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  • 3:25

    Breaking Out of a Bowling Slump

    Slumps happen. Everyone goes through them and they are frustrating so it leaves us 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, instructs on a process that will get you back to bowling your…

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  • 2:15

    Breakpoint: How To Get Lined Up in Bowling

    Making the jump from intermediate to advanced in bowling requires understanding how to get lined up quickly during practice time and making good decisions when the lanes transition. You must be able to observe where and when the bowling ball is supposed to hook down the lane in order to be in the pocket consistently.…

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  • 1:52

    Fit, Weight, and Bowling Ball Choice for Seniors

    A bowling ball needs to match up with your style of play, and for seniors this is crucial for success in today’s game. The modern game may require some tweaking to your bowling ball choice, fit, and ball weight to help keep your game in peak performance. In this premium video Scott Pohl, owner of…

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    Shoulder Stabilization: Side Lying External Rotation

    It’s likely no surprise that swinging a bowling ball repeatedly could lead to shoulder injuries. This makes shoulder problems one of the most common injuries amongst bowlers. The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff injury is identified as a dull ache in the shoulder…

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  • 0:57

    Figure 4 Glute Stretch

    If you feel tightness in your glutes or hips, knowing how to do the Figure 4 Glute Stretch is a must. Bowling is a predominantly lower body dominant. This glute stretch should be done before and after competition. In this premium video lesson, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates how to perform the Figure…

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  • 1:18

    Bent Over Barbell Rows

    Rows are an important exercise for bowlers. They help strengthen back muscles and the stabilizers in the shoulders. Tightness and overdevelopment of the chest and bicep muscles are common injuries that bowlers experience, and bent over barbell rows help improve imbalance. Step 1 With the barbell on the floor, utilize your knees to bend down…

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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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  • 2:15

    Breakpoint: How To Get Lined Up in Bowling

    Making the jump from intermediate to advanced in bowling requires understanding how to get lined up quickly during practice time and making good decisions when the lanes transition. You must be able to observe where and when the bowling ball is supposed to hook down the lane in order to be in the pocket consistently.…

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  • 2:19

    Bowling Rules: Common Situations Part 1

    Sometimes rules are viewed as unfair or unnecessary. Bowling rules are put in place to ensure competition is fair for all. In this video lesson Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, reviews and clears up four different common situations you may run into at your next competition. Here is the USBC Rule Book…

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  • 1:45

    Tracking Advice for Better Competition Results

    Watching other bowlers for the purpose of improving your play is what’s known as tracking. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, provides advice to help expedite the learning curve on how to gather information from other bowlers that will help keep you competitive throughout a league night or tournament. Who best emulates your…

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  • 3:25

    Breaking Out of a Bowling Slump

    Slumps happen. Everyone goes through them and they are frustrating so it leaves us 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, instructs on a process that will get you back to bowling 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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  • 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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  • 1:52

    Fit, Weight, and Bowling Ball Choice for Seniors

    A bowling ball needs to match up with your style of play, and for seniors this is crucial for success in today’s game. The modern game may require some tweaking to your bowling ball choice, fit, and ball weight to help keep your game in peak performance. In this premium video Scott Pohl, owner of…

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  • 2:06

    Bowling Advice: Food for Thought

    From training to equipment choices, preparing for bowling competition is extensive. What fuels your body matters and it will affect your bowling performance negatively or positively. Adding nutrition preparation into your bowling routine will reward you in many ways. It will help keep your focus sharp, energy levels up, and in conjunction with exercise, your…

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  • 2:48

    Bowling Rules: Common Situations Part 2

    If you are bowling in a league or tournament, situations arise during competition that can only be described sometimes as a “difference of opinion.” Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, reviews and clears up four different situations that bowlers may have differing opinions on how to handle. Here is the USBC Rule Book…

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  • 1:45

    Coaching Technology for Better Bowling

    Improving your game has never been easier and technology plays a leading role in expediting advancement. Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, explains what technology bowling coaches use to help improve a player’s game faster and easier. Smartphones and Tablets When looking to improve your bowling game you need to start with what…

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  • 4:39

    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 a Bowling Ball

    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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    Practice Spares with “Low Ball”

    Let’s face it, in bowling we leave a lot of corner pins. Forget about the reason why for a second and concentrate solely on making corner pins at a higher percentage. In this premium video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, walks through how to play “Low Ball,” a game designed to make…

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  • 3:59

    Developing a Split Strategy

    Splits happen. All of the towel-throwing, ball-return-kicking and obscenities verbalized will not help you when you leave a 7-10 split or a Greek Church. 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 Count for the Team The…

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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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  • 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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