

    Breaking Out of a Bowling Slump

    Slumps happen. Everyone goes through these frustrating stretches of time that leave begging the question: “What do I need to do to get back to bowling my best?” In this premium video lesson, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains a process that will get you back to bowling your best before your…

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  • 9:13

    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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    1/2 Thumb Fit: Who’s it for and How’s it Done?

    Many issues found in a bowler’s physical game can be traced back to their bowling ball fit. If your grip isn’t just right you will squeeze the bowling ball excessively or hang on to it too long, feeling like you can’t get the thumb out of the bowling ball. Either way, your arm swing and…

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  • 3:21

    Bowling Muscle Training

    Mind and body must work together to compete at the highest level. For your mind to be at its best, it mustn’t have distractions from the body. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, reviews muscle training areas of concern while helping you create a training schedule that will get…

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  • 3:15

    Tournament Success: Prepare Like a Champion

    Unless you win the lottery, success doesn’t just happen. You get out what you put in, and maximizing your efforts is the name of the game. In this premium video lesson Scott Pohl, Eagle Winner and owner of On Track Pro Shop, walks through the preparation process that has provided him a good deal of…

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  • 2:47

    Timing and Release: Early, Good, and Late

    In order to have a good release, you need good timing. Your slide foot’s first step on the approach needs to occur in time with the ball start (i.e. the first step for four-step bowlers and second step for five-step bowlers). The next place on the approach where timing is evaluated is the pivot step.…

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  • 4:15

    Cause and Effect: Good vs. Bad Leverage

    What is leverage and what does it have to do with bowling? Leverage is defined as the exertion of force by means of a lever or an object used in the manner of a lever. In bowling, the lower body creates leverage in combination with upper body posture. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner…

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  • 2:34

    Improve Accuracy: Balance Arm Training

    The balance arm in bowling is your non throwing arm. It provides stability when delivering the bowling ball. When your right arm comes forward to release the bowling ball, your left arm has to come back. Your shoulders are your aiming bar and they need to remain as stable as possible throughout your shot. In…

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    Shooting at Double Wood and the Bucket

    When two pins are stacked one in front of the other on a spare shot, it’s known as “double wood” in bowling. For right-handed bowlers, it is the 2-pin and 8-pin, and for left-handed bowlers, it’s the 3-pin and 9-pin. The “sleeper” in a “double wood” shot refers to the rear pin (that is, the…

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  • 2:10

    Basic 3-6-9 Spare System: Moving Left

    For beginner and intermediate bowlers, the 3-6-9 spare system is a great way to quickly get lined up to make spares on both sides of the lane. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, teaches right handed bowlers how to make the 3, 6, and 10 pin consistently. In order…

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  • 2:10

    Make More Spares: Body Alignment & Release Position

    In order to become a better bowler you need to make your spares. Keeping it clean or not having an open frame (splits excluded) throughout the course of a game is not only gratifying, but productive when working to increase your average. In this premium video Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, walks…

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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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